Australian companies are ramping up for automation
The demand for advanced machinery is on the rise. We’re busy supplying and introducing brilliant machine tooling and automation solutions to production lines and specialists around Australia. No longer a realm of big companies or complex systems, these days all kinds of automation (even in micro-shops) helps speed up production with highly specialised tooling.
Priorities for manufacturers are to maximise efficiency and deliver reliable flexibility. We’re glad to have such a robust network of quality suppliers who help meet the changing landscape of production and distribution. Have a look at some of our leading products…
We’ve been showcasing cool tools at work
These are great examples of how to save time and ensure tool-changing accuracy. Hainbuch chucks and mandrels let you convert the chuck to an expanding mandrel in two minutes or less with no setting up required. With a little practice you can do a chip-to-chip changeover in under 3 minutes. This flexibility allows machining very small volumes with no cost penalty from changeover. We offer all sizes and styles including the mini chucks pictured so see our Hainbuch range online.
Stark and Schunk both offer zero point systems to allow quick, highly accurate changeover of vices, chucks, fixtures etc on vertical, horizontal and 5-axis machines. These systems use springs to clamp, air or oil to unclamp, so fail-safe if power is cut. Extremely accurate positioning means no setup required. You can do a chip-to-chip vise changeover in under 2 minutes. Extremely flexible, super accurate, very rigid. –all featured on our video Clamping Solutions.
Imao One Touch clamps work to position, hold or lock in an easy quarter turn in numerous styles. The range includes shaft locks, linear units and adjusters for untold applications like adjustable conveyor guides, guards, hatches, sub fixtures –you name it.
Great industry trade shows this year
One of the product heroes was the Soft Robotics gripper demonstration with human hand-like flexibility but offering pick rates of 90/minute with a lifespan suitable for high volume production.
–See our range in action as featured on our video Gripping Solutions.
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THE $30K INSTANT ASSET WRITE-OFF COULD HELP YOU
Equipment or asset purchases are written off in the year they are first used or installed ready-for-use. The recent increase from $20,000 to $30,000 applies to purchases from 2 April 2019 to 30 June 2020. This can be a helpful incentive to update or retool production facilities. Talk to your tax agent or see the ATO asset write-off references.
Remember, we’re here to help. Call us or drop a note for any product questions or advice. 1800 HOLD IT.
Peter Hope – General Manager
Romheld Automation Team