Opening Eyes to Higher Performance
At BIG Kaiser we love hearing the stories about how our products provide customers solutions to their most difficult machining challenges. It’s especially rewarding when we get the opportunity to work closely with a customer who may not be as familiar with the products; that’s when our expertise and willingness to help is most impactful.
An excellent example is found in an article published in the Latin American-focused metalworking publication, Metalmecánica. It tells the story of how Mexican workshop, Equipos de Carburación Satélite S.A. de C.V., dramatically improved efficiency after discovering BIG Kaiser and cooperating with us for the first time.
Besides the cycle & setup time reduction of 50% that was achieved - insert life tripled during the finish boring process after Satélite switched to the KAISER EWB-AL aluminum auto-balance head.
The 100-plus employee company with roughly 60,000 square feet of space specializes in cast aluminum parts for the automotive, electrical and electromechanical industries. When manager, Julio Salcedo, did an evaluation of processes, he found lengthy cycle times, too much non-productive time and unacceptable roundness.
He set out to fix it. His online research took him to BIG Kaiser’s website. After some initial discussions with his local representative, he “gave [BIG Kaiser] free rein.” The recommendation included new CAT40 KAB6 shanks, a 315 TWN boring head and a 310 EWB aluminum auto-balance boring head.
“We have seen a 50% reduction in set-up and cycle times, and a general increase in productivity,” Salcedo indicated in the article. “Insert tool life has increased and the parts are coming out of the machine with better surface finishing. We have been completely satisfied with the quality of new products.”
Since that initial installation, the relationship has continued to grow and Satélite Mx is exploring other ways BIG Kaiser may be able to help. You can read the full story in English on Metalmecánica’s website, here.
*Tooling customers in Mexico have a chance to check out BIG Kaiser products firsthand at the TECMA event in Mexico City, March 3-6. Our tooling will be in two booths: AHNSA, booth #860; and Distribuidora de Herramientas Unicornio, booth #348.