How long is your spindle idle while changing parts on your VMC?

Large or small, MIDACO will keep your spindle running!

Midaco Large pallet changer on Bridge Mill Machine


In recent years we’ve expanded our line of pallet changers to accommodate the need for large precision parts machined to tight tolerances for the aerospace, energy, automotive, medical, military, power generation, oil and gas industries. These jobs cause significant spindle downtime due to the long and involved process of heavy, large part change over. When combined with crane loading, first article inspection and job interruption tasks, the machining center can be idle for 30 minutes... an hour... two hours? Your large Vertical Bridge Mill can be idle up to 70% of the time. 

Midaco Pallet Changer shown on OKUMA VMC

Idle machine time means slow production and lost profit per each machine owned. MIDACO Pallet Changers are a simple solution to eliminate unnecessary spindle downtime and rescue lost profit on large as well as small and mid-size machining centers. A pallet changer allows you to load your part onto a shuttle outside the machine tool WHILE your VMC is cutting, then change out your large part in MINUTES. 


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Large Machining center shown on Bridge Mill

The Automatic Pallet Changer line offers large capacity machines such as:

  • Single Shuttle Systems mounted on the right or left side of a VMC with 2 pallets up to 150” x 31” (3,810mm x 787mm) and 8,000 lb (3,632 kg) load capacity receiver (with parts evenly distributed).
  • Dual Shuttle Systems (one mounted on each side of the machine) with a total of 4 pallets up to 150” x 31” (3,810mm x 787mm) and 8,000 lb (3,632 kg) load capacity receiver (with parts evenly distributed).
  • Single/Dual Shuttle Systems with a total of 2 pallets for machines that do not move in Y-axis, up to 190” x 88” (4,826mm x 2,235mm) pallet size and 32,000 lb (14,528 kg) load capacity receiver (with parts evenly distributed).

Your VMC can do MORE with MIDACO!

MIDACO offers a full line of Automation Solutions to fit your Machining Centers

  • Manual Pallet Changer System 
    • Pallet sizes from 12.75"x 10.5" (234mm x 267mm) up to 60" x 25" (1,524mm x 635mm)
    • Up to 1,000 lb (454 kg) weight capacity (2,000 lb optional upgrade)
  • Automatic Pallet Changer System 
    • Pallet sizes from 22" x 14" (229mm x 356mm) up to 190" x 88" (4,826mm x 2,235mm)
    • Up to 32,000 lb (14,528 kg) weight capacity (with parts evenly distributed).
  • Automatic Multi-Pallet Changer System for 5-axis machining
    • 19 stations each with a 10" (254mm) dia. round pallet
  • Trunnion System for 4th Axis machining
    • No Cable Management Needed
    • Turn your Vertical into a Horizontal
  • Automatic Door System
    • For single and double doors
    • Operator ergonomic benefits
    • Ideal for robot loader applications