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Speeding up machine start-up with tooling kit

Manufacturing Group | April 8, 2014

A variety of start-up toolkits, from Sandvik Coromant, are designed to get new machines up and running immediately.

Fair Lawn, N.J. - It’s a fact that relatively few machine tools are acquired direct from the manufacturer as a complete, turnkey package. Indeed, some 70% of new machines are sold un-tooled by machine tool suppliers, agents, or distributors. For this reason, it’s easy for customers to overlook the issue of tooling, a factor that could easily hamper the transition time from machine delivery to full production. To address this problem, Sandvik Coromant offers a range of start-up toolkits designed to get new machines up and running immediately. Adding a start-up toolkit when buying a machine means customers can start making profit straight away and subsequently reduce the payback period of their investment.

In total, 66 different start-up toolkits are now available for the most common turning centers, machining centers and sliding head machines. Included in the toolkits is a selection of typical tools required to commence machining (the contents are supplied in their original packaging). Kits include cast iron and steel production, aluminum production, and die & mold production.

A dedicated webpage guides visits through how to choose the right kit, links to the Sandvik Coromant Machine Investment support service, tips and tricks that help optimize set-up, and a brochure available for download that describes the toolkits in detail.

The toolkits are easy to specify based on machine style and interface with just a single order code. Furthermore, the tools are delivered together in one convenient kit with a high quality plastic carry case, and are available to be purchased by anyone, including machine suppliers, agents, distributors, and customers.

Source: Sandvik Coromant

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