More Parts, Less Maintenance Through Continuous Cycle Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Continuous cycle is not revolutionary. In fact, it was probably the predecessor to the high-speed indexing automatic bar machines we know today. Due to the advancements in tooling, specifically carbide, the possibility of new opportunities using old tricks is emerging. The changing dynamics are allowing a shift in the methodology wherein layouts or processes is developed. This shift can open the door for today’s machines to run with more efficiency and less downtime than current constructs allow. How is this possible? The following is a detailed and somewhat technical discussion of continuous cycle and its application. Let us begin with the basics.