Vertical Pallet Pool

A pallet storage system from Toyoda Machinery (Arlington Heights, IL) will be seen at EASTEC.

A pallet storage system from Toyoda Machinery (Arlington Heights, IL) will be seen at EASTEC. The compact Vertical Pallet Pool (VPP) is an economical option for expanding storage and automating production on one machining center. It will be shown with an FH450S horizontal machining center. Pallet pools can greatly increase manufacturing efficiencies by automating redundant tasks such s machine loading and unloading. The machining center maintains spindle utilization well over 90 percent while reducing operator involvement. Also on display will be Toyoda’s SelectG universal grinder designed for flexible, precise small-lot work. The machine’s wheelhead rotates from 90 to 60 degrees to accommodate either a straight or angle wheel. This feature creates easier manual changeover from straight to angle grinding wheels. Single-machine capabilities are expanded without the added investment of a full CNC-controlled wheelhead or a second dedicated grinder. In addition to simple changeover, guides ensure precise positioning. Grinding specific controls, automatic wheel dressing and a variety of built-in grinding and dressing patterns are just a few SelectG features designed to speed set up.