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KOMET

KOMET

HERE WHAT THE MULTICENTER SOLVED!

Below are the three questions that I asked one of my customers who uses the MULTICENTER.

Incidentally, let’s give real names and surnames, because there are too many endorsements that praise certain products that are entirely made up. The funny thing is that it is never possible to verify them, and this aspect, which is the result of science-fiction marketing, upsets me a great deal!

Why? Well… Because there is no signature at the bottom of these endorsements; no one knows who this super satisfied customer is and, because of privacy laws, you are not allowed to know… This is a typical gimmick!

SO, WHAT DID I DO?

I simply asked my 3 questions and then asked for permission to publish the answers as an endorsement (in compliance with privacy laws) with all the necessary references so that anyone, even you, can contact the person/company in question and verify the truth of what is being reported!

Here are my three questions and the respective answers, verbatim:

1) WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WERE YOU EXPERIENCING BEFORE BUYING THE MULTICENTER?

We had a horizontal center and were unable to deal with the work load due to many pieces and relatively small lots, so in order to solve this problem we would have had to purchase two additional machining centers, which also meant having to hire more personnel to operate the machines. Then we discovered the MULTICENTER!
2) HOW DID YOU SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THANKS TO THE MULTICENTER?

Thanks to the MULTICENTER, we were able to move all the milling jobs to one machine, since the processing time per piece was reduced to about 30% compared to a one-spindle machining center.

3) WHAT POSITIVE RESULTS HAVE YOU ACHIEVED BY USING THE MULTICENTER?

The major advantage of the MULTICENTER for us was without a doubt the fact that, with the same number of operators, we managed to deal with the work load, without hiring other technicians.

Another advantage is the fact that the machine takes up less space than three (machines), thus freeing up some work space at the workshop.

Moreover, once a piece is tooled the first time, the following tooling operations are quick and easy, thus simplifying the production.”

Mr. Arno Drechsel
Owner of Komet Austria
Julius Durst Str. 10
9900 Lienz – Austria
www.kometirrigation.com

KRAMER

KRAMER

Founded in 1974, Kramer Italia places itself immediately in the market as manufacturer of safety valves, pressure reducers, air relief valves, motorized area valves, gas taps. Soon it collaborates with manufacturers of boilers supplying them the first brass hydraulic groups.

WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WERE YOU EXPERIENCING BEFORE BUYING THE MULTICENTER?

Problems of time due to downtimes of the tool changes and part load. In order to have all machining on the part I had to tool different machines in series.

HOW DID YOU SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THANKS TO THE MULTICENTER?

Carrying out the part load on the free table. While the units are machining, each of 3 spindles carries out parts of the machining at the same time.

WHAT POSITIVE RESULTS HAVE YOU ACHIEVED BY USING THE MULTICENTER?

A considerable reduction of the production times, precision and reduction of the tooling times.

ING. MARCO STRADIOTTI
Production Manager
Kramer Italia
www.kramer-italia.it

VALVOMEC

VALVOMEC

WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS WERE YOU EXPERIENCING BEFORE BUYING THE MULTICENTER?

Mainly tooling times and cycle times were long. In addition, the precision of the previous machine was not high anymore (the machine was the ’96). Long cycle times and long tooling times did not allow an immediate machining change. Let’s say that once we had found the balance, we tried to machine as much parts as possible increasing the inventory (a great cost for the company).

HOW DID YOU SOLVE THIS PROBLEM THANKS TO THE MULTICENTER?

Since I have a big tool magazine (24 for each unit for a total of 72), I have the chance to have more tools mounted for different machining, so the tooling time is only for the replacement of the jaws. The MULTICENTER is very compact, more precise and faster both in the cycle times and in the tool management. This allows to produce also small batches and then to change item in a short time reducing the tooling time.

WHAT POSITIVE RESULTS HAVE YOU ACHIEVED BY USING THE MULTICENTER?

