Our Customer was wanting to replace their existing 3 Webster Bennett machines with one CNC machine as part of a stream lining process. The aim was to do all the existing work on one machine by reducing set-up times and automating the processes. A suitably sized none operational donor machine was found and a package proposed.
The 48" EV was a Hydraulic machine with feed controlled and powered by Hydraulic valves. The 48EV has a 48 Inch Table and and Elevating Rail
The main issues with the donor machine were;
The aim of the project was to provide a good quality, accurate and easy to use CNC machine. The machine had to be easy to set-up so that the product programs that were developed and stored were quick to call up and fast production turnaround could be achieved. The ability to develop and store programs for the specific products would allow the single machine to do the work of the existing 3 machines. This also helped with future planning as the existing operator was planning retirement, the transition to CNC would allow him to develop the programmes for the products and ensure the knowledge of how to produce them was captured and retained for future operators.
The project included;
The machine utilizes the Seymour E-SHOP, E-Turn philosophy. The complete Re-Engineering of the machine to allow the exact specification of the customer to produce their unique products was essential. The complete Mechatronic Re-Engineering of the machine ensured efficiency of design and implementation whilst meeting requirements and dealing with product specific issues and challenges were all balanced and accounted for throughout the project.
Completed Re-Engineered Machine
The machine during the re-engineered and re-build process. The X Axis ballscrew, servo mountings and New X axis covers can be seen.
The New Electrical Panel was designed to fit in the original cast compartment. The Compact and reduced component Seymour Design allowed for the complete Electrical system to be fitted into the small available space.
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