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Get 50%-60% More Productivity out of your Existing Machining Center

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You’ve invested in top-of-the-line machinery and your 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. With a MIDACO Pallet Changer System you can change parts OUTSIDE of your machine WHILE its cutting and exchange pallets in seconds on your VMC or just minutes on your large Bridge Mill. Eliminate idle time 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.

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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.

Idle machine time means slow production and lost profit per each machine owned. 

Midaco Automatic Pallet Changer with CE Light Curtain

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

Pallet  Changers are a simple solution to eliminate unnecessary spindle downtime on large as well as small and mid-size machining centers.

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Light Curtain 

All models of the Automatic Pallet Changer System are available with a Light Curtain package. With 3-sided guarding via a light emitter, mirrors and sensors, a pallet change will not occur if the invisible light beams surrounding the shuttle system are breached. 

3 views of Midaco pallet changer with CE Light Curtain

Dual Shuttle Systems for VMCs, Bridge Mills and Machines which Do Not Move in Y-Axis 

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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, 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.

Midaco Single Dual Pallet Changer with CE Light Curtain mounted on both sides of a large vertical machining center

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 or Double Column Machining Center can be idle up to 70% of the time. MIDACO Automatic Single/Dual Shuttle Systems, ideal for machining centers which do not move in Y-axis, allow for the long part changer over process to be carried out while the machine is cutting.

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NOTE: Pallet Changers in this CE category are for International Export only.

For Light Curtain option on Domestic USA Pallet Changers, see available options listed under each individual Automatic Pallet Changer model in the Automatic Pallet Changer Systems category.

Customer Testimonials

Our customers benefit from the automation and ease-of-use that MIDACO pallet systems incorporate into their machine centers. The enhanced efficiencies and dramatically reduced spindle idle time has boosted productivity by more than 50%. See for yourself with the latest testimonials from MIDACO customers.

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