Automatic Pallet Changer System Enhances Production In Boring Mills

June 05, 2018

 Boring mills are essential pieces of equipment which are engineered to precisely cut parts or components for high quality end products. They’re equipped with reliable tools to handle even the most crucial and demanding operations on a production line. These machines are widely used across industries and most machine shops use this equipment during their operations.


An automatic pallet changer system is a game changer - greatly enhancing the production in boring mills while also reducing downtime, and increasing revenue!


If you’ve been working with boring mills, you’d rather not waste time to constantly set and reset work-pieces. When you’re machining a piece, you’d want to get the other ready for a quick exchange to reduce time for the workload.  

This is possible with the use of FERMAT’s automatic pallet changing system which minimizes downtime but maximizes the workspace. The CNC machinist can easily manipulate large and heavy work-pieces made of iron and steel without having to interfere with the ongoing machining process.

Once the first work-piece is done and out of the mill, the second one is ready to be machined! Boring mills equipped with an automatic pallet changer facilitate higher rates of production. The pallet changer uses a CNC rotary table clamping plate that swaps various work-pieces into the mill to be machined. Initially, the pallet is rested on its own slide on a large bed where it will be loaded with a robust work-piece.

How It Works

The pallet with the attached work-piece slides off directly onto the CNC rotary slide where it will be transferred to the mill to be machined. Once settled, the pallet slide moves away from the machine and returns back to its position. The machining process starts while the second pallet is loaded with another work-piece.

Once the machining is complete, the pallet slide moves forward to retrieve its pallet with a machined work-piece and slides backward to its resting place. The rotary slide then moves over to the other side to receive the other pallet with the second work-piece, while the process repeats.

Boring mills attached with this highly efficient one-two punch drives production up fast, reduces downtime to a higher degree, while increasing revenues.  At TOS America, we strive to provide the best boring mills that today’s market can offer. So, contact us today!