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Since 1969, companies around the world have significantly increased their productivity and profits with MIDACO’s automatic pallet changers. In fact, MIDACO clients have reported productivity increases of 90% and more—along with major reductions in job set-up time, wasted operator labor, and overall spindle downtime.

Auto CNC Pallet Changers for All Makes and Models of Machining Centers

At MIDACO, we have over 50 years of experience as an advanced manufacturer of machining center components—and we can fit ourauto CNC pallet changer onto equipment of nearly any size, model, and manufacturer.

The MIDACO pallet changer system has been QC tested over 250,000+ pallet changes before ever coming to market.

Our Automatic Pallet Changer is the perfect partner to your Vertical Machining Center – designed to be integrated with new equipment or with your existing machinery. Mounted on either the right or left side of the VMC, MIDACO's pallet changers work with your VMC to greatly reduce spindle downtime. While pallet "A" is in the VMC, being machined, pallet "B" is outside with the operator removing finished parts and loading the pallet with new parts for the next operation. Once the parts inside the VMC are complete, the pallets switch out automatically and the process repeats, virtually eliminating spindle downtime.

Benefits of Automatic Pallet Changers in Your Machine Center

The benefits of Automatic Pallet Changers are easily quantifiable in terms of productivity and increased revenue. Eliminating downtime means increased output-and an edge over the competition. Our Automatic Pallet Changers exceed international standards with optional Light Curtain guarding (meets CE compliance). Manufacturing facilities around the world have become more efficient through the use of our pallet changers, automatic door systems and other manufacturing time-efficiency solutions. Other benefits include:

  • Increased Machine and Operator Productivity
  • Large and Heavy Workpieces Easily Loaded Outside the Machine
  • Jobs Easily Interrupted for Emergency Stop (JIT)
  • Up to 32,000+ Pound Capacity (with part weight distributed evenly on pallet)
  • Precision-Engineered Electric Servo Drive Technology
  • MIDACO’s Patented “Dual Air Blast” at Each Contact Pad
  • Fully Integrated PLC with Password-Protected Keypad
  • Interchangeable Pallets for Maximum Versality Between Machines
  • Pallet Exchanges Done in Seconds, with +/- .0001" (.0025 mm) Repeatability

Thanks to their compatibility with any VMC brand, our automated pallet changers can give your business an edge over the competition. No matter what vertical you’re in, increased operator productivity and decreased spindle downtime is a clear recipe for profits.

Optional Features for Automatic Pallet Changers

MIDACO has been engineering and retrofitting CNC/VMC equipment for decades, and our staff would be happy to work with you to make our pallet changers better for your machining business. Available add-ons and accessories include:

  • Light Curtain: three-sided shuttle guarding via a light emitter, mirrors and sensors.
  • Custom Pallets: Instead of standard aluminum cast pallets, we can equip you with user-friendly Cast Iron and T-Slotted Cast Iron custom pallets.
  • Extended Warranty: Many of our auto pallet changer come with optional factory extended warranties that cover software upgrades and 100% parts replacement.

Full Selection of Automatic Pallet Changers for VMC

Our extensive selection of auto pallet changers is sure to include the right system for your machine center’s precise needs:

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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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