Pairing a Vertical Machining Center or Bridge Mill with MIDACO’s automation solutions will enable a manufacturer to take their new or existing machine to the next level. In business since 1969, MIDACO manufactures a line of Pallet Changers which adapt to any brand VMC with travels from 12.75” x 10.5” up to 190” x 72” with a 32,000 lb capacity.
The A4020SD mid-size Automatic Pallet Changer will be one of the models featured at Eastec in MIDACO’s booth #1858. Designed for VMC’s with an approximate 40”(x) by 20”(y) travel, this automatic shuttle system comes standard with two (2) aluminum 40” x 19” x 1.5” (1016mm x 482.6mm x 38.1mm) pallets - cast iron pallet option is also available - and can be mounted on either the left or right side of the machine tool. Easily integrated via M-codes the shuttle is servo driven and automatically switches pallets in approximately 15 seconds depending on the weight of the parts. The A4020SD’s standard 1,000 lb (454kg) capacity pneumatic receiver is mounted directly onto the machine tool table and ensures a repeatability of +/-0.0001” (.0025mm). A 2,000 lb (908kg) capacity receiver option is also available. All automatic pallet changer systems offer a 3-sided CE Door Enclosure option or CE Light Curtain safety guarding option, both with no overhead obstructions.
Increase performance during a regular shift or during lights-out manufacturing with only a skeleton crew maintaining the production. Mounting parts onto pallets outside of the machine tool while other parts are being machined reduces wasted time and cost of part change over which forces the machine to be idle. Once the parts inside are complete, the pallet changer automatically switches the pallets in seconds and the next batch is ready to go. Boost productivity and get more parts out the door. Fast! The idea is to keep the machine spindle running.
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