BUILD THE MACHINE YOURSELF!

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I often get into an argument with a client.

“Your competitor costs less, much less!”

“You have long delivery times!”

“You put a lot off stuff in the machine!”

“What do you need the base for, an unnecessary cost!”

“That robot manufacturer gives me the super system, turn-key…. And it costs a lot less compared to your machines”

QUITE TRUE!

I’m sure that if you work in a structured foundry  you’ve already tried these cheap competitors.

When you receive a machine ready to start with the production, you notice thousands of problems! Let me list the most frequent ones:

  • The robot cannot make an operation
  • The gripper is not reliable
  • The programme  is done in a way that if the robot crashes, only a vey experienced operator knows how to restart with it.
  • The process is not stable
  • The machine produces rejects in an uncontrollable manner
  • The tools break and it costs a lot of money to adjust them
  • The pieces fall on the ground damaging the cables
  • Machine cleaning is impossible to do
  • The robot programme has to be inexplicably changed every week.

 

So at this point I want to give you some advice: DIY!

Anyway it  is the same and you will spend less.

That is correct, if you like having all these problems, why do you look for a supplier? It is really better if you build the system yourself.

Do what my competitor would do. Buy a robot, buy some tools, and make a homemade programme

IT WILL WORK IN THE SAME WAY!

At least you can go home to your mother telling her that you are the best in the world!

But if you want the best for your company, you know that this isn’t the right way to invest….

Every investment must have a return.

I don’t want to talk about economics, just let’s  talk.

If you install  a machine which apparently is cheap, but gives problems and always stands still or an operator has to rework what the machine should be doing; when are you ever going to get the investment back?

This machine is WRONG, your lose money every second.

It is better to do the pieces by hand, as you did before.

It is as if during a walk it starts raining.

Then you buy a cheap umbrella to protect yourself. At first the umbrella looks perfect, then you realize that gradually as it rains the umbrella gets soaked.  For a while it protects you a little, then it starts to rain on your head, then second after second you get angry.

At the end you are wet and you have to carry a heavy weight, IT WAS BETTER GETTING WET FROM THE BEGINNING, WITHOUT SPENDING A PENNY!

With a “DO IT YOURSELF” machine (whether you build it yourself or you take a common robot means that it is DIY), you cannot earn. It is impossible.

It is impossible because you do not know the problems you will have tomorrow, because you do not have the KNOW HOW!

When you buy a professional deburring machine, you buy: the machine components, the robot, the electrical equipment but above all, the technicians’ Experience.

I will tell you a secret. Even if you buy my machine, it will be always mine!

They are all my children. I know them from  birth, I taught them what they have to do and I know them as if they were my daughters.

To create a machine that works and lets you earn money, all starts from YOUR problem.

Each client has his own production method which is different from his competitor  and each client needs HIS solution.

The points that differentiate a DIY machine from a TREBI machine are:

  • planning
  • a complete base
  • dedicated units and tools
  • ongoing client support

 

Planning

 

The life of each machine starts from a PC rather by many PCs.

We plan the machine in 3D: we see how the machine  will look like, we plan the working cycle and we simulate it.

Then we plan the whole machine in detail, from the grippers to the wiring diagram

From here we start making all the documentation that is used to support the machine throughout its life.

A complete base

The machine is always planned on a complete base….

However, this costs a lot of money and in the eyes of a layman it can seem useless, but it is the opposite.

The base gives you a thousand advantages. Everyday.

If you buy a machine from me and you have a DIY machine without a base, you will realize how much money you save with mine!

The base reduces your cycle time, gives you reliability, reduces the routine maintenance costs, reduces the programming costs, reduces the failures, reduces the cleaning time, and reduces accidents.

Dedicated units and tools

Each component of my machine is essential. Each tool allows you to reduce the cycle time by one second. One second for each component, but if you do the calculations,  you see that the cycle time is really shorter.

Here I would like to list  for you some components that make the difference which I have invented and only I can find:

  1. Rotating dispenser on the robot
  2. Revolving turret
  3. Alternative file-unit
  4. Conveyor belt without motor

1. Rotating dispenser on the robot

It is mounted on the last robot axis. This device does not allow any tubes to rotate around the robot.

It seems like a useless thing, but the reality with this device is that you can make a 5%faster programme: you can move the robot as you want, without worrying about the gripper tubes.

2. Revolving  turret

This is a really incredible unit. On this unit you can move 4 different tools. Each tool station is equipped with a programmable force compensation system.  You can change the tools in less than 2 minutes.

It allows you to use 4 different tools  in a very compact space. Each tool can be used in different positions.

If you make a DIY machine, you have to mount the tools on a pole, perhaps with a collar: if you have to change a tool you have to re-programme  all the robot!

The cycle time you save depends on the work cycle. I can tell you that I made a comparative test on an automotive component and we managed to be 40% faster!

3. Alternative file-unit

 

This tool cost me many working hours, but today it is the best that exists on the market to deburr aluminium.

All the DIY machines use milling tools…. Giving a thousand problems.  They make deburring defects so that you have to reject the pieces, you must create a very precise programme, and you will have very high tool costs.

I thought that it could not work.

So I developed a completely new system to address the problem.

I suggested  to file the pieces instead of milling them. But to do this it was necessary to invent a new tool. We did it and the results are incredible. The cycle time did not improve much, but the reliability of the machine increased incredibly.

4. Conveyor belt without motor

A conveyor belt is the last of the details you look at, but even here I am giving  you something better. All those conveyor belts are made with an external motor. 

I do not like this because it stresses the worker (because he often hurts himself ) and causes failures (because the motor is ready for falling loose pieces or falling into the box bushed by forklift-drivers). So we planned belts without a motor, or rather the motor is hidden inside the belt structure.

Seen from outside, it looks as if there is no motor!

I do not reduce the cycle time, but I increase your worker’s efficiency and I diminish problems!

Ongoing client support

A machine that works well needs somebody who knows the machine and the process.

In our company we only work on these machines and I and my technicians increase our experience day after day.

When you purchase a machine one of our technicians will always follow you: from the construction, to the testing, to the installation and to the service in the following years.

If you have a problem, you must not solve it yourself. You can call me.  I know the problem because it was not the first machine I build.

If the problem is easy, in 2 minutes I can tell you by phone how to solve it.  If it is complicated I will work it out with the Teleservice or otherwise in a few hours one of our technicians will come to your company.

So if you want to lose money, install a DIY machine!

Instead, as I hope, you will want to reach profits for your company.  You cannot wait longer.  Call me.

Think about it  in the meantime.  Download the report explaining  the differences between a DIY machine and my machine. The difference between losing money second by second and finally starting to earn!!

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Piercarlo Bonomi
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