8/11/2017

Machining Centers for Small-Lot, High-Mix/Low-Volume Applications

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Westec 2017: Southwestern Industries’ Trak machines are said to increase productivity in shops that engage in small-lot or high-mix/low-volume work.

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Southwestern Industries’ Trak machines are said to increase productivity in shops that engage in small-lot or high-mix/low-volume work. Products designed for the former application include the Trak family of knee mills, bed mills, lathes and knee mill retrofits. Machines designed for the latter application include the Trak 2OP portable VMC and Trak LPM vertical machining center, both of which contain built-in Jergens ball locks to facilitate quick change-overs.

All Trak machines feature powerful but easy-to-learn ProtoTrak CNCs that reduce setup times and provide for increased workforce flexibility, the company says.

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