This is how transfer solutions work
In a transfer center, components can be completely machined (milling, drilling, threading, etc.) in just one setup. The workpiece is machined in reverse compared to a conventional machining center. Workpieces are automatically clamped in a fixture and moved to the tools under CNC control. In most cases, several workpieces are machined at the same time.
It thus reduces space, energy, service and personnel requirements. Total cost of ownership (TCO) can be significantly reduced with this technology. Due to fixed spindles and the use of special tools, the highest accuracy requirements can be met.
Flexible low-volume production with optimized changeover timeANGER MACHINING has developed a solution which opens up new possibilities for different workpieces with batch sizes from 10,000 pieces. With the 2PLUS, a new plant concept has been launched on the market that allows significantly greater variability. It enables flexible production of small batches with significantly reduced changeover time thanks to the innovative "SmartFix" zero point clamping system
SHORTER TIMES THROUGH INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGYIn a machining center, the machining time is predominantly influenced by the tool change time. Depending on the quality and price of the tool changer, this takes between 2 and 6 seconds per change process (chip-to-chip time). 60-70% of the total machining time is thus accounted for by the tool change operations. In addition, there are several reclamping operations, since a workpiece usually has to be machined in several clamping positions in BAZ concepts due to the machining volumes.
REDUCTION OF MAIN TIME THANKS TO FLEXIBLE TOOLINGThe ANGER multi-spindle heads enable the simultaneous use of several tools for productive multiple machining. HF spindles specifically designed for the task at hand also enable very high machining speeds. The mold design is not limited by the machine concept. This means that not only the auxiliary time but also the main time is decisively reduced.