Machinist changing parts on a Midaco Pallet Changer High Mix Low Volume machining center job

High mix low volume production is not a problem when changing set-ups outside the VMC while it's making chips.

Get 50%-60% More Productivity out of your Existing VMC or 5-Axis

Automatic Multi Pallet Changer arm placing round pallet on 5 axis machining center table

You’ve invested in top-of-the-line machinery and your machine shop is cranking out parts to meet your customers’ demands. Your machining center is a heavy duty, metal cutting beast and it was built to work for YOU. 1st shift, 2nd shift, you may even have a 3rd shift running, or you’d like to have “lights out” production. Your VMC or 5-Axis needs to accommodate a high mix of low volume (HMLV) job runs without wasting time on part change over. With a MIDACO Pallet System you can change parts OUTSIDE of your machine, swap out pallets in seconds and Keep Your Spindle Running!

Midaco helps make machining more efficient. This reduces the cost per man hour per piece which helps manufacturers compete with lower cost labor countries.

coolant spray on parts being machined in VMC

For a job shop to increase productivity without incurring unnecessary cost it needs to gain more value from its EXISTING machinery. Whether you're running a large production job or multiple programs, DON'T LET THE SPINDLE SIT IDLE. Change parts WHILE your machine is cutting. Idle time on your machining center can cost hours of revenue over one week. Imagine how much is lost in a month or a year in production idle time. MIDACO helps make machining more efficient. Adding a Pallet Changer to your existing machine will increase productivity by 50-60% or more. This reduces the cost per man hour per piece which helps manufacturers compete with lower cost labor countries. Explore how a MIDACO Pallet Changer System can increase your overall gains with this convenient Payback Calculator.

Midaco Pallet Changer with parts on pallets

Load parts onto the Pallet Changer externally while your machining center is cutting. MIDACO's shuttle system is integrated with your machine's control panel to automatically switch pallets onto a receiver mounted directly to the machine table. You can attend to other tasks as the pallet changer switches out the next batch of parts in seconds, virtually eliminating your spindle idle time. Return to your machine to load the next batch of parts while your machining center continues cutting.

See what MIDACO customers have to say about their increased productivity.

Midaco full line of products

Automatic and Manual Pallet Changers along with AutoDoor Systems, Robot Access Doors, Trunnion Systems other machine tool accessories will help you get the most out of your VMC, HMC, Large Bridge Mill, 4th axis, 5-Axis, Drill/Tap, EDM or other machinery. Keep your machine shop at the peak of its productivity. MIDACO has efficiency solutions to make your machinery work for you.

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
  • AutoDoor and Robot Access Door Systems
    • For single and double doors
    • Operator ergonomic benefits
    • Ideal for robot loader applications
  • Midaco Fan for CNC
    • High-speed automated chip and coolant cleaning fan
    • Installed in tool holder and mounted to spindle
    • Through coolant ready
  • Industrial CNC Vacuums
    • Quick CNC clean up saves money in reduced production idle time
    • Save on resources appointed to cleaning
    • 150 micron PPL filter separates liquids from metal chips
    • Increase the lifetime of lubricant with recovery and reintegration
Give us a call at (847) 558-6720 or email us and we would be happy to answer any questions you have about our versatile line of manual and automatic pallet changers and accessories for your machine shop.