TRANS-BAR bar transfer machines offer several advantages in the manufacturing industry.
Here are some key benefits:
TRANS-BAR machines are designed for high-speed and high-volume production, allowing for efficient and rapid transfer of workpieces between machining stations. This results in faster cycle times and increased overall productivity.
These machines are highly versatile and can handle a wide range of machining operations, such as drilling, milling, tapping, and turning. They can accommodate various workpiece sizes and shapes, making them suitable for diverse manufacturing requirements.
Precision and accuracy
TRANS-BAR machines are engineered with advanced technologies to ensure precise and accurate machining. They incorporate features like servo-driven axes, linear guides, and high-speed spindles, resulting in consistent and reliable part production.
By optimizing production processes and reducing manual handling, TRANS-BAR machines help minimize labor costs and improve cost-effectiveness. Their efficient design allows for maximum utilization of resources, reducing waste and increasing overall profitability.
Flexibility and scalability
These machines can be customized and scaled according to specific production needs. Additional modules/spindles can be added to accommodate future growth or changing manufacturing requirements, ensuring long-term flexibility and adaptability.
A distinctive feature of Buffoli Transfer machines, known especially for the production of Trans-Bar machines, is the ability to work on parts directly from the bar, without the need to rotate the bar itself, resulting in advantages in precision, quality, and efficiency.
These machines are capable of working on a wide range of diameters, from 2 mm to over 100 mm, in various materials ranging from aluminum alloys to the most resistant metals.
Thanks to various quick-change systems, which significantly reduce part changeover times, and a stable and controlled process, the overall efficiency is particularly high (up to 98%) even without operator supervision.
Buffoli machines achieve tight tolerances, down to 10 microns, and surface roughness even lower than 0.2 Ra, when required.
By being able to work with dozens of spindles simultaneously, cycle times are minimized.
The control software, the autonomy of accessory devices, and the integration of advanced automation systems (Buffoli Industries is an official partner of ABB) allow for fully automated processes to produce quality parts without operator intervention for entire shifts.
Buffoli machines combine operations on static parts and rotating tools with operations where the part is brought into rotation, all at high speeds, up to 15,000 rpm and beyond. Trans-Bar-Coil machines are capable of working both from bars and metal wire, starting from 2 mm; Linear-Flex machines handle long shafts up to 2 meters; Omni-Turn machines produce extremely complex automotive parts in a matter of seconds thanks to the integration of various vertical lathes.