A CNC machining center is the bread and butter of the production process. This integral component is responsible for all of the milling and precision metal cutting operations conducted in the manufacturing industry. While this equipment lies at the core of your machine shop, there are a variety of other machining devices that are necessary for smooth production and improved automation.
Compatible With All Machining Center Brands
MIDACO prides itself on producing CNC pallet pool and pallet changer equipment that can be used in all applications. Our automatic and manual pallet changers fit virtually any vertical machine brand, make, and model manufactured anywhere in the world. If you do not see your VMC brand listed below,contact us for details regarding your specific machine application.
At Midaco Corporation, we specialize in these pieces of equipment. Our CNC machinery accessory manufacturing company has been in business since 1969, and has continuously served as a leader in creating machine shop solutions for decades. Whether you have a vertical machining center or a horizontal machining center, our variety of productivity increasing products is guaranteed to complement it.
Investing in a Machining Center Pallet Changer
Your VMC or HMC is the lifeblood of your machining business and is responsible for your growth as a competitive manufacturer. However, by itself a CNC machining center can be idle for a good portion of the workday. Loading and unloading parts directly on the VMC table could create 5-10 minutes of spindle downtime per cycle, or hours on large VMCs and Bridge Mills. How much idle machining time is that per shift, week, month, or year? By investing in a pallet changer for VMC or HMC applications you can drastically enhance your productivity by virtually eliminating spindle idle time. These enhancements include:
- Increased Productivity: Manually loading and unloading your machining center directly on the machine tool table by hand massively slows down the production process. With an automatic pallet changer, your components are loaded onto a pallet while the machine is cutting, then quickly transferred into the machining center automatically once the cutting cycle is complete. Even a manual pallet changer can boost efficiency and streamline your processes by having fully loaded pallets ready to transfer by hand along the shuttle in seconds.
- High Tolerance Consistency: Each pallet changer, whether small or large – manual or automatic – comes with a cast-iron receiver, which mounts directly to the machine tool table for quick pallet transfer. Hardened and ground locating pins on the receiver and hardened bushings and ground steel rails on the pallets assure +/-.0001” (0.0025mm) repeatability.
- Less Workload: With an automatic pallet changer, an operator no longer has to constantly man the machining center. They’ll be free to attend to other processes or load parts on pallets for other machines while the pallet changer automatically transfers parts between cycles, boosting your productivity.
Contact Us For More Information Today
With the premium machining products offered by MIDACO, you can take your machining center to the next level of operation. Whether you want to invest in a pallet changer, autodoor system or other machining productivity solutions, we have the quality equipment your machine shop needs. Fill out our online form to request more product information today.