HELLER solutions at Engel Austria

ENGEL
General mechanical engineering
4-axis machining centres H

Capacity doubled & drastically reduced idle times, thanks to HELLER

State-of-the-art and highest performance manufacturing line at Engel Austria in Schwertberg: three HELLER H 8000 4-axis machining centres are primed to gradually double capacity and reduce idle times by up to 20 percent in an automated network. Even in the run-up phase, these targets are within reach.

Task

  • to cut manufacturing costs of the core components for injection moulding machines by 17 to 20 percent through shorter machining times
  • to relocate 500 different components from stand-alone machines to an interlinked manufacturing line
  • to double capacities and optimise setting processes to reduce the level of outsourcing
  • to comply with the just-in-time delivery promise, even in case of fluctuating order levels
  • tolerances for core components are between two and three hundredths of a millimetre

Project scope & solution

  • three HELLER H 8000 4-axis machining centres in service: one machine for cast iron, one for steel and one for the cast iron/steel combination
  • two of these machining centres are equipped with the HELLER facing slide solution
  • Fastems automation system with 156 pallets

Result

  • improved capacities and shorter idle times
  • increased system availability
  • high component quality guaranteed

Customer testimonial

HELLER solutions at Engel Austria: Customer testimonial

Gerhard Aigner

Head of Production at Engel Austria

"We consider quality to be fundamental. The tolerances for our core components are between two and three hundredths of a millimetre. That's why we made the conscious decision to go for HELLER machines, which are renowned for their stability."