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How do you measure all the lost manufacturing hours?

 
 

-What would it be worth to you if you could increase productivity by running light out with new automation ideas?

-How do you measure all the lost manufacturing hours you are currently losing?

On this episode of the Premier Post Minute, We want to introduce you to how System 3R can help minimize all those lost hours.

System 3R offer Automation Solutions that you can expand with your needs

System 3R offer automation solutions with industrial robots, both stationery and rail versions within the Die & Mold and Precision Production sector.

-Modern technology & smart technical solutions using standardized modules allow for cost-effective yet flexible Automation

   - User-friendly cell management software: complex Automation made easy!

   Everything from your single source supplier: System 3R

Achieve greater return on your investment!

BEGIN: Begin with a single machine and small magazine capacity.

ADD: Add a second machine and a rotary magazine for more capacity.

EXTEND: Place the Fanuc on rails and add magazine capacity to serve additional machines or start with a similar solution from the beginning.

Tailored to serve your needs

We would love to have you are one of our customers and System 3R is a profit partner you should know about.

We look forward to showing you the benefits they can bring to your business, text the words “lost hours” to me at 262-527-7462.  Here is a better idea….Let us set up a virtual meeting so you don’t even have to leave your shop!

Premier is your Solution Provider for all your Automation needs and we are very proud to work with System 3R and all the solutions they offer!

Learn more from your Automation Solution Providers and System 3R Dealer for Wisconsin and UP of Michigan - Premier Machine Tool Midwest Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Success or Failure.......with your machine tool provider

 
 

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right. This quote is credited to Edward C. Simmons

What frustrates you about your current provider of CNC machines tools?

In today’s premier post minute - we discuss Hwacheon Machinery and how you can be successful with them.

Doing things exactly right is what Hwacheon strives for in the building process of their machines. Whether it is a CNC lathe, CNC Mill or a die/mold machine from foundry to final assembly this is what sets them apart.

So many now are just assemblers of machines tools as they buy parts from whoever is cheapest and have no worry about what country it comes from. WRONG ANSWER!

Hwacheon believes in FULL vertical integration to provide value to their customers.

Here is how:

1 – Over 60 years of craftsmanship.

Hwacheon has been leading Korea’s production industry.

   Korea is known to the world as an industrial powerhouse, and Hwacheon has been behind Korea’s prowess since the 50s, after Korea started to recover from the ruins of Korean war. In 1977, Hwacheon had built Korea’s first NC lathe, and internationally only behind three countries. After that Hwacheon came up with its own version of CNC milling machine and horizontal machining centers, contributing greatly to Korea’s economic success.

2 - Tough quality standard.

Hwacheon’s products and services are unparalleled.

   We live by the principle that we only offer the best products and services in the industry. Hwacheon’s high quality products will promise you high productivity; and our services will outfit you with the competitive edge you need.

3- Challenging. Passionate.

We will not rest to develop and innovate ourselves.

Hwacheon’s product development lab is forefront of Hwacheon’s passion. The lab has accumulated a half centuries of machine tool technology, and continues to enhance the technology behind CNC lathes, factory automation, molding, precision measurement and control.

4- Technologies.

Hwacheon spindles and CNC software are created with Hwacheon’s proprietary technologies.

The performance of a machine tool depends on the performance of the spindle, the scraping system, and the software. Hwacheon is self-sufficient over these key technologies, and therefore can provide the products and services custom-made to fit each client’s requirements.

5- Machining is our middle name.

Your productivity is our concern; and providing you with the optimal machining solution is our job.

To improve the machining quality for all forms of work subject and work proficiency, Hwacheon sup-ports One-Stop Machining. Hwacheon will continue to support the clients in sustaining their success, by providing them with high level of products satisfaction.

6 -Global.

Hwacheon is nearby-wherever you are.

   Hwacheon has sales offices and service outlets all around the globe in four continents. Also, to provide you with quality service at your convenience, you can find Hwacheon’s local corporations in more than thirty countries including the U.S., Germany, Singapore, and India. Experience Hwacheon’s differentiated client service today, wherever you may be.

7- Your partner for life.

We believe that if we do not provide value to your growth, little else matters.

A long, stable partnership begins with the trust in each other. Hwacheon is devoted to your success-Hwacheon listens to you to provide the best solutions for you. Your success is our business, and gaining your trust is our priority.

