MACH'PRO - customer testimonial

Mr. Eichisky, president and general director of SIB, says: "Considering the batches sizes, the product life, the working conditions, we have successfully chosen the solution of the single or double bar transfer machine". "Comparatively, a transfer machine, in average, is equivalent to about four mechanical multi-spindle lathes. This is extremely important, if one thinks that the financial investment is practically the same as the investment of a modern multi-spindle lathe", M. Eichisky, who has carefully evaluated the choice, says.
The chosen solution drastically enforces the company competitiveness, taking into consideration the small margins, but also the investment capacity and mainly the area aspect that, like for many companies, is an unproductive factor and an additional cost to be added to the sale price. But it does not finish here; the dead times, such as part change-over, have been practically reduced by one third in comparison with the existing machines. The return of the invested capital is then considerably faster, taking into consideration all these productivity factors.
"On the other hand, M. Kieffer, in charge of the engineering methods department, says, it is not to be neglected the rotating tool factor, allowing a better adaptability to the cutting conditions, without forgetting the operator utilisation comfort, especially as far as the noise factor is concerned". The quality of the machining is optimal due to the independence of the working stations, to the perfect coaxial clamping of the parts and to the possibility of working 4 or more faces of the part. Similarly the transfer machines can work producing 1, 2 or 4 parts per cycle.
Through a CNC optimised for the turning operations, the operators learn to operate the machine at an elevated pace. "We were operative in a surprisingly short time, thanks to quick and effective training that has no equals in traditional training", M. Eichisky confirms.


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