Machine Tool Companies produce standard machines for the industrial market. A machine base and safety guard, sold separately, was an option they were looking to offer in order to satisfy their customer’s requirements.
These companies needed a cost-effective, yet sturdy frame to complete machines. Potential safety issues, as well as chip and coolant containment were a factor.
Faztek played a crucial role in the design of a seamless integration into both machines. Strong 3” x 3” T-Slotted aluminum extrusion profiles accounted for most of the standard automation package offered below to the left, along with joining plates to hold it together securely. Heavy-duty floor mount base plates with height adjustment for uneven floors were used to provide a secure seat and could also be fastened to the floor if necessary.
The machine guard to the right consisted of our most popular 1.5” x 1.5” Ultra-lite profile, along with all the t-slot components and polycarbonate panels needed to complete this unit. Leveling feet were also used for proper height adjustment for uneven floors on this machine guarding unit.
After installation and a quick test run, it was apparent the design of this machine base provided a perfect platform for the Robodrill. After the addition of the Fryer machine guard, operator safety was improved while saving time and money through coolant containment and fast cleanup. Strong, sturdy, modular and cost-effective, these units will provide years of maintenance-free performance. Best of all, Faztek’s framing system is completely modular, allowing for future modifications.