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    After doing research. We feel the cobots are a...

    After doing research. We feel the cobots are a waste of money.

    We purchased a fanucmate today for one of the new Mills. Lots more features on the fanuc. And for $21,000 to boot.
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    265143 Here is the rotary actuator.

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    Here is the rotary actuator.
  3. If you call renishaw they will provide the...

    If you call renishaw they will provide the probing stuff without any hassle or delay. Haas hfo is hit or miss.
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    Well the pneumatic actuator showed up today....

    Well the pneumatic actuator showed up today. After some quick and dirty tests....I think I have a winner.

    I was able to bolt a torque wrench down, use this thing at 90psi and got the torque wrench...
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    Are you using coolant? If you are....turn it off.

    Are you using coolant? If you are....turn it off.
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    I'd like to chat with you about your automation...

    I'd like to chat with you about your automation path. We are headed down the same road but probably not going to spend 3mil. We see automation as the future as I'm sure you do also.
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    Not just excellent support, THE BEST SUPPORT. ...

    Not just excellent support, THE BEST SUPPORT.

    Lots of complaints about waterjet....here is one thing that operators don't really know about.....the money, our waterjet is the most profitable...
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    Fanucmate 200i questions

    Does anyone have one of these tending a CNC mill? I'm interested in buying one but have zero clue how to program it.

    How's the maintenance? What should I look out for in a used machine?
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    If you have higher margins and not a constant...

    If you have higher margins and not a constant stream of work it's one thing. Having so much work that you're literally booked a year or more in advance and you don't buy excess machines and run off...
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    Not that my rate is that low but, there are folks...

    Not that my rate is that low but, there are folks that run automatic machines and can have 4-5 machines for 1 operator.
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    Aerospace is the number one export here, lots of...

    Aerospace is the number one export here, lots of shops. We are really effecient, run lights on on the screw machines and pay employees more than other shops. Our marins are very small but everyone...
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    I think I have the solution. Google the festo...

    I think I have the solution. Google the festo part number FESTO PNEUMATIC VANE TYPE ROTARY ACTUATOR DSM-25-270-CC-FW-A-B

    There are a few styles of these but I bought one to test. 30ftlbs of torque...
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    We have been doing a ton of plastic. Got some...

    We have been doing a ton of plastic. Got some 3000 ACETAL parts to make next week. I can't stand the way it makes the shop smell.

    How do you cope with opening and closing all those vises manually?...
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    Alright so I bought a festo pneumatic rotary vane...

    Alright so I bought a festo pneumatic rotary vane actuator. Has 40nm torque at 87psi with a 10bar max. Should be plenty to crank down on the vise screw.

    Right now we have some chick 5ql vises and...
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    I saw this. It was crazy expensive, something...

    I saw this. It was crazy expensive, something like $1600.

    I'm looking at the festo rotary vane parts now. About to fire off an RFQ
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    I'm thinking we may just automate our existing...

    I'm thinking we may just automate our existing chick vises.

    Anyone have any experience with pneumatic devises that rotate? Think of replacing the vise handle.
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    I feel you there. We just bought a new building...

    I feel you there. We just bought a new building on 3 acres, paid to install 3 phase, wiring, moved everything over and then to top it off.... $1500 landscape bill to tidy up the place.
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    You forgot okuma.

    You forgot okuma.
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    I know you're fairly small time but man have you...

    I know you're fairly small time but man have you checked out the new shoptech erp software? I'm glad we made that switch. Quoting jobs has never been easier or faster esp with RFQ to other vendors.
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    Agree with you on the material markup. We get...

    Agree with you on the material markup. We get that markup elsewhere like "engineering" costs. Planning the material, ordering it, verifying it, handling material certs, etc
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    Aerospace and DOD work. Don't worry, my margins...

    Aerospace and DOD work. Don't worry, my margins are probably 1% of what yours are.
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    $300 an hour here.

    $300 an hour here.
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    Why don't you just finance a new haas minimill or...

    Why don't you just finance a new haas minimill or a vf1?
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    That would work but I would need to have 2-3 per...

    That would work but I would need to have 2-3 per "vise" to span the width of the parts.

    That said....have any of you designed and made a push pull hydraulic cylinder in a base similar to the paws...
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    Several phone calls to my hfo arguing to just...

    Several phone calls to my hfo arguing to just email them and magically one phone call and 4 minutes later....renishaw emailed them to me.
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