Jehle CNC-Technik is a medium sized family business that is now being run by the second generation. In a new production hall, 11 CNC operators ensure that 20 CNC machines constantly stay operating. But that’s not evident.
As with many businesses, at Jehle CNC Technik it also seems to be a challenge to find good workers. There is a more than enough work, which means that the workload can increase significantly, also on the work floor. That’s why automation was focused on.
Daniel Jehle, CEO: “We got to know RoboJob at the Turning Days, a trade fair where the Turn-Assist was set up on a Mazak turning lathe. We were very impressed with the ease of set-up and changeovers of this automation. A comparison with other providers taught us that no one else could live up to the quick set-up and changeover times of RoboJob. That set-up time was decisive for us, though it is certainly a bonus that the whole thing is so compact.
We were extremely surprised with the speed of the installation of our Turn-Assist 180 on our DMG lathe. This was done in just a few days, after which we could immediately set to work. Since then it’s been running like a train. And that has led us to purchase a Mill-Assist Essential, which was put into use half a year later and which automates our Fanuc Robodrill. Both machines had been in use for several years, but RoboJob took care of the automation of the door as well as the interfacing with the machine.
We can no longer imagine that we ever did all the work without the robot. We became accustomed to it so quickly and could now no longer be without our robots.”