Hydromat rotary transfer machines’ modular systems consist of as many as 16 horizontal and 8 vertical tool- spindle units, rigidly mounted around a precision cast base for high-precision machining of all critical surfaces – providing tremendous versatility and flexibility in a turnkey system. The precision ground Hirth ring assures table accuracy and reliability from station to station to within 0.0002". A non-rotating bar stock design provides quiet, vibration-free operation.
Hydromat machining is ideal for brake systems, fuel, electrical, air conditioning, engine, and steering components.
Updated EPIC R/T machines feature the latest CNC rotary transfer technology. The Embedded Motion Control (EMC) plug & play control architecture in each toolspindle unit offers independent functionality for each axis motion. The modular tool spindle system with quick-change pre-settable heads offers easy changeovers – typically one to three hours. EPIC R/T Hydromat machines support lean manufacturing so users stay competitive at small, medium, and large production quantities.
The Hydromat machine eliminates secondary operations by producing parts complete from barstock, castings, forgings, or cold-formed blanks, reducing work in progress. Extremely short remnants and thin cutoff offer significant material savings. Hydromat’s updated 2-axis programmable flange offers up to ±30mm of extended travel for offset features, rotary OD and ID recessing, thread milling, chamfering, and in-process deburring.
EPIC GEN II, a streamlined version of the plug & play architecture, offers the highest possible degree of performance and flexibility, including complex multi-axis operations. This second-generation platform boasts advancements such as enhanced operations, production reporting, downtime analysis, trouble shooting, and preventative maintenance interval scheduling. Features improve part setups, changeovers, process-tooling development, and integrated tool monitoring. An upgraded servo control features absolute positioning and a more efficient architecture reduces failure points.
Hydromats can be ordered with Advanced Productivity Management (APM) system software, a suite of data-reporting platforms that provide 24/7 access to utilization, availability, performance, quality, and OEE information from any industrial asset on the plant floor. Customizable views and accessibility from any Internet-ready device makes this system an extremely versatile manufacturing software solution.