On-machine user interface boosts productivity of mould base manufacturing
14 November 2017
The market for mould base assemblies used in plastic injection moulding is changing. Plastic part makers are producing increasing varieties of short-run products in all kinds of different sizes, shapes and finish – each requiring a custom-made mould base.
As a leader in precision mould base manufacture, GM Enterprise needed to ramp up its production throughput to meet rapidly rising customer demand. It needed to increase capacity and reduce lead times, but it also needed to avoid introducing human error.
To achieve its goals and help it to capitalise on its new market opportunities, GM Enterprise specified an on-machine graphical user interface and tool setting probes with radio transmission from Renishaw for its new CNC machine tool acquisitions.
- Case study: On-machine user interface boosts productivity of mould base manufacturing [523kB]
- Case study: On-machine user interface boosts productivity of mould base manufacturing [103kB]
- GM Enterprise’s General Manager, Mr Shen Ming Pao, with his production team [18.7MB]
- A mould base from GM Enterprise [14.3MB]
- GM Enterprise operator using the Renishaw on-machine GUI [19.8MB]
- RMP60 spindle probe measuring a mould base [15.6MB]
- RTS tool setting probe [17.4MB]
- Renishaw GUI on a Fanuc controller [1.3MB]
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