Click here to learn more about a great company with awesome solutions!

Contact Premier to learn more about all the great offerings Hwacheon has for you! PMT Midwest is your exclusive source for all Hwacheon products in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

or Please call or text me the word “exactly” and I will share more exciting information with you.

We look forward to you becoming one of our customers

Today is a great day, please enjoy it and continue to stay safe and healthy

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Do you remember the first time you drove a sports car, and you were able to get out into an area where you could open her up?

 
 

Do you remember the first time you drove a sports car, and you were able to get out into an area where you could open her up? And you felt the pure acceleration for the first time  and it made you start to giggle!

What if you could get answers to your biggest questions about how that kind of acceleration can impact your production with your fiber laser?

In today’s premier post minute - we discuss the advantages of acceleration with the Eagle Laser.

Here is an except from The Fabricator magazine’s recent article on Eagle Fiber Laser-

What Is Meant By Quick?

Operating costs probably will go up as the power level on a fiber laser cutting machine goes up. Generally, doubling the power increases laser operating costs by 20 to 30 percent. That’s why it’s so important that the fiber laser is operating at peak efficiencies, so that part cycle time can be decreased to offset the higher operating costs. By decreasing cycle time, a fabricator can reduce the impact of variable and fixed costs and increase profitability.

Luckily, fiber lasers cut fast. Just watch them race up and down a piece of sheet metal at a tradeshow. Unfortunately, most fabricators aren’t cutting parts that feature long and straight lines. They are cutting small holes and unique geometric shapes. In this reality a fabricator needs fast acceleration to take advantage of the machine’s linear speeds.

For instance, a 1G machine that accelerates at 32.2 feet per second squared is easily outperformed by a 2G machine, which accelerates at twice the rate. When the Gs are doubled, the machine needs half the time and half the distance to reach the same programmed speed.

The rate the machine can decelerate into and accelerate out of corners and tight arcs often has a greater impact on cycle time than laser power or maximum machine speed. Acceleration is vital.

For further illustration, consider laser cutting 20-gauge aluminum with a 4-kW laser that can cut at a speed of around 2,250 inches per minute. If the fabricator is cutting a 3-in. line with a 1G machine, that 4-kW laser will never accelerate to the potential cut speed before it has to start decelerating. Meanwhile, a 6G machine will be at the cutting speed for 2.4 in. of the 3-in. line.

When discussing cutting efficiency, it also helps to look at the rapid traverse speed and the acceleration. This involves movement of the cutting head when the laser is not in use, which is about 15 to 25 percent of cutting head movement over each sheet or plate. Machines that deliver higher rapid traverse speeds, greater than 12,000 IPM, require high acceleration to utilize the high rapid traverse speeds.

 

We would love to have you as a profit partner. Why not start with calling or texting me the words “sports car” and we can start discussing how acceleration can help you.

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What would it be worth to you to figure out EXACTLY when to use Vertical turning verses horizontal and implementing those strategies into your business?

 
 

What would it be worth to you to figure out EXACTLY when to use Vertical turning verses horizontal and implementing those strategies into your business?

How do you know when to use Vertical turning?

Most people struggle with when to use Vertical turning and what advantages it has?

We are excited to discuss this in today’s premier post minute along with introducing you to OM who has been producing vertical turning lathes since 1960.

For more than a century, vertical turning lathes (VTL) conjured up the idea of these big machines for big workpieces designed to handle chucked parts that are simply too heavy for a horizontal configuration.

The design of the inverted vertical machine creates an open work zone, which provides more possibilities for multitask machining. It also uses gravity for simple, effective chip evacuation.

With OM, we also include full box ways, 4 sided harden and ground ways, loading and unloading ease, Yes, the use of gravity for heavy pieces, but also less floor space, plus it can be automated.

O-M's large family of boring and turning machines are designed and manufacturing to satisfy turning needs. O-M Machines are used extensively to machine such large workpieces as hydraulic turbine for power plants, parts for large tankers, large pump castings and jet engines plus many more applications

Click to view a cutting demo on the O-M VTL (Click here)
 

To learn more about the advantages of vertical turning and the products from OM, please call or text me the word “vertical” and we can start discussing how vertical turning can fit into your business.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is proud to represent the entire O-M product line in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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What do you hope for this weekend?

