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Komax AG: 20% faster production using fewer machines and shifts

Task Setting

  • Faster and leaner production processes for 150 different products
  • Reduce the number of manned shifts
  • Machining centres offering increased performance whilst maintaining process dependability
  • Clear control specifications (Siemens or Heidenhain)
  • Re-utilisation of existing NC programmes for approx. 150 different products
  • Large tool magazine

Project scope and solution

  • Installation and commissioning of two HELLER H 2000 (4-axis machining centres)
  • Combined with a flexible manufacturing system by Fastems
  • Siemens control 840D solution line


  • Elimination of one manned shift and one machine
  • (using two machining centres instead of three machines used so far)
  • Up to 20% faster production due to faster controls, higher feed rates and speeds
  • Reduced batch sizes due to cycled production (Fastems), stock turnover period >5
  • Currently 409 tools in use
H 2000 with Fastems system at Komax

H 2000 with Fastems system at Komax


Contact HELLER Machine Tools

Heller Machine Tools L.P.
1225 Equity Drive
Troy, Michigan USA 48084
Tel: +1 248 658 6600
Fax: +1 248 288 9560

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