I just spoke with another HEAT customer, and he was VERY
pleased with his test cut results...
He told me
that he currently cuts this on a competitor's machine, and his cycle time is
about 40 hours…compared to our 16 hours! So that’s a 60% reduction in cycle
time! This customer also stated that he has cut these parts in a different model
machine from the same competitor in about 36 hours. He wasn’t sure if there was
something that he or his setup guy was doing wrong on his machines, but he did
state that because the plates are not perfectly flat, they typically set the
upper head to within 0.015” of the highest point on the plates. I also discussed
with the customer that our HEAT technology does not require sealed off
conditions, and that our heads (upper and lower) were set to about 0.300” away
from the plates. He seemed impressed with this, and he realized that this would
make for easier setups within the machine. He also stated that a lot of their
work (surgical instruments) has poor flushing conditions, so HEAT could possibly
help him out in a very big way!
Competitor's machine: 40 hours
Another competitor's machine (same manufacturer with a newer, upgraded technology): 36 hours
Makino SP43 with HEAT: 16 hours…wow!!!
If you'd like to try HEAT, or have a testimonial to share, please email me at Jeff.Kiszonas@makino.com.