The company VM CNC-Zerspanungstechnik specializes in the manufacture of parts with a modern CNC machine park with lathes, milling machines and turning / milling machining centres, CNC grinding machines as well as eroding machines of the latest type. Consequently the highest quality standards are ensured.
The company offers unique design possibilities with 3D laser processing machines. The components are manufactured and labelled exactly according to customer requirements. The offer also includes the assembly of modules and the surface treatment and finishing.
RoboJob’s robot automation gave VM CNC-Zerspanungstechnik an efficient production time increase.
The owner of VM CNC-Zerspanungstechnik GmbH, Volker Maaß, has known the Mager & Wedemeyer company since his time as an apprentice. When he came across RoboJob at a trade fair and also at Mager & Wedemeyer’s company exhibition, he realised that he could no longer ignore robot automation.
“In order to considerably extend the possible production times and relieve the highly qualified personnel from the simple insert work, I opted for automation. Owing to the extra production times gained, short delivery times can be achieved,” says Volker Maaß. Maaß acknowledged that automation is becoming increasingly important for the future. RoboJob convinced him thanks to the simple and fast operating concept.
The robot was purchased in combination with the investment in a Mazak turning/milling centre. The installation and commissioning were carried out in a few days, so that people could get set to work extremely quickly.
At the beginning at night, when the safety devices were activated several times and production stopped during unmanned operation, useful functions were added so that people were automatically informed in the event of production stoppage. In the meantime, the system runs steadily and is process-safe.
The employees have seen the extra task as a challenge and are even aiming at being able to allow the robot to continue operating for one to two hours in the evening with very small quantities. The robot is now considered as being a new "colleague" for simple, monotonous insert work and it’s also no longer necessary to load heavier workpieces using a crane.
Volker Maaß is satisfied with the collaboration with Mager & Wedemeyer. "We’ve been working together in many areas for many years now. This long cooperation confirms mutual trust. We still believe in the spoken word."