Customizable CNC Machine and Automation Solutions

August 3, 2022 8:54 am

SW North America will host live machining and automation demonstrations on all six days of IMTS. The demonstrations will include live machining of a battery housing for a hybrid automotive vehicle on the BA W08-12 and a gun slide on the BA 322i. As a systems supplier, SW will also be offering information on completely automated systems solutions for automotive, firearms, medical, aerospace, construction and agriculture industries, and more!

SW’s BA W08-12 is the perfect solution for machining large workpieces made of aluminum and other non-ferrous materials. This machine features one spindle, two worktables, and a work area of 1500 x 900 x 650 mm on the X-, Y-, and Z-axis. Direct drive technology in all axes provides optimal acceleration and speed (up to 2 g and 120 m/min), and the independent X- and Z-axes increase flexibility and accuracy. Both 4- and 5-axis machining can be performed with ease. The large machining area makes it perfect for machining workpieces for the automotive, EV, aerospace, and agriculture and construction industries, and more. Efficiency can be increased even further by integrating one of SW’s modularly expandable automation solutions. The FloorRob, TopRob, Robot Gantry, and MobileRob AGV are all reliable automation possibilities to increase your productivity and eliminate the ergonomic challenges of large workpieces. This machine is also available as a twin-spindle model with one worktable, or as part of SW’s new single-table series with one worktable and one or two spindles.

The BA 322i is designed to function as an independent manufacturing cell that can store enough workpieces for an entire shift. This twin-spindle horizontal machining center doubles output while using less floorspace and less energy. The integrated 6-axis robot utilizes the vertical workpiece storage tower to load and unload workpieces in parallel to machining time thanks to the double swivel carrier. The monoblock and box-in-box design are proven SW standards, providing more stability and precision. This plug & play solution is perfect for the machining of impellers, brake calipers, scroll compressors, ABS valve bodies, gun slides, and more.

SW North America, Inc. is a world class supplier of multi-spindle horizontal CNC machining centers, automation, and complete system solutions. The multi-spindle machining centers from SW enable highly efficient and precise production of components across many industries. As a system partner we also plan complete manufacturing lines with automation perfectly tailored to your components – all from a single provider.

SW North America is a subsidiary of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH. SW currently has 1000 employees worldwide. In addition to SW Automation in Tettnang, Germany, which specializes in automation, SW also has subsidiaries in France, Italy Poland, the USAChina, and Mexico.

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