What are the keys to profitable lean line manufacturing? Smart automation and flexibility; and at JIMTOF our demo lean line showed off both in spades.
At the 2014 Tokyo Show, we integrated four of our modular machines utilizing a custom gantry system from Güdel. This demo crankcase line featured two of each our most flexible modular machines: the JE30SH Horizontal Machining Center and GE30VE Vertical Machining Center.
While it’s not uncommon to have horizontal and vertical machines in the same line, our new modular machines are designed to integrate seamlessly. Their rigid, ultra-narrow designs can incorporate a 30 or 40 taper spindle in the same size machine, providing ultimate flexibility when building your lean line.
The four machines in our line at JIMTOF featured one BT30 and one BT40 spindle machine in both horizontal and vertical configurations. Check out this video from the show for a glimpse at this innovative lean line.