The Roku-Roku machine, EROWA workholding system and the EROWA Robot Multi form the production team. Optimally used, this team can deliver up to four times higher productivity.
Hommer Tool & Mfg.—a custom mold-ready components manufacturer based in Arlington Heights, IL—was looking to increase its productivity without adding manpower or sacrificing accuracy. The company began looking at automation as a way to achieve these goals. After now implementing automation into its process, the company can run electrodes and workpieces unattended, which has increased productivity substantially.
Why is it so difficult to automate the grinding department? A common concern in mold shops is how to make the grinding department resemble the rest of the shop.
Moldmakers seek to combine ultrafast cycles and high-speed automation in tool designs.
A review of the benefits of automating CNC machining by measuring and automatically changing the cutting tools as they wear during the machining process, and what a moldmaker should consider before investing in such a technology.