Lang Technik UK has announced the launch of its ingenious Haubex system that is able to transform machines’ tool-magazines into highly efficient vice changing automation systems.
This negates the need for expensive pallet changers, feeding systems and robots. Haubex allows users to effortlessly automate their machine tools and to significantly increase the efficiency of their operations.
The cost-effective Lang Technik system provides excellent flexibility and improved planning possibilities as is it not dedicated to any one machine tool – rather, a single Haubex system can be used across several machines. As no additional communication or installation procedures are required, commissioning is rapid and trouble-free. Therefore, each system immediately begins to achieve its return on investment.
The heart of the Haubex system is a workholding hood which serves as a carrier and loading system for the clamping device that securely holds a workpiece blank. Multiple hood/clamping device arrangements are stored in the tool magazine, transferred to the machine and automatically exchanged at the end of each machining cycle, just as tools would be routinely swapped to and from the magazine.
Explaining the benefits of the new Haubex system, director of Lang Technik UK, Gareth Barnett says: “Early adopters of Haubex are reporting significant rises in their efficiency and productivity levels, brought about by much increased machine tool utilisation times. In addition to filling-in previously non-productive machine tool downtime, the system can create additional time windows for alternative value-adding activities.
“Early users are also using the system to extend their productive working hours by allowing Haubex enabled machine tools to continue performing considerably extended unmanned production after the end of each working shift.”
A video of the Haubex system can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l65Ay-DC7s