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Potential Savings with an Automated Turning Cell Add Up: Case in Point

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Aside from reducing labor and need for extra fixturing, automated turning provides several opportunities for saving time and money. Here’s how.

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Based on the labor reduction alone, the total operating cost of an automated turning cell is lower. Add in the value of higher output and the automation can contribute thousands of dollars to the bottom line each year.

Based on the labor reduction alone, the total operating cost of an automated turning cell is lower. Add in the value of higher output and the automation can contribute thousands of dollars to the bottom line each year.

 

 

When it comes to mid- to high-volume turned parts, a cheaper standalone machine tool might save money in the short term, but costs can turn in the other direction, and fast. Across the whole cost scenario for production turning, the automated option can be not only more productive, but cost less overall.

Based on the labor reduction alone, the total operating cost of the automated cell is lower. Add in the value of higher output and the automation can contribute thousands of dollars to the bottom line each year.

The cell saves money in other ways by combining multiple operations on a single base. For one, it saves on peripheral equipment. Perhaps more important, the machine improves quality by eliminating errors that can creep in with each manual movement of a part. Every time you re-chuck a part, you introduce new potential for error, leading to inconsistent setup or part damage…READ MORE.

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