Linea Spindle: the differences compared to traditional multi-spindles
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE! IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS WORKED WITH BAR, TRY CHANGING YOUR WAY OF THINKING A LITTLE
Consider that there are other ways of working than the one you are simply used to. When you think about the cycles, and machining of a piece, there are now solutions that no longer need bar stock fed into the machine but can make use of pre-cut bar or pre-processed pieces.
This is the Linea Spindle way, which is much easier to set up than on traditional multi spindle screw machines, and needs a lot less effort and training. This makes it extremely easy to use.
And this is a particular plus for companies that are faced with ever greater difficulties in finding workers that are highly skilled in traditional multi spindle machining.
- Linea Spindle needs less skills
- Line Spindle retooling is far more accessible than on traditional multi spindles
- Set-up and work organization is extremely simple, and can, therefore, be done extremely quickly (approx. 15 min)
How can you say that bar stock machining is outdated?
Bar stock machining is still a good solution for certain machining jobs. However, many companies wanting to keep up with technological advancements are trying to do without, because they realize that bar stock machining comes with a series of problems in terms of precision and safety.
The main problem is perhaps that of vibrations, which can cause considerable wear on the machine, and significantly affect the accuracy of the machined parts. Consequently, the entire production process loses precision.
In addition, tools have much shorter life spans. With Linea Spindle, one of the additional advantages is that tools last up to 50% longer.
Linea Spindle is certainly not the solution for every kind of job, but, in many cases, it is an extremely valid alternative to bar stock machining. However, the manufacturing world is changing, and transitioning ever more from the production of huge lots towards a market with diversified families of pieces. In this new scenario, Linea Spindle excels, in particular.
If Linea Spindle doesn’t use bar stock, does this means that I have to cut the bar into pieces first?
Yes, that is right. You have to cut the bar first, unless you are working from a moulded or forged piece. In any case, this should not be a problem.
To prepare the pieces, you can:
- Maybe use an old lathe you already have in your workshop.
- Have them cut by an external contractor.
- Or buy a dedicated cutter (which can serve up to three machines at the same time)