GF Machining Solutions showcases modular machining automation

0
687
The System 3R WorkPartner 1+ (WPT 1+) modular automation system that can more than double annual production capacity while conserving valuable shop floor space and maximizing magazine capacity to load and unload parts and electrodes. (Courtesy: GF Machining Solutions)

IMTS 2022 attendees in search of highly flexible workflow automation found solutions for milling, EDM, wire-cutting EDM, and laser micro machining applications from System 3R during the show. One of which was the System 3R WorkPartner 1+ (WPT 1+) modular automation system that can more than double annual production capacity while conserving valuable shop floor space and maximizing magazine capacity to load and unload parts and electrodes.

In EDM applications, WPT 1+ puts a load station and a drain station in less than 43 square feet (4 square meters) of floor space. With the WPT 1+, shops can start with a single magazine unit and add more as production needs change. The various system models easily serve one or two machines within in a production cell, with flexible magazine capacities and variants (light, heavy or rotary magazines), along with fully integrated pneumatic control for gripping devices and table chucks. Large doors allow for fast and easy loading and unloading to shorten changeover cycle times for low and high-volume applications.

For user-friendly WPT 1+ cell management, GF Machining Solutions offers its WorkShopManager (WSM) software. Operators can enter cell data quickly in a structured manner and gain a quick, precise overview of their entire process chain with WPT 1+. Shops also can change job priority orders at any time for increased flexibility. WSM reduces the risk of human error and increases production-stability processes.

GF Machining Solutions is a leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions, and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. Key segments served include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT), and electronics industries. An extensive portfolio ranges from electrical discharge machining (EDM) solutions, 3- and 5-axis milling machines and spindles, 3D laser texturing machines, additive manufacturing and machines for laser micromachining to solutions for tooling, automation, software, and digitalization — all backed by quality customer services and support.  

MORE INFO  www.gfms.com