It is easier than you think to automate an existing CNC machine.
Automating your existing CNC machine immediately increases your output without the need for additional staff or CNC machines.
The idea that automation is only suitable for large series is still all too prevalent. While that may have been the case in the past, with BMO’s technology you can now easily automate small series and even single pieces.
Automating your existing CNC machines also helps you recover your investment faster because you’re utilizing the unused machine capacity that you already have in house.
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Automate an existing CNC machine
It sounds logical but it’s not always obvious. Have you ever thought about it? There’s a lot more to your CNC machine than meets the eye! You’ve already made the investment with a calculated return. Automation will increase your output, your efficiency, and your flexibility. And as a result, your return on investment. The investment in the CNC machine can actually be recovered quicker. And how about the increased output you can achieve with automation at the same hourly rate? The savings on your cost price will be significant! Finally, you will strengthen your competitive position because your production will be more flexible. As a result, the reduced machine and labour costs and shorter lead time will open up markets you couldn’t previously access.
BMO Retrofit solutions
Many existing machines are already prepared for automation. It’s almost always possible to automate an existing CNC machine with retrofit solutions; from installing an automatic door to providing air flow on the machine table. Existing machines usually have a lower tool capacity. When you buy a new machine, the natural choice is one with a large tool magazine. But this doesn’t have to stand in the way of automation. There are a lot of different milling techniques that enable you to produce multiple product series with a limited number of tools.
Example solutions: Existing CNC machine automation
Together, your existing CNC machine and your new robot automation create a technical installation. Which is why we make sure it has the right CE mark. This applies to your CNC machine and the robot automation individually, and both installations combined. All of BMO’s solutions are installed in accordance with the CE Machinery Directive. This guarantees that your automation is safe and reliable.
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