Reduced setup times with the built-in automation solution from Festo for loading and unloading workpieces as well as the tool changer.

Breaking Ranks

Highly Flexible Mill/Turn Centers

Machining small batches requires a high degree of flexibility. However, short setup times are also a prerequisite for cost-effective production. STAMA Maschinenbau GmbH believed that its mill/turn centers had the potential to achieve just that. These highly flexible machining systems process all six sides of a workpiece in a single work cycle. Built-in and ready-to-install solutions from Festo handle the tool change in the additional magazine as well as loading and unloading the workpieces.

“The built-in automation solution with the loader, unloader, and tool changer from Festo plays a key role in our machine’s space-saving design.”

Gerhard Schweicker, Sales Team Lead

Tool Changer Reduces Setup Times:

The dual gripper/rotator unit consists of the EGC axes, the DRRD pneumatic rotary actuator, and the heavy-duty HGPT tool gripper.