Ideal tensioning tools for components are a crucial conditions for economic manufacture. As such, the use of pendulum bridges for 3-jaw chucks when turning thin-walled rings not only increases productivity but also manufactures precision.
There is no doubt that cost optimisation in manufacturing is in fashion. Especially companies in the highly competitive delivery industry must add productivity potential because this is the only way in which they can maintain their competitiveness or even increase it.
Our customers expect us to offer affordable manufacturing services
"Our customers expect us to offer affordable manufacturing services and high flexibility,” stresses Hans Ringhoffer, managing shareholder of Gesellschafter Ringhoffer Verzahnungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG in Kohlberg. With its around 150 employees, the delivery company produces gearing components on state-of-the-art CNC machine tools based on customer drawings, including cogs, splines and sprockets.
But more than state-of-the-art, flexible machine tools are need to ensure affordable manufacturing prices. After all, what good are high-performance turning lathes if the components are fixed with tensioning tools which take too long to put together? The tensioning tools chosen impact on turning efficiency. They must be fixed safely, quickly and precisely, be flexible and easy to change as well as simple to use.
24 November 2010
From: Trade magazine “MM MaschinenMarkt”
Online source: http://www.maschinenmarkt.vogel.de
Author: Bernhard Kuttkat