Fully Automatic Machining Further Expanded – New Robot At RUD Unterkochen

Large orders for machined components regularly set the Mountable Lifting Means Division the challenge to fulfil these needs in the lead time expected by the customer. In order to be able to fulfil these requirements, the machining of a series of these components has now been transferred to Production in Unterkochen.

This is achieved as a result of the investment in a new turning/milling centre of the type G220 by the company Index, with which the challenging machining of various parts is possible economically and to the highest quality. Automatic component loading and unloading is integrated in the plant. This allows RUD to operate the machine unmanned for up to one shift. Thanks to the five-axis-compatible motorised milling spindle and a tool turret with Y-axis, the urning milling centre can execute almost any turning and milling process exremely flexibly and is thus predestined for demanding component machining. The compact and user-friendly automated loading and unloading solution could be connected to the turning-milling centre without any problems. Together with the supplier, the entire project was able to be carried out very successfully within 6 months to series release.

This machining centre allows us to increase flexibility and reliability of supply even further. All in all, with this solution RUD have been able to take a further, significant step in the automated processing of complex, highprecision and demanding parts.

Über die RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG

The company RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG, was founded by Carl Rieger and Friedrich Dietz in Aalen, Swabia, Southern Germany, in 1875. Today, it has a workforce of more than 1,700 employees in 120 countries and achieves annual revenues of over 200 million Euros. RUD is acknowledged as the global leader in the tyre chains, sling chains and chain systems industry (according to German business journal Wirtschaftswoche, prestigious University of St. Gallen). With the group’s motto, "Tradition in Dynamic Innovation" firmly in mind, this family-run company continues to manufacture integrated chain and component solutions at its sites in countries including Germany, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Romania and the USA. Its product ranges include not only attachment fittings and non-skid chains but also hoist chains and conveyor systems. The long-established German company also manufactures tyre protection chains and interior and exterior fixtures and fittings, under the brand name Erlau.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH u. Co. KG
73432 Aalen
Telefon: +49 (7361) 504-0
Telefax: +49 (7361) 504-1450

Martina Hantscher
Press Contact
Telefon: +49 (7361) 504-1314
Fax: +49 (7361) 504-1288
E-Mail: martina.hantscher@rud.com
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