More precision, reduction of tooling times, reduction of cycle times, flexibility in item change. This allows to follow the requests of customers as much as possible.

GIUSEPPE SURANNA
Toolmaker/machine operator
VALVOMEC
www.valvomec.it

AMRON U.S.A.

AMRON U.S.A.

Here you find an e-mail with some questions that a potential customer, who was interested in purchasing our machine, wrote to a customer that already used our machine.

Here is the original version and what they said…

Sent: Friday,
To: Mike Heiny
Subject: Machining system

Mike

We are considering to buy a MULTICENTER from PORTA and you are in their reference list. I was wondering if I can find the right time to contact you. I would like to discuss with you the following questions:

HOW WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR PURCHASE FROM PORTA?

Answer: the experience of purchase with Porta North America Inc. was positive. They are a first-class organization.

WERE YOU SATISFIED OF THE INSTALLATION?

Answer: Very satisfied. The installation and the support was outstanding.

HOW LONG IS IT SINCE YOU HAVE THE MACHINES?

Answer: I bought them and got them installed in 2011.

DID YOU PURCHASE A TURNKEY SOLUTION?

Answer: Yes, the machines were tested in Italy and then again at Amron.

COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE DOCUMENTATION YOU RECEIVED WITH THE TURNKEY SOLUTION?

Answer: Two handbooks with codes, detailed drawings and electrical plan and any other information that you could need.

DID THEY SUPPLY YOU ALSO THE AUTOMATION?

Answer: Automatic load and unload, Amron was responsible for bringing the raw parts to the machine and move the finished ones.

WERE YOU SATISFIED OF THE REAL CYCLE TIME IN COMPARISON TO THE ONE CALCULATE IN THE QUOTATION?

Answer: The first machine tool company that gave us what was calculated in the quotation.

ARE YOU SATISFIED OF THE TRAINING FOR THE PROGRAMMING AND MAINTENACE OF YOUR OPERATORS?

Answer: Great training and on-line support, Art and Kevin from Porta North America are good in this.

ARE YOU SATISFIED OF THE SERVICE?

Answer: The service is very good, we work together and they are very reactive. We needed them only a few times, Porta North America made sure to modify their programs and was at disposal in case of need.

WOULD YOU ORDER AGAIN?

Answer: Yes, we are considering other 3 machines in order to replace the existing ones.

Engineering Manager
Amron, Division of AMTEC
920 Amron Ave.
Antigo, Wisconsin 54409
U.S.A.
www.nationaldefensecorp.com/amron.html

CAVAGNA GROUP

CAVAGNA GROUP

WE PRODUCE BATCHES UP TO 500 WITH A SUCCESSFUL SYSTEM!

“Before having the MULTICENTER I had to machine the part in different positioning with the following problems:

DENTS
CRITICAL THICKNESS
BURR PROBLEM

Thanks to the MULTICENTER we had the chance to optimize the cycle in order to solve the problems of quality and cycle time. In addition, the machine allows to tool from a part to another one in 15 minutes thanks to the great availability of tools in the magazine that are always present. Actually the tooling consists only in the jaws change.”

Giuliano Pintossi
Production dept. Manager
CAVAGNA GROUP SPA DIVISIONE OMECA
Via Statale 11 / 13
25010 CALCINATO (Ponte San Marco) BS – ITALY
www.cavagnagroup.com

F.LLI TOGNELLA

F.LLI TOGNELLA

Here is the phrase that sums up this customer’s objective:

“We produce – in our country – the products that we sell all over the world, and the owner’s direct involvement provides the best guarantee.”

For the past 50 years, Tognella S.p.A. has been marketing its products in different sectors, anywhere there are fluids to control and regulate. Specifically, Tognella S.p.A. produces valves for hydropneumatic oil regulations.

Before we installed the MULTICENTER, it was impossible for us to machine the six “sides” of my piece, with a few tilted drillings, at the same time.

Now, thanks to a suitably equipped MULTICENTER, I can machine the six “faces” and use standard tools.