 

What do you hope for this weekend?

Last night as I watched the opening of the NFL draft and they spoke about looking for the hope that was missing. I thought what are you all hoping for this weekend? Hope for your health, for all your family, friends and first responders, our political leaders and all those who need a little hope. We also want to hope for those essential workers in the manufacturing industry that are on the front lines too. We salute all those who are on the front lines helping those who need some hope.

Hi, A.J. Schweda co-owner of Premier Machine Tool Midwest and as we enter the weekend what do you hope for in business, do you Hope that your more productivity, do you hope you become more automated? Or maybe you hope you can satisfy your operators frustrations?

We hope we can soon get to the New normal and continue to provide you answers to your manufacturing questions.

Have an amazing weekend and we look forward to you becoming one of our customers. Why not start with calling or texting me the word “hope” and we can start discussing how we can help you. 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As Christopher Reeves said, once you choice hope, anything is possible.

Hope be with you during these turbulent times.

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How many customers are asking you to measure the parts you are producing for them?

 

- How many customers are asking you to measure the parts you are producing for them?

- What frustrates you with checking parts and verify accuracies in your shop?

We would like to introduce you to Hexagon manufacturing intelligence in this episode of the Premier Post Minute.

Rethink Quality in Design and Engineering, Production and Metrology with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

Work Smarter- Place quality at the heart of your smart factory strategy.

Manufacturing with Quality Throughout the Product Lifecycle

In our consumer-driven world, success can hinge on ‘perceived quality’ – the customer perception of the products they purchase. Major brands are actively promoting a quality image and demanding that their factories and suppliers live up to their consumers’ expectations. In short, if you work in manufacturing, quality is your business.

But who is responsible for the quality of the products you produce? Is it the metrology experts in the quality department? The team responsible for the production process? Maybe it’s the designers and engineers who came up with the concept in the first place?

Think that quality is the responsibility of one department? Think again.

At Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we believe that quality is a shared responsibility amongst stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle. Every person in every department who interacts with a component as it makes its journey from design to reality can affect quality. Our solutions enable you to rethink quality in your department and collaborate with your colleagues on site and around the world to design and engineer, produce and measure quality – and ensure you deliver quality to your customers.

Let us work together to measure yo to a higher standard!

To learn more, you can call or text the word “Data” and I will share more information with you. Premier Machine Tool Midwest – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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If the industry considers you the best and someone copies you....is that flattery?

 

If the industry considers you the best and someone copies you....is that flattery?

Is a copy ever as good as the one they copied?

If you have a machine that is so well built with a great reputation that the industry states it is the best, would a copy be a good option? In this episode of the Premier Post Minute we want to introduce to one of the originals, Kuraki Boring Mills

YES, there is a reason people always come back to buy the BEST Horizontal Boring and Milling from KURAKI!

The core businesses of Kuraki focuses on the development, manufacturing and sale of “machine tools”. Their product portfolio comprises Horizontal Boring & Milling Machines especially designed for heavy duty machining in large-size d and heavy workpieces in various models tailored to the specific customer’s requirements.

The technologies developed and refined in the course of the design of these boring mills enabled them to also engage in the manufacture of “special machinery” for high-precision machining and mass production in a wide variety of applications such as automotive engineering, ship building and medical equipment

These technologies combined from perfect synergies to continuously increase their know-how and experience enabling them to provide manufacturers with highly efficient and high-value machines which frequently lead to the development of innovative products.

To learn more, you can call or text the word “original” and I will share more information with you. Premier Machine Tool Midwest – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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What if we turned the spindle.......Horizontal?

 
 

The definition of insanity is said to be doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Some credit Einstein to this quote but I am not sure but either way the saying is correct.

How do manufacturers continue to make vertical 5 axis machines and expect better results?

What if we turned the spindle to horizontal?

Horizontal 5 axis from Grob gives you huge advantage for your machining.

It is quite likely that you or someone you know is connected to GROB. With the majority of automotive engine blocks globally manufactured likely being done on GROB systems, your ride to work today may have been courtesy of GROB in one way or another.

In this time of a skilled labor workforce shortage, the global marketplace relies on us to become more productivity and more efficient as the only significant metric to improve our profits and margins.

