“We spent too much time being devoted to set-ups and changeovers, not enough spindle uptime and throughput. We used traditional work holding devices that prolonged set-ups, was not very repeatable, and varied from machinist to machinist.
Rian Solutions introduced us to their WOW line of set-up system. We visited and talked with a couple of their other customers. Their system made complete sense for the direction we were heading to transform our future. It provides the ultimate in flexibility, repeatability, and precision. We initially had ten machines set-up with their base plates and had them make two tombstones for our 1250 HMC.
We have cut our set-up times drastically, improved repeatability, increased spindle utilization, and increased throughput. We slashed multiple set-ups on parts and in many cases are achieving full 5-side machining in one set-up. I plan to standardize on and expand this set-up system throughout the rest of the shop.”
-Tim from Michigan