At the base of the specifications of the new s100 product line just unveiled by Bumotec, a simple idea: to create a product with maximum productivity in a minimal floor space. This while ensuring both quality of work and accuracy superior to the constraints of the watchmaking world. After 4 years of development, the s100mono and s100multi machines are being marketed and results exceed expectations. Meeting with Charles Dénervaud, responsible for marketing of the near-Fribourg based company.
Bumotec has developed a new concept of work with two spindles that is applied to several machines. The s100mono is a 3-linear-axis machining centre equipped with two working spindles. The s100multi machine has 4 workstations each with two spindles. In this case, the pallet holding the part moves from one position to another. The logic is the same as for a transfer machine. It is equipped with 144 tools, enabling significant gains on set-up times and unbeatable productivity. In this post, we will mainly talk about the s100mono version.
Lightning accelerations and maximised productivity
The machine is able to offer accelerations of more than 3 G (tested up to 5G). Our interlocutor says: “All the elements of the machine are known and proven. It offers a lot of possibilities and we discover new applications or methods enabling significant productivity gains every day”. And if nowadays the tools are not designed to work under those extreme conditions, it is evident that trends moves toward that direction and Bumotec is already prepared. To be able to control such a reactive machine, the company chose the Bosch Rexroth MTX Performance NC.
To benefit of hidden time to the maximum
In comparison with a classical single spindle machine, tests show very important cycle times improvements. When one requires 13 minutes with this technology, the s100 mono machine needs less than 8 minutes and an s100 multi only needs 2 minutes.
Next opportunity to meet the specialists of Bumotec and to discover this new solution are Prodex (halle 1.0, stand B19) and Baselworld in early 2015 (Halle 4U, Stand E11).
Looking for a productive solution that does not require much space?
We will go into deeper details of the new S100mono machine in our next issue.
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