If you do not beat your competitor to the new leading technology, you will forever be playing catch up.

GROB universal machining centers offer you almost limitless possibilities for the milling and mill-turn machining of parts from the most diverse materials. Thanks to their compact design, high productivity and maximum stability, these machining centers guarantee effective manufacture and adapt, through extensive configuration options, ideally to suit individual requirements.

GROB universal machining centers are perfectly suited to the 5-sided machining of parts with chamber holes and chamfers, as well as form and flow profiles. Their unique machine concept makes them ideally equipped for state-of-the-art automation technology.

GROB is helping make so many companies perform, produce and be more profitable.

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Has your machining market changed due to our current situation?

 
 

If you are a job shop looking to increase production, many machine tool salesmen will tell you to just buy another machine but, wrong answer. Machines take up real estate in your shop and require people to run them.

Can your production parts fit in your hand and can be bar feed, then an answer for you is the Index Multi spindle machine.

INDEX Pioneering multi-spindle technology

Discover more machining options for your workpiece with pioneering multi-spindle technology. Convince yourself of the boundless machining flexibility and the advantages of highly productive INDEX multi-spindle automatics.

INDEX multi spindle automatics combine the advantages of CNC technology with those of cam-controlled machines. They can be used not only for series production of a wide range of precision parts but also for small series due to their extremely short setup times. Whatever the application, these multi spindle turning machines impress with their high performance.

Click here for a quick video of the great Multi-Spindle solutions from Index

With its INDEX and TRAUB brands, the INDEX Group today is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of CNC turning machines.

Premier is proud to be the exclusive dealer for all Index Traub products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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Where do you find essential needs? Two great stories today for your safety

 
 

While we may feel like we are not accomplishing much, I have two stories of people who are making a difference during these times and could help you.

1. Dynashield: (Click Here)

The DynaShield is a low-cost option optimized for assembly, high density shipping, and construction from recyclable materials.

The geometry of the headgear allows for use of available non latex rubber bands and multiple adjustment points for just enough tension to hold everything in place comfortably.

These face shields are available to medical institutions or emergency services.

Sold by the bundle of 100. For U.S. purchase only.

2. Prosper Facilities Management: Hand Sanitizer

TTB is authorizing the manufacture of hand sanitizer products consistent with World Health Organization (WHO) guidance. All TTB-permitted DSPs (including AFPs and beverage DSPs) may manufacture hand sanitizer products that are comprised of:

-denatured or undenatured ethanol,

-glycerol (not less than 1.45% of the finished hand sanitizer product on a volume basis), and

-hydrogen peroxide (not less than 0.125% of the finished hand sanitizer product on a volume basis),

Made from 95% pure ethanol and glycerinwith a final alcohol of 80%.

Recommended use: Hand Sanitizer

Prosper Facilities Management - Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and pricing

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What is most important when you are selecting a Fiber Laser?

 
 

Eagle is the best choice in flat-stock sheet and plate metal cutting because advanced technology delivers the fastest throughput and lowest cost per part in the industry. Here are some details:

1.           HIGHEST POWER - 2 to 15kW: The competition is just now reaching 8 to 10kW. The holdback has been a reliable head, and Eagle has just released the latest eVa® head, version 10.5. They have been perfecting ultrahigh output power for years and have the most reliable cutting head today. Higher power means faster cutting and thicker cutting (up to 60mm).

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2.           FASTEST DYNAMICS: The Eagle iNspire® machine will move 13,780 ipm between cuts. Dizzyingly fast. No one is faster. The top speed while holding cut path accuracy of 0.05mm is 5,900 ipm.

But speed is meaningless on a laser without acceleration. Eagle has 6g acc/dec. Other machines operate at 1 to 2g, with a few hitting 3g. Every time you double the Gs you cut the time and distance to reach any speed in half. This machine is incredibly quick due to its’ ideal design: carbon fiber bridge, polymer granite base, center of gravity drive mechanism placement, linear motors on all axes, ultrafast digital drives, and absolute optical encoder feedback. YouTube: 6g versus 1g Acceleration

3.           QUICKEST MATERIAL HANDLING –A machine this fast cuts a full sheet or plate in no time, thereby requiring 6 to 10 sheet changes per hour. Hydraulic pallet changers will exchange a sheet in 30 to 60 seconds, but Eagle’s servo driven system does it in just 9 seconds.

