Future-proof automation – ex works and from a single source
Up to eight machines and up to five setup stations can be integrated into a linear pallet pool. The solution is designed for a maximum of 99 pallets on two levels and enables parallel handling of three pallet sizes measuring up to 1,000 × 1,000 mm and weighing max. 3,000 kg.
“Automated machine tools as part of future-oriented production guarantee users a high degree of competitiveness,” affirms Alfred Geißler, the Managing Director of DECKEL MAHO Pfronten GmbH. He then goes on to explain that this is precisely why DMG MORI has helped its customers to create the best possible automation solution for every application. “This applies to almost all manufacturing companies nowadays – from small contract suppliers to global players.” After all, he adds, every market participant is competing in a global environment.
The reasons for automation are as diverse as the possible automation solutions. Cost effectiveness, flexibility and reliability are just three examples of the possible benefits. “Only an automation solution has a higher level of repeat accuracy than any manual workpiece clamping and unclamping operation,” Harry Junger, Managing Director of GILDEMEISTER Drehmaschinen GmbH, explains providing an example.
The introduction of automation solutions requires extensive planning following an initial needs assessment. At DMG MORI, this will be carried out in future in the relevant production plants by specialised contacts. “In these plants, the conditions are ideal for perfectly coordinating and testing both the machine and the automation system before delivery,” adds Harry Junger, before going on to explain that this applies to both hardware and software in the field of integrated system operation, for example. “After all, the complete solution only makes the desired contribution to productivity if all the components dovetail perfectly.”