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

15-YEAR-OLD HISTORY OF THE PORTACENTER: this is how the 3-spindle Machine Tool was born

It’s been 15 years since the beginning of production of what would later become the Machine Tool that changed the way of thinking in the world of metalworking. We are talking about the PORTACENTER, which was created with the specific aim of meeting the ever-growing needs of users of Machining Centers and Transfer Machines who could not find the right solution to meet the

PORTASOLUTIONS ECONOMIC PLAN: What we are doing for our Customers

In case of delicate and emergency situations such as that of COVID-19, the best and yet most difficult solution is to keep a cool head and a strong clarity of mind. CLARITY OF MIND AND LONG-TERM VIEW Those who did good work and capitalized on their work in previous years, today can boast a safer and more "protected" situation than companies that, on the contrary, did