Eagle also has full material storage automation, which will be necessary for high production work.

Eagle understands the importance of uptime. The machine has reliability built in by using only the best components such as Renishaw, Festo, IPG Photonics, Nord, Beckhoff, Hiwin, and many other industry-leading suppliers with US parts and service. And every Eagle comes standard with at 2 year warranty, next-day service tech guarantee, and many other advantages.

Why not start with contacting us with the words 6G and we can get started. Thank you for your time and we love to have you as a profit partner.

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What’s your experience with having a success launch of your new CNC Machine?

 

 
 
What’s your experience with having a success launch of your new CNC Machine?

In today’s market so many machine companies look the same, but you need to look further to see what Hwacheon is passing up their competition!

We understand. After all, CNC Machine Tools are high costs investments; each model is often built for specific applications and purposes.

Well-planned machine tool purchases, manufacturing projects and production schedules can help your manufacturing facility enjoy cost-effective manufacturing and reap positive returns on capital costs over a shorter time period.

Here are 5 more reasons to switch to a new CNC machine tool.

   1. Durability: Industrial-strength CNC lathes and milling machines can run for 24 hours, weeks or even months, with adequate maintenance program.

   2. Consistent Quality: With razor-sharp precision, CNC machine tools can produce parts of the same specifications and quality over and over again.

   3. Higher Productivity: By automating your manufacturing line, fewer engineers and technicians are needed to manage your production.

   4. Flexibility: Most CNC machines are easily configurable to create totally different parts in hours.

5. Intelligent Software: Through state-of-the-art software, you can create designs and fabricate intricate parts more easily.

You may ask who offers all this and more? plus who I can trust will be with me for the long haul?

Hwacheon Machinery

Korea’s First Machine Tool Builder -With over 66 years of history, Hwacheon is dedicated to crafting high quality CNC machine tools. From castings, box guideways, spindles, and gears to sheet metal, every component of our machines are precision engineered with top quality materials, allowing Hwacheon to deliver long-lasting value to our customers.

Who offers Hwacheon Machinery locally for me?

Premier Machine Tool Midwest

Through a diverse assortment of machine manufactures backed by the experience and skill of your Premier partners, we’re here to ensure you receive the highest quality equipment, service, and solutions to maximize your investment.

Learn more about Hwacheon CNC Machines from your EXCLUSIVE Hwacheon dealer - Premier Machine Tool Midwest for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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What is most important to you when you’re looking for a double column Bridge Mill? Would you want to consider a company that has been successfully building a double column bridge machine for over 62 years? (Video)

 

 

We are so excited to represent SNK who has been building bridge machines since 1958 with many incredible developments. So many are trying to play catch up but why? When you can have the best from SNK who will make you more profitable and productivity. Read more about why SNK is the moneymaking solution for you.

SNK has been manufacturing Double Column Machining Centers for over 50 years, with over 5,000 units installed world-wide. RB-M Series Machining Centers deliver productive 5-face, single set-up machining at an affordable price. Rigid double column design and construction assures peak precision and excellent work envelope access. These machines have both an automatic tool changer and right-angle attachment changer. A wide assortment of spindles is available to meet specific machining requirements. In addition to the X,Y & Z axes, a CNC controlled 4th axis (W) expands machining capability and provides exceptional rigidity for rigorous cutting conditions. The generous quill stroke (Z) allows exceptional access to cavities simplifying deep hole cutting.

Features/Benefits

5-Face, Single Set-Up Machining

-1 degree indexing (standard) expands multi-face machining capability

-Reduces set-up time - boosts productivity

-Maintains geometries for optimum precision

-Wide assortment of special attachments available including universal, 30 degree inclined and more

Affordably Priced

-Fast return on investment

Rigid Double Column Design and Construction

-Optimum machine rigidity for rigorous machining

-Superb accuracy and finish capability

-Easy access to work table simplifies set-up

Automatic Tool Changer and Right Angle Attachment Changer

-Streamlines 5-face machining operations

Wide Assortment of Spindles

-High-speed, High-power, High-torque

CNC Controlled 4th Axis (W)

-Allows expanded machining capability with added rigidity

Generous Quill Stroke

-Ideal for deep pocket machining and tall workpieces

Click here to see one in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQfTWQZnfn0&feature=youtu.be

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Do your Fabrication operators get frustrated when you ask them to do secondary operations like deburring or edge rounding of your parts?(With Video)

 

 
 

 

LISSMAC systems for metal processing set benchmarks in innovative sheet metal processing through highly effective, two-sided deburring and edge rounding of punched, laser and fine plasma cut workpieces using only one work process. Unlike grinding machines, SBM-L G1S2s win over customers with more efficient processing work savings of up to 60%.

