AMERICAN MACHINIST - IMTS 2002
       
 


MERGING ROTARY TRANSFER WITH TURNING

At IMTS, Buffoli Transfer is showcasing its new line of mill-turning transfer machines. For high-production volumes of complex components, the OMNI-TURN-TRANSFER CNC FLEX manufacturing cell combines and integrates transfer-machine processes with lathe machining. This versatile and quick-changeover system compliments Buffoli's line of TRANS-BAR multispindle static bar-turning machines and existing lines of transfer machines. OMNI-TURN-TRANSFER cells consist of 3 to 5 vertical lathes and a rotary-transfer machine. This configuration optimizes part quality and surface finish and processes critical operations in a single clamping - as opposed to traditional transfer machines that process parts sequentially.


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