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HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTERS


he said. “Not only are we collecting the basic machine telemetry (i.e. spindle up- time, machine in cycle, machine in alarm, etc.), but we also have sensors embed- ded in almost all of the components of the machining centers so that we are now monitoring the condition of ancillary equipment such as coolant pumps, lubrication systems, column and bed.” What the future holds for HMC technology is very much dependent on require- ments of manufacturers and their changing strategies. “We are seeing benefi ts across almost all industries, from low part number count/high volume, to high part number count/low volume. With sophisticated cell controllers and the ability to schedule any job in any quantity, dedicated cells are no longer required,” said Wal- lace. “The ability of the machine to ‘self-diagnose’ any maintenance that is required and the real-time monitoring of the machine condition and its production status gives the customer the ability to not only schedule production based on current capacity, but also to optimize unused capacity and schedule maintenance on [their] schedule and not have to react to a critical failure after it occurs.” DMG Mori’s latest solutions are not just software related. “New advancements in spindle design and spindle production have allowed us to reduce the size and power consumption of our spindles and, in most of our designs, we have actually increased the performance with no increase in operating costs,” said Wallace. HMCs, by design, are very productive as most have pallet changing systems as


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standard, according to Wallace. However, integrating HMCs into LPP (Linear Pallet Pool ) systems increases productivity and pushes spindle utilization as high as 95% is some cases. Automation solutions range from simple two-pallet systems to complex hives of dozens of pallets and machines in the same system.


Matching Machines to the Work at Hand Errol Burrell, HMC product specialist, Okuma America Corp. (Charlotte, NC), describes Okuma’s two types of HMCs: “The MA Series of horizontal machining


Effi cient use of compact pallet pools allows staging more pallets, increasing untended machine operation and cutting down changeover times between jobs.


60 AdvancedManufacturing.org | August 2017


Photo courtesy Methods Machine Tools


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