Machine key to the process
The machine is one of the key points in this process. The a61nx-5E has a unique pallet changer system. In the loading area we have a horizontal setup where operator can easily load the material and fixtures, most of the time without even needing a crane. Once the material is loaded, the pallet changer pivots through 45° to turn the horizontal setup into a vertical one.
Once in vertical, the 5-axis table grabs the pallet and uses the zero-point clamping system to hold the part vertically, thus giving the system both accuracy and rigidity.