Both sides - One work step

The innovation – In the dry processing method, the highly efficient double-sided processing of all cut contours (outside and inside contours) on sheets is done in only one work process. Double-sided synchronous processing offers highest productivity in the production process of our customers. The processing principle of LISSMAC systems guarantees across the entire working with optimal tool utilization because the processing of the workpiece is always crossways to the feed direction. The LISSMAC system portfolio comprises three machine series. Depending on customer requirements, the M, L or XL series is used. These series differ in the number of assemblies for workpiece processing.

   Deburring and edge rounding of parts up to 50 mm material thickness

   Removal of spots on the sheet metal surface

   Processing both sides of the parts simultaneously eliminates the need of turning heavy parts and processing them for a second time

   Simultaneous deburring and edge rounding of interior and exterior contours

   Dry operation

   Simple, intuitive operation

   The processing units can be individually adjusted or turned on and off electrically.

   Maximum productivity while maintaining machining quality

   The cross-machining principle guarantees optimum tool utilization over the entire working width.

   Faster and simpler tool change within just a few minutes

   Modular and compact in modern machine design - smaller footprint

   Improved work environment - Reduction of dust, dirt and noise

   Optionally available: Conveyor Technology; Handling Systems, Automation; Custom Solutions

   Up to 60 % work time savings compared to one-side processing grinding machines

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How do we help with your employee and productivity concerns during these uncertain times? The Index Multi Spindle is an amazing answer!

The INDEX MS22-8 multi-spindle automatic lathe with internal robotic part handling offers high-volume, lights-out manufacturing of precision parts. The robot further increases the performance of the already fast multi-spindle lathe, providing benefits in particular to applications featuring highly complex parts.

"The INDEX MS22-8 CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe excels in a wide variety of applications in industries ranging from automotive to medical technology," said a company spokesperson. "It also produces small batches efficiently and economically. The versatile INDEX MS22-8 can be bar-fed or loaded with chucked parts." Furthermore, depending on the characteristics of a particular component, the machine can be configured as an eight-spindle machine, a double four-spindle machine dropping two parts at a time or a machine with double rear-end machining.

The MS22-8 can accomplish turning, off-center drilling and thread cutting, inclined and cross drilling, milling, multi-edge turning, polygon turning, hobbing, tooth milling, deep-hole drilling and slotting. All standard toolholders and toolholder system interfaces can be used with a range of popular adapters, including Capto, HSK, VDI and INDEX systems.

Each spindle is assigned two cross slides that can travel both in the X- and Z-axes. Additionally, one cross slide per position can be equipped with a Y-axis for up to four positions. The cross slides feature an integrated drive and a low-mass design with hydrostatic bearing support. Their low moment of inertia and resulting high dynamics facilitate enhanced acceleration.

The cross slides incorporate hydrostatic sliding guides in the feed axis (Z), providing increased damping that prevents the transfer of the machining vibrations to the adjacent slide via the headstock. This helps to mitigate vibration and rattling while workpieces are being machined, even when diverse machining processes are being performed concurrently by the eight spindles. For example, one spindle can be used for heavy-duty roughing while high-precision finishing takes place on another spindle without sacrificing surface quality. The hydrostatic bearing is wear-free, with neither friction nor a stick-slip effect.

"The speed of the machine's eight liquid-cooled spindles can be controlled independently, and the spindles are arranged in the proven INDEX spindle drum," said the spokesperson. "The fluid-cooled spindle drum eliminates thermal growth, enables high power density within the drum and provides the capability for energy recovery from the heated cooling fluid. The system also keeps the spindle bearing temperature at a low level, prolonging service life and further enhancing stability."

