Automated Swiss Machining Cell For Tight Tolerance Medical Components
Wed, 05/26/2010 - 6:16am
Marshall Manufacturing offers four Swiss machines that operate together with no operator intervention, utilizing two robots, a parts cleaning station, and inspection system to produce precision families of different medical components. This automated cell optimizes speed, quality, and economy. The system is designed to produce a wide range of feature generating techniques. Along with standard milling and turning, this system can broach, polygon mill, hone, knurl, burnish, hobb (gear cutting), and thread (including thread whirling and thread rolling), as well as other complex machining processes. Part diameters range from 0.05 to 0.75 inches in lengths to 10 inches. The cell is designed to create specific manufacturing processes for longer running jobs for the most cost-effective per unit cost. Designed as a low cost solution, the cell optimizes processes and provides a flexible delivery schedule in medium to high volumes (20,000 to 500,000 pieces annually). The automated cell is a very cost-effective choice for producing families of similar parts.