Bystronic’s (Elgin, IL) larger format 4020 (6’ x 12’ material size) of its popular ByTrans Extended compact material handling system yields greater profits through higher machine utilization, process efficiency, expanded operations and reduced labor costs. Loading and unloading of materials takes just 75 seconds so that the system is always faster than the shortest cutting plan. The short cycle time, which is independent of the thickness of the metal sheet, ensures greater overall throughput.
ByTrans Extended offers complete accessibility and optimum operation in a small, inline footprint and handles all sheet thickness up to 3/4 inch plate. Available with two raw material locations and one unload location, the second raw material location can also serve as the location for the unloading of automatically sorted parts.
- Fast job processing – complete loading and unloading cycle takes only 75 secs
- Much higher machine utilization for only a slightly higher investment
- Designed with two cassettes, thereby making the machine system more autonomous
- Flexible use – not just for storage/return transfer but also for large parts removal as well as the preparation of plastic protective separators, which are placed between the metal sheets by the system
- Entry into lightly-manned parts production
Industry to Vet ‘Smart Manufacturing Model’
MESA invites members to help refine its new model for integrating many facets of business in a Smart Manufacturing environment. From business intelligence and product lifecycle management to Industrial IoT and cybersecurity, the model is ready for vetting by the manufacturing community.
Free Remote Monitoring Solutions for Manufacturers
MachineMetrics has announced a program that enables social distancing and remote work via digital apps to keep plants running. They’re offering free access to the MachineMetrics IoT Platform and remote monitoring applications for any manufacturer involved with the production of ventilator parts, test equipment, protective equipment, or any COVID-19 related manufacturing support and more.
Contract Manufacturer: Single Operator Can Double+ Output
As part of a strategy to increase uptime, enhance the accuracy of machined parts, and expand the size of parts they can produce, J&R Machine installed two DMG MORI NZX 2000 automated CNC systems at its Shawano, Wis., headquarters. A single machine operator will be able to more than double his or her current output of complex parts.