The MULTICENTER has solved problems with the machining of some families of pieces with execution times that finally allow me to speak of “Productivity”.

Ferruccio Tognella
Owner – Technical Director
F.lli Tognella S.p.A.
via Goito, 60
21019 Somma Lombardo
Varese – Italy
www.tognella.it

KUEHR

KUEHR

“Our company is specialized in outsourced jobs, and our expertise can be summed up as being efficient in the production of small and medium lots of high-precision components made of Aluminum, Copper, Brass and Titanium. Prior to the MULTICENTER, we had high processing costs and long delivery times.

Ever since we installed the MULTICENTER, we have cut down on scrap, we are able to deliver much faster and we have reduced our production costs thanks to the quick re-tooling.

With the MULTICENTER, we have achieved positive results, improving the quality of our finished pieces and increasing productivity. Now, we can offer our customers faster deliveries at a more competitive price!”

Mr. Alexander Ostertag
Owner and Managing Director
Kühr GmbH
IZ-N.Ö.-Süd, Straße 3, Obj. 35
A-2351 Wiener Neudorf – Austria
www.kuehr.com

MI.GA.L

MI.GA.L

“The parts that we machine on the MULTICENTER are parts that are usually machined on horizontal centers.

On a center in order to compensate the tool changes and have a reasonable cycle time, I put more parts for each fixture and they created problems of repeatability since they are forged or cast parts.

Since the MULTICENTER has 3 machining centers, it is competitive speaking of cycle time with one part per fixture by simplifying the fixtures and in particular their cost.

The same thing is for tooling the machine before starting the production, the check of 16 or 24 parts per fixture extended the starting times, today with the MULTICENTER the max. parts that we load are two per pallet. In this way the tooling step is considerably sped up.

Another advantage is the possibility of load and unload with robot that with a machining center is not possible unless you invest more than 20/25 times the amount for the fixture building and as a consequence an important reduction of personnel.

The flexibility of managing the ramp up and rump down of a part, i.e. before a part is regularly machined on a transfer there are smaller batches and pre-series to do that on a transfer cannot be handled with low costs as with the MULTICENTER. The same is for the part that comes from a series, when it is usually at the end of life, you make batches to be used only as “spare parts” using the fixtures that you used on the transfer”

Fabio Ghidini
Production Manager
MI.GA.L. S.R.L.
Via Angelo Gitti, 18
25060 Marcheno (BS) – ITALY
www.migal.it

OMB SALERI

OMB SALERI

The MULTICENTER is fitting very well into the product environment of OMB and in particular it allows us to think and operate small batches using the dept. logic and not the single machine logic… Therefore, I do not have to stop big orders in order to make place for smaller requests anymore because now I can count on the MULTICENTER.

Alessandro Ronchi
Production & Lean Manager
OMB SALERI, SpA
Via Rose di Sotto 38/C
25126 BRESCIA – ITALY
www.omb-saleri.it

BOEME SRL

BOEME SRL

I made the right choice when I bought the MULTICENTER since (even if I do not have other machines similar to yours) I found the right compromise between “PRODUCTIVITY” and “FLEXIBILITY”. We have different parts that are machined on your machine with batches which sometimes are small (500/1.000 parts) and sometimes are bigger (15.000/20.000). Before these parts were produced by single machining centers or by twinspindle lathe.

We found out that the tooling times of the MULTICENTER are similar to the previous machines but the productivity is immediately FIVE TIMES BETTER than the previous one (from annual statement). Before we had a twinspindle center and two centers dedicated to the production of those parts and often we made them produce outside. Now the MULTICENTER is enough and we still have a good safety margin.

We appreciate your fixture design and your project allowed to realize the part clamping in an extremely functional and performable way.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have potential customers interested in purchasing the MULTICENTER.

Ing. Carlo Medina
Owner
Boeme S.r.l.
Via dello Strego, 1
28010 Cavallirio (NO) – ITALY
www.boeme.com