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Hydraulic Distributors

Process requirements

Although a small part, it was a really interesting project which came from Bucher Hydraulic in Italy. This customer needed to produce over 30,000 parts a year of 20 similar references. In order to deliver as demanded, machining had to be in less than 9.5 minutes with an OEE of 85%.

The only option was to automate.
Process requirements

Process stability

Before starting with automation, a process needs to be bulletproof and the timing right. That was why our experts worked with Bucher experts to design a process, minimise tool necessity, increase operability and achieve the required machining time.

We used a hydraulic fixture to clamp the parts so we could use easily a pick-and-place robot to automate the process. By using the right tooling, the right fixture, two Makino a61s and a six-axis robot, we were able to meet the customer’s requirements.


Using the right tooling, the right fixture, 2xa61 and a six axis robot, we were able to reach the requirements from the customer!
Process stability
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