Westbrug Techniek in Wijchen has recently installed its fourth HALTER LoadAssistant, this time on a Mazak Nexus 250-II-QT lathe. The first HALTER LoadAssistant worked so well that the investment in multiple systems was an easy decision. These enable the Mazak CNC machines to be used continuously to achieve the highest possible return. According to Andrew van der Bruggen, there are also plenty of opportunities outside the regular working hours: “We see the HALTER as an automatic feeder. It is simple and in fact indispensable to ensuring a good return. The HALTER is not only running in the daytime, but often also at night or over the weekend. We simply ensure that we plan the work so that the slightly larger series can be loaded by the HALTER.”
The German company ASS Maschinenbau, which specialises in the manufacture of robot hands and grippers for the material handling of plastic components, has in its vertical machining centre the HALTER LoadAssistant connected to a Mazak Vari Axis J-500. To make the best use of the capacity of this machine, it was necessary to purchase a loading robot. The simplicity and flexibility of the HALTER LoadAssistant is what made the company decide to purchase this robot arm.
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