Toyoda Helps &E Reduce Lead Times, Increase Produ…
CHALLENGEAccelerated Machine Design & Engineering is a full-service provider of high-value, high-performance engineeredsolutions, specializ…
There isn’t much that Scenic Industries of Chattanooga, Tennessee can’t handle when it comes to machining. They meet customer’s manufacturing challenges with solutions including patterns, tooling and machined products. However, when met with demand for several high-volume machining projects, they knew they needed a higher-capacity machine. To be competitive on the projects and machine efficiently, Scenic Industries decided that a machining center with a pallet changer was going to be a worthwhile investment. Scenic Industries strives to deliver products that exceed expectations—and found that Toyoda is exactly the same.
Scenic Industries found that the FH500J was the perfect solution for their shop. The FH500J is a compact, high-speed horizontal machining center featuring a 15,000 RPM spindle, tool-to-tool cycle time of .9 seconds and a rapid feed rate of 2,362 ipm. Combined with Toyoda’s customer service, quick installation and comprehensive training, Scenic Industries was able to meet the project demand and deadline.
INCREASED PRODUCTION BY 53%
Pre-Toyoda, Scenic Industries was trying to keep up with demand on several mills they had in-house. The FH500J allowed them to move the project to one machine and increase production by 53%.
REDUCED LABOR COSTS BY 68%
Scenic Industries was able to reduce labor hours per part from 25 minutes to just 8 with the pallet changer option.
IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND PRECISION
The FH500J’s precision and efficiency reduced part errors and increased production from 65 parts per day to 100 parts per day.
The Toyoda FH500J was instrumental in landing additional production machining projects—allowing for quick turnaround and competitive quotes.
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About Scenic Industries
Located in Chattanooga's Lookout Valley, Scenic Industries is a tooling technology center providing solutions in molds, tooling, fixtures, quality solutions and machined products.