A Michigan manufacturer describes its progress with pallet-changing systems, advancing from manual to automatic pallet-switching on its VMCs.
VMC, Pallet System Keep Work Flowing
A Haas VMC with a Midaco pallet changer not only freed additional capacity on the HMCs this shop uses for tight-tolerance production work, but also reduced cycle times in some cases.
Automatic Pallet System Helps Pick Up The Pace
Racecar drivers need high-performance components to win races, but manufacturing those components requires speed, too. An automated pallet changer helped this shop boost production not only for its auto customers, but also for customers in aerospace, medical and other industries.
Revving Up Productivity With A Pallet Changer
Recently, this motorcycle manufacturer purchased a new vertical machining center when faced with the challenge of reducing cycle time, increasing employee output and improving manufacturing efficiency and profitability on the line.
Pallet Systems Help Deliver
For this shop, a pallet system becomes a smart way not only to get more cutting time out of the machine, but as a quick way to pay back the investment in their machine.
Retrofitting an auxiliary pallet changer allowed this shop to get 'horizontal-like' production efficiency out of a vertical machining center.