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Extreme flexibility and grows with customers’needs

GF Machining Solutions’ System 3R Transformer Automation is engineered to grow in line with the business needs and — ultimately — ensure a greater return on the capital equipment investment of customers.

With Transformer, customers can begin with one a single machine and small magazine capacity.
With Transformer, customers can begin with one a single machine and small magazine capacity.

Extreme flexibility is the heart and soul of the Transformer, a scalable Automation system based on standardized modules. The Transformer allows users to begin with one or two machines and later add machines and magazine capacity, to finally extend the Automation to include up to 12 machines in a single cell.

Open architecture
The machines in a Transformer cell can be of the same make and type, or the cell can just as easily incorporate different machining technologies and come from different manufacturers. Open architecture is one of the system’s clear advantages. The customer can select the machine or machines that best meet their specific manufacturing requirements and the Transformer — custom configured— complements that choice. Flexibility and productivity remain in constant focus.

Mounted on pallets
The Automation system handles workpieces and/or electrodes that are mounted on pallets (i.e., based on a reference system, more commonly known as tooling). System 3R offers a wide range of tooling systems that provide solutions to palletize workpieces from small to large or in combination of different systems in the same Automation cell by using chuck adapters. In addition, the Transformer can handle different tooling systems, so it can be configured even if customers already have a tooling system in place in their workshop. Customer-specific solutions are a key ingredient of this system.

Additional in-process accessories

  • Multiple loading station that can be used without stopping production,
  • A draining station for emptying workpiece cavities after machining,
  • A washing machine for cleaning your workpieces,
  • Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) integration for pre-setting and/or parts inspection.

Fully automated
The Transformer also offers user-friendly cell management software to guarantee consistency. All production data is entered in a structured manner or imported through a data exchange interface for major enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, and the System 3R CellManager handles everything in the cell, from automatically loading the jobs into the machines to recording the machining time of each job.

...then add a second machine and a rotary magazine for more capacity.
…then add a second machine and a rotary magazine for more capacity.
Place the Transformer on rails and add magazine capacity to serve additional machines, or start with a similar solution from the beginning.
Place the Transformer on rails and add magazine capacity to serve additional machines, or start with a similar solution from the beginning.
Extend the rails for even more magazine capacity and more machines.
Extend the rails for even more magazine capacity and more machines.

GF Machining Solutions
1217 Meyrin 1
Geneva/Switzerland
T +41 22 783 31 11
F +41 22 783 06 12
www.gfms.com

Agie Charmilles Sales Ltd, Headquarters
Via dei Pioppi 2, 6616 Losone
Tel.: +41 91 806 90 30
Fax.: +41 91 806 90 33
www.gfms.com/ch
[email protected]@georgfischer.com

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