The golden age of automatic lathes manufacturers probably lies in the middle of last century when three Swiss companies shared the market and were selling cam autos by tens of thousands. In the 1960s, small structures specialized in overhauling those machines have appeared.
50 years later, that trade is flourishing and offers interesting prospects. Some companies also develop new devices to enhance cam-autos capabilities. Meeting with Mr. Carlos Cancer, CEO of Seuret SA, overhaul specialist since 1964.
Cam operated machines in 2014? A solution for the future!
If some high precision turners have chosen to work only with NC machines and put old cam machines out of their workshops, others have an exact opposite approach and wish to add overhauled cam machines to their NC production areas. In our next issue we will see with Mr. Cancer that cam machines are highly needed in 2014. Why?
- There are qualified operators
- Cam machines are accurate
- Overhauls bring good return
Innovation on cam autos
A machine that leaves the Seuret workshops is like new, painting is new, beds and slides are scrapped and assembled within a few microns tolerances… they are as in day one. Mr. Cancer tells us: “Machines are upgraded to match the precision and quality standards demanded by today’s most demanding markets, for example watchmaking. Our customers tell us that we offer the best overhauled machines on the market”. To enhance performances, the specialists of Seuret SA are also developing new solutions, for instance, the company recently redesigned the famous polygon-milling device Piranha.
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