How to cut production costs in the valves – Oil & Gas sector

The production of valves includes a wide range of sectors and components, but in this article we will focus on STEEL and CAST IRON valves. Why do I want to focus on these two materials? Because, if you think about it, until now their traditional production process has always been divided into two main phases: TURNING MILLING/DRILLING   In my many years of experience work

How to maximize the efficiency of your Machine Tool fleet

It’s Friday afternoon, you’re finishing a batch for which you have asked your operators to stay on an extra hour to complete the order. Suddenly the machine stops and an alarm goes off. You quickly call technical assistance, the technician takes a look at it remotely and after 20 minutes decides that it requires on-site technical support – which will be carried out on

CYCLE TIME or COST PER PART? Which value is more important in production?

Working with a production department means dealing every day with a lot of numbers that need to be carefully kept under control. However, the main question is always the same: "Which are the most important values to consider?" So you need to identify which parameters and numbers you have to keep under control and which instead can be left out, because they would just

METAL COMPONENTS ON A 500mm CUBE: the ultimate solution to produce 3 TIMES FASTER!

When we deal with metal chip removal, we can face various machining dimensions. The most common processes are those related to minuscule parts, which concern small dimensions, for the most varied target sectors. As the size of the working cube increases different and specific tools and technologies are needed according to needs of this kind of machining. It is normal, if not ob

“ZERO RISK” TEST DRIVE on CNC Machine Tool: why is it essential?

Having absolute certainty that a cycle time study calculation on the processing of one or more components is 100% true and verified is an impossible operation. The studies, as such, remain only pieces of paper until they find a direct PRACTICAL APPLICATION on the Machine Tool on which calculations have been made and put into production. It is therefore clear that if you

MACHINE TOOLS FLEET DISPROPORTION: What it is and How to Avoid It

Having a strong production company means finding the correct production balance, which maintains the most precise balance between demand and supply. At the same time, in order to achieve this kind of goal and to obtain a maximization of profit, it is necessary to go for a CORRECT PROPORTION of the Machine Tools in your production department. If you are focused just on