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Multi-Station Pallet Solution Reduces Setup From Hours to Just Minutes
When a well-respected manufacturer needed a solution for its (workholding) processes, Jergens Value-Added Solutions Team (VAST) utilized key products to provide the answer for horizontal quick change.
The challenge was to address the company’s small to medium sized production runs, frequent set-ups, and the pressure to control cost while remaining competitive on a global scale.
Among the solutions Jergens provided was a process change to a Mori Seiki NHX5000 w/12 station pallet pool that utilized ZPS, Drop & Lock, dual vises and a design that permitted additional side clearance.
Not only did the solution ensure quick change over, it also reduced the total number of columns needed. The results were significant, virtually eliminating set-up time – from three hours to just minutes – while providing cost savings of tens of thousands of dollars and additional machine capacity of 750 hours annually.
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The benefits of 5 axis machining are significant in terms of increased machining capability and productivity. Add Jergens Fixture Pro Quick Change workholding to your operations for total machining excellence and reduced setup time. Contact us today.