Monday, February 22, 2016

Modernisation of Production Machinery

In a similar vein to design of new automation equipment, Kuroda Jena Tec is a one stop shop for automation and machinery components and has utilised this capability for the modernisation of production machinery both internally as well as for external customers. The example shown below is an Okamoto surface grinding machine that underwent a complete mechanical refurbishment of spindle, bedway as well as replaceable components and hydraulics system. The refurbishment was conducted within Kuroda Jena Tec's UK facility and overhauled within a 4 week period before being returning to the customer production facility.
Similarly a leading machine tool producer's service department had a modular grinding attachment used to grind spindle tapers in-situ and Kuroda Jena Tec was pleased to refurbish this unit and renovate it back to original specifications. The attachment was stripped and serviced with a change of bearings, re-grinding of the tool interface and refurbishment of all other serviceable parts.
At the other end of the scale in terms of complexity and contract value, Kuroda Jena Tec's transfer machine know-how came into play when performing a major $1m retrofit and turn key upgrade to a 3 station Marwin rotary transfer line for a 1st tier automotive supplier which comprised of multiple new machining spindle heads and gearboxes, hydraulic slides, guarding, fixturing and new PLC programming for additional machining operations to be utilised on a new part variant. The 6 month contract entailed design and manufacture of modules followed by a site installation over a 3 week shut down period before successfully returning the machining line into production.
More great examples of the versatility of the Kuroda Jena Tec group. For more details on how we can supply your requirements please visit our websites on