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Blistering Cycle Times. (In Gear).

Who: Fadal Machining Centers (Chatsworth, CA)

What: New 40 taper, 24 pocket dual arm ATC

Why you should care: This new ATC boasts a 1.9 second tool to tool change time, which it achieves through a synchronous swing motion and picks up the new tool and the old tool in the same motion.

Pertinent Data: Fully enclosed tool carriage protects tool shanks from debris and eliminates runout caused by chips and coolant. It can accommodate 3 "diameter tools with 15" lengths and weighs up to 15 lbs.

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Publication:Automotive Design & Production
Date:Aug 1, 2001
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