A conference about multi-tasking universal machines at IMTS


fives-logoReduce cost and increase throughput for large parts with multi-tasking universal machines. This is the subject of the Randal Von Moll’s conference, Director-Technical Sales, Fives Group at IMTS, Chicago, which will take place Wednesday, September 10 from 10:00 AM – 10:55 AM, at room W-194B.

Historically, large parts across a variety of industries are machined with sequential processes using multiple machine tools including horizontal boring mills and vertical turning machines. When parts require both extensive milling as well as turning operations, the part load/unload, queue and move, and part setups far exceed the actual machining time for a component. To process large parts with complex geometry on a horizontal boring mill, multiple setups are often required to get the machine spindle in front of features to be machined.

Modern universal machines feature broad multi-tasking capabilities that can dramatically reduce the number of setups and part handling—making it possible to produce complete parts in one setup. Application examples will be presented that highlight the cost savings, part quality improvements, and throughput increases possible with this approach.

Learning objectives are compare universal gantry-type machine part processing to a horizontal boring mill process,  outline universal gantry-type multi-tasking application examples and improve part quality, throughput, and reduce cost by minimizing setups and part handling

The educational and informative conferences run Sept. 8-11, 2014 in the West Building, Level 1. To register for this or any session, visit www.imts.com/education/imtsconference.html.