In double four-spindle mode, the MS22-8 runs as two machines in one, dropping two complete parts in each cycle. Every second tool station has simultaneous access to the same tools. When operated as an eight-spindle machine, the drum indexing angle from position to position is 45°. In double four-spindle mode, the drum indexing angle is 90°.

Two swiveling synchronous spindles permit double rear end machining. In this mode, there are six spindle positions available for front machining and two spindle positions for rear end machining, all cutting simultaneously. With this approach, it is possible to machine the rear end of a workpiece during two drum indexing cycles. Because all cross slides are located at the same travel angle to one another, free chip flow is guaranteed in each position. Additionally, the swiveling synchronous spindles are locked into the end positions by three-part Hirth couplings, providing a level of stiffness that enables high precision in bar diameters up to 24 mm.

The Hirth coupling also eliminates the need to electronically compensate at the end position. "The mechanical lock ensures optimal stiffness and increases the positioning accuracy. This allows accurate cutting of highly complex components that require complex cut-off side machining," said the spokesperson. The swivel movement to the rear end position occurs in less than 0.3 seconds.

The MS22-8 features a front-opening design that offers the operator enhanced accessibility during set-up and tooling. Moreover, there is free chip flow down into the chip discharge chute.

To save space, the INDEX engineers placed the control cabinet on the machine. "This principle of integrating the control cabinet into the machine roof has been applied to INDEX multi-spindle machines for almost 15 years and has been very well received in the market," said the spokesperson.

Workpieces are discharged damage-free from the work area and placed on pallets for later treatment. The MS22-8 can be equipped to include multiple optional handling solutions, including machine-integrated handling with an external stacking unit. This approach allows destruction-free removal of parts from the machine, including measuring operations for the workpieces if needed. Workpiece data can be fed back directly to the machine control so it can automatically correct its machining parameters.

All INDEX machine are designed to minimize energy consumption. To this end, the MS22-8 incorporates weight-optimized components to reduce energy consumption and increase dynamic response, regenerative drives for energy recovery and automatic shutdown of components that consume significant amounts of energy via a user-defined automatic standby mode. The machine design also minimizes friction via optimally paired materials and low-friction bearings. Intelligent cooling principles remove heat from the spindles, hydraulics and control cabinet and use a cold-water interface to transfer that heat for other uses.

Contact us today to learn how to best emerge with happier employees and more productivity as Premier is proud to be the exclusive distributor for all INDEX TRAUB products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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How do you emerge from these turbulent times as a leader in the Stamping & Fabrication industry? We can help you with the Eagle Fiber Laser- The new Leader in Fiber Laser

Eagle is the best choice in flat-stock sheet and plate metal cutting because advanced technology delivers the fastest throughput and lowest cost per part in the industry. Here are some details:

1.           HIGHEST POWER - 2 to 15kW: The competition is just now reaching 8 to 10kW. The holdback has been a reliable head, and Eagle has just released the latest eVa® head, version 10.5. They have been perfecting ultrahigh output power for years and have the most reliable cutting head today. Higher power means faster cutting and thicker cutting (up to 60mm).

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2.           FASTEST DYNAMICS: The Eagle iNspire® machine will move 13,780 ipm between cuts. Dizzyingly fast. No one is faster. The top speed while holding cut path accuracy of 0.05mm is 5,900 ipm.

But speed is meaningless on a laser without acceleration. Eagle has 6g acc/dec. Other machines operate at 1 to 2g, with a few hitting 3g. Every time you double the Gs you cut the time and distance to reach any speed in half. This machine is incredibly quick due to its’ ideal design: carbon fiber bridge, polymer granite base, center of gravity drive mechanism placement, linear motors on all axes, ultrafast digital drives, and absolute optical encoder feedback. YouTube: 6g versus 1g Acceleration

3.           QUICKEST MATERIAL HANDLING –A machine this fast cuts a full sheet or plate in no time, thereby requiring 6 to 10 sheet changes per hour. Hydraulic pallet changers will exchange a sheet in 30 to 60 seconds, but Eagle’s servo driven system does it in just 9 seconds.

Eagle also has full material storage automation, which will be necessary for high production work.

