“… Midaco will be happy to fly a technician to your site, cut a big hole in the end of a VMC and bolt on a shiny new pallet changer. The result is a device that can automatically swap an entire machine table’s worth of parts in a few seconds via an M code sent by the control. This frees the operator to tend to other equipment, check parts prepare the next job or load the next pallet. And increasing spindle time by just 1 hour per day at a $75 hourly shop rate means a 2-year return on investment. But as Cayley pointed out, many shops see ROI much faster than that by eliminating several hours of daily downtime, depending on the application.”

Author Kip Hanson, Contributing Editor

Cutting Tool Engineering Magazine, August 2014

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