Today’s marketplace is causing companies to experience smaller lot sizes. These short run jobs cause significant spindle downtime due to fixture change over. When combined with part loading, first article inspection and emergency job interruption tasks, experts estimate that today’s national average machining center can run as low as 30% of the time, and is idle up to 70% of the time. However, at a conservative shop rate of $75.00 per hour even a minimal 20 minutes per hour down time can add up to over $52,000.00 of lost profit per year (over $4,300.00 per month), per each machine owned. MIDACO pallet changers are a way to eliminate unnecessary spindle downtime and rescue lost profit.
Machine Shop Efficiency
Efficiency is key when you’re running a machining shop, and using the latest in time-saving VMC technology is essential to get the highest payback from your production line. With a manual or automatic pallet changer from Midaco Corporation, you can save time and money while increasing the efficiency of any size shop. From our cost-effective Series 16 model with a pallet size of 22” x 16” (558.8mm x 355.6mm) and a 500 pound (227 kg) capacity to our extreme Series 190 that can handle loads up to 32,000 pounds (14,528 kg) and pallets up to 190” x 72” (4826mm x 1829mm), we offer the highest-quality machines in the industry that can be customized to suit the exact needs of your company.
See How Much You Can Save Each Year
When making an investment in increasing your production efficiency, you need to know exactly how much money you could be saving each year to ensure you’re making the ideal decision for your bottom line. With Midaco’s Payback Calculator, we give you a simple, no-hassle way to get a clear idea of the impact one of our manual or automatic pallet changers can have on your business.
To find out how much you can save by upgrading your technology, you’ll only need to input the following information into our Payback Calculator:
- Amount of minutes the spindle is stopped while your operator unloads and loads work pieces
- Number of loads you typically handle in one hour
- Hours per day that your machine is in operation
- Number of days each year that your machine is being used
- Hourly rate of your shop
By using these simple data points, our calculator can figure out what you will be able to save by upgrading your company’s efficiency with one of our manual or automatic pallet changers.
Give Us A Call with Additional Questions
At Midaco Corporation, we are dedicated to helping shops around the world increase their bottom line through our high-quality pallet changers and other machine tool accessories. If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you save time and money during production, we invite you to contact us today. Just give us a call, and one of our experienced team members would be happy to answer any questions you have about our versatile line of manual and automatic pallet changers.