Making room for something new
Millimetre work was required when several machining centres were placed on armoured rollers and transported out of the production hall last week.
At the transitions between the different production halls, even the driven heavy-duty rollers reached their limits, so that the colleagues lent a hand and pushed the machines over the threshold. Stud bolts anchored in the floor were also in the way and were cut off without further ado with the angle grinder.
The machining centres were used reliably in our production for more than 15 years. Due to their age and changed requirements in the production processes, the machines are now being replaced.
With the new acquisition DMG DMC 80 U with pallet storage system as a replacement for the Bluestar 6 three years ago, the flexibility could already be increased enormously through 5-axis machining and increased tool capacity, and the set-up and machining times could be reduced. While the Bluestar 6 has so far only been operated occasionally during capacity peaks, it will now be given new tasks in another company.
The two smaller vertical milling machines from Haas will soon be replaced by a DMG M1, which our trainees in particular will be delighted to have. Equipped with the latest milling and control technology, the machine will be used primarily as a training machine.
In future, our trainees will be able to train CNC programming and machine operation both as a PC simulation and on the machine without any restrictions on the ongoing production processes.