Eagle understands the importance of uptime. The machine has reliability built in by using only the best components such as Renishaw, Festo, IPG Photonics, Nord, Beckhoff, Hiwin, and many other industry-leading suppliers with US parts and service. And every Eagle comes standard with at 2 year warranty, next-day service tech guarantee, and many other advantages.

Contact us today to learn how to best emerge as the leader of your industry with the EAGLE Laser production machine. Premier is proud to be the exclusive distributor for all Eagle products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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What’s the best way to start being more productive and continue to stay profitable during these uncertain times? How about the unique GROB universal machine concept that can improve your productivity and profits!

GROB universal machining centers offer you almost limitless possibilities for the milling and mill-turn machining of parts from the most diverse materials. Thanks to their compact design, high productivity and maximum stability, these machining centers guarantee effective manufacture and adapt, through extensive configuration options, ideally to suit individual requirements.

GROB universal machining centers are perfectly suited to the 5-sided machining of parts with chamber holes and chamfers, as well as form and flow profiles. Their unique machine concept makes them ideally equipped for state-of-the-art automation technology.

Milling centers

Highly precise and reliable: The GROB 5-axis universal series offers a convincing range of applications.

Mill-turn machining centers

Flexible and efficient: GROB universal machining centers with innovative mill-turn technology guarantee the best results in 5-sided machining.

 

Contact Premier to learn more about all the great products from GROB as we can set up a virtual meeting, cutting demo and applciation review. PMT Midwest is your exclusive source for all GROB products in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Is it time for you to divorce your current cnc lathe for the market leader in productivity? Check out the Hwacheon HiTech230 CNC Lathe.

          

 

The New Standard for 8-10" Lathe Faithful to the Basics the Hwacheon Hi-TECH 230 provides more reliable machining performance based on excellent machine rigidity and upgraded specifications compared to the existing 8-10" lathes with box-way structure and provides greatly enhanced user convenience and maintainability. The Y-axis model has Y-axis stroke of up to ±60 mm (±2.36 inch), the largest in class.

You need to check out this awesome CNC Lathe from Hwacheon

Premier is proud to be the exclusive dealer for all Hwacheon products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan. To learn more about all the great products that we offer please call Sales 414-254-5150

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Jumping out of bed or jumping on the snooze button?

How is your attitude during these turbulent times? Are you getting ready to come out on the other side of this, and PMT will be here to help you take advantage of all the great opportunities the manufacturing industry will have.

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How do you measure productivity with your Fiber Laser? How about 9 holes per second. YES, you read that correctly!

Achieving the amazing rate of 9 holes a second is all about acceleration. Sure, the Eagle’s iNspire Series has a top simultaneous speed of 13,780 ipm, but it pops holes at the rate of a machine gun due to industry leading 6g acceleration. The FASTEST fiber laser is also the QUICKEST. For most applications, acceleration is more important than velocity.

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Acceleration on Intricate Sheet Metal Parts

Machine acceleration helps reduce part cycle time on both thick and thin parts. On thick plate material, the acceleration helps you move quickly between cuts (rapid traverse moves). On thin sheet metal, acceleration helps you during rapid traverse moves and accelerating and decelerating on intricate geometry.

This part shows a lot of ornate detail that will require the machine to decelerate and accelerate on all direction changes.

Negotiate Corners Faster with 6g Acceleration

If the fiber laser is cutting left to right as shown by the solid red arrow, the machine will have to accelerate at the beginning of the segment and then decelerate as it approaches the corner. If the machine is not quick enough, then it’s likely the laser will never reach the programmed cut speed on this short segment before it has to start decelerating at as it prepares for the right hand turn (in direction of the dotted line).

DESIGNED FOR ACCELERATION

   Linear motors are used on all 3 axes (yes, even the Z)

   Polymer granite base, such as used on CMMs, provides ultimate rigidity, temperature stability, and vibration dampening

   Gantry configuration is idealized for low weight and high stiffness

   On the Eagle iNspire the bridge is carbon fiber – 2.5 times lighter than steel yet delivering greater stiffness and vibration dampening

We have already machines delivered in Wisconsin! Contact us to set up your demo to see this incredible Fiber Laser machine! Premier is proud to be the exclusive distributor for all EAGLE products for the state of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan – Sales 414-254-5150 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EAGLE Fiber Laser - The leader in Fiber Laser Technology!

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