See How LNS Improved This Manufacturer’s Productivity by 90%
Nilpeter makes six models of flexographic presses in its Cincinnati, OH facility. Each model requires a number of high-precision parts including impression rollers. A typical press has eight impression rollers, and each must be precisely machined to final diameter tolerances of +/- 0.00005”. Each roller in this family of parts has slightly different diameters, ranging from 2.2621” through 2.2618”.
Manufacturing each impression roller was a time-consuming process requiring seven steps – including outsourcing two operations – until the company decided to streamline production by adding a new work cell.
As detailed in the video below, Nilpeter installed a 7-axis, twin spindle CNC turning machine serviced by an LNS Sprint S3 automatic magazine bar feeder, a Blaze Air vacuum unloader and the LNS e-Connect Ethernet communications system. This cell reduced machining time per roller from 4.5 man hours to less than 30 minutes.
To learn more about how LNS machine tool peripherals reduce costs and optimize productivity, contact your local LNS representative or call 513-528-5674.