KASTO Maschinenbau has equipped its proven UNITOWER amongst other storage systems with a practical new feature. With immediate effect, the automatic bar stock and sheet metal storage system is available with an integrated pick-by-light function. Using this solution, the operator is intuitively guided to the required item by means of a light beam. In this way, users can save a significant amount of time in the storage system and avoid mistakes.
FPT Industrial announced today its next step in creating a fully customer-centric approach to its aftersales business organization, known as AMS or AfterMarket Solutions, as it launched its Customer Contact Center alongside its exhibit at the ConExpo trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The optimal and longest-possible use of tools represents a vital cost factor for machining companies. But compromises are often necessary – particularly in series production and as part of automated processes. Tools with a defined tool life are replaced as soon as the specified tool life has come to an end. In many cases, though, the tool has not truly reached the end of its tool life and replacement is not yet necessary. However, companies play it safe to avoid quality issues and the risk of producing items that later need to be rejected.