Flexible Pallet System

The automatic flexible pallet system from MIDACO Corp. (Elk Grove Village, IL) is designed to increase productivity at most five-axis vertical and or 400 mm horizontal machining centers.

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The automatic flexible pallet system from MIDACO Corp. (Elk Grove Village, IL) is designed to increase productivity at most five-axis vertical and or 400 mm horizontal machining centers. Adaptable to new or existing machines, these systems allow unattended, automatic exchange of pallets in only seconds. It modular design can retrofits virtually all machines—including those with a built-in trunion type table—and can maximize both productivity and operator safety. Standard system includes four pallet stations, one rotating pallet set-up station, a linear guided automated pallet delivery system, state-of-the-art touch screen system controller and four 20” (500 mm) diameter cast iron or aluminum pallets. The company’s pallet receiver uses a patented mechanical clamping system that does not require air, power or hydraulics lines—making it adaptable to a variety of applications. Designed to be field retrofit able, these systems adapt to most five-axis machines. The modular design allows the systems flexibility to be increased in two pallet increments. Additional machines can be integrated into the system at any time. An accuracy of +/- .0001” (+/- .0025mm) and a pallet clamping force of 21,060 lbs (9477 kg) assures reliable performance.