Rotary Transfer Machines Streamline High Volume Parts Production
October 15, 2012
For shops that regularly run high volumes of parts, a rotary transfer CNC machine can significantly improve productivity and profitability. Because rotary transfer machines enable manufacturers to completely machine a part in one operation and provide quick and easy changeover within part families, they reduce labor expense and deliver a lower cost-per-part.
Rotary transfer CNC machines are available in a variety of configurations including 2-way, 3-way, multiple-way, modular, transfer with bar load, and transfer with orbital units. Among the many industries that use this technology to improve productivity are: automotive, petrochemical, fittings and valves, HVAC, oil hydraulics and plumbing fixtures.
BTB Transfer SPA, one of the Gosiger High Volume Products suppliers, was the first company to use direct drive technology on rotary tables for transfer machines, using a torque motor to eliminate transmissions. Over the years, BTB has refined this technology, added continuous rotating chucks and chuck jaws along with a patented tool changing system. Today’s models provide total index rotation times of as little as one-tenth of a second.
Gosiger applications specialists can help you decide what style rotary transfer CNC machine can best help you reduce part costs and increase productivity. Contact Gosiger for more information.