The Ohio manufacturer produces discrete parts, primarily using Nexturn CNC Swiss machines from Absolute Machine Tools Inc., combined with a TRACER20 hydrodynamic bar feeder from CNC Indexing to add automation to the process.
While the right type of machine and accessories can increase automation, the article points out that this doesn’t mean employee reductions, but rather re-assignment to jobs that add more value to the manufacturing process.
“In evaluating a job for unattended machining, we look at volume, risk factors such as the potential for scrap, damage to the machine or creating bigger problems down the line,” Bill Elam, R&R Tool’s director of manufacturing, says in the article.
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