Dove grey color Midaco pallet changer shuttle system with blue M logo showing one 22"x16" aluminum pallet on the shuttle system. HURCO logo on machining center in bacgground

Investing In CNC Automation Provides More Time to Focus on Building Business

Darren Grainger, Director of Hi-Spec Precision Engineering, Ltd. & Grainger Guitars located in the UK just made their machining process more efficient.

Adding a MIDACO Corporation PalletChanger to their HURCO VM5i will get more productivity out of their existing MachineTool to keep up with their growing business.


"First test runs on our new MIDACO Corporation pallet changer, we had this fitted to our existing Hurco VM5i vertical machining centre to increase spindle up time by part change overs taking place outside of the machine whilst the machine is running. 2019 has been a year of change for us, embracing automation to ensure we are ready for the future."  - Darren Grainger, Director - Hi-Spec Precision Engineering, Ltd.

Media Credit: Hi-Spec Precision Engineering, Ltd & Grainger Guitars


"Any machine or machine accessory manufacturer will tell you the increases in efficiency and productivity their equipment will bring to your company. It was no different with our recently installed Midaco pallet changer and I expected that we’d see a decent improvement....however by utilizing multiple 5th Axis Workholding vices along with the MIDACO Corporation pallet changer we’re experiencing some extremely impressive run time efficiencies. This job in particular is running in cycle for 9 hours 15 minutes of our 9 1/2 shift...which is 98.5% efficient for the available time...got to admit we are more than impressed with this setup."


Running more guitar hardware parts on our Hurco VM5i fitted with the MIDACO Corporation pallet changer. We’re used three 5th Axis Workholding DV510 deuce vices per pallet, each vice contains eight parts, one operation per vice, cycle time is just under 45 minutes and due to the efficiency of this set up we’re achieving over 9 hours spindle run time in the 9.5 hour day! #efficiency