Starrag’s Bumotec rental scheme set to enable machining savings
Starrag UK has announced a machine rental scheme for its Bumotec range of multi-axis mill-turn and machining centres to provide potential users with a cost-effective way to capitalise on the benefits of multi-tasking, single set-up machining using world-leading machining technologies for the production of complex small to medium-sized parts.
The scheme allows customers to avoid relatively high upfront capital expenditure yet immediately benefit from the machines’ ability to drastically reduce lead times by completing a range of different tasks in a single setting.
As with all machines offered by Starrag UK, the Bumotecs can be configured exactly to suit users’ needs in line with Starrag’s ‘Engineering precisely what you value’ strategy – for dedicated throughput or for smaller batch work and at an affordable monthly rental payment, with an option to purchase at any time. The scheme applies to the s191 and s181 Bumotec machines, for example.
Machining on the s181 is based around an innovative two-workstations concept; equipped with five driven tools, the second workstation works on the rear side of one part while the main spindle completes another part. With two tools simultaneously cutting, the result is significant reductions in cycle times. The machine’s tool breakage detection system, which also operates in ‘hidden’ time, encourages optimised uptimes, too.
With a footprint of just 3.5 m², the s181 has a 30,000rpm HSK-40 tool spindle (optionally 40,000rpm), can handle bar of 32mm diameter and has a 90-tool magazine. In addition, a 20-pallet storage system enables uninterrupted 24/7 production. The Bumotec s181 is included in the rental scheme