It is the most advanced and most productive manufacturing line at Engel Austria in Schwertberg: three HELLER H 8000 working as a linked automated system with the aim to gradually double the capacity and to achieve a 20 percent reduction in idle times. Already during the run-up phase the system has come within reach of achieving these goals.
Gearboxes for up to 1000kW and with torques up to 400,000Nm are the Knödler-Getriebe GmbH calling cards. The primary motivation for the investment in a globally first 4-axis machining centre model H 14000 of the
HELLER superlative, was to create universal and reliable reserve capacity.
Sub-supplier Gebrs. Frencken in the Dutch town of Eindhoven, falls under the category ›High Mix/Low Volume‹. With the purchase of two HELLER H 4000 4-axis machining centres with pallet magazine, stability, precision, process reliability and quick set-up were paramount. The horizontal concept is a winner, especially in terms of chip management.