Quality is the core element
Rainer Reimer explains: "Quality is a core element of our company philosophy.
It begins with our staff and continues with our equipment. Most of the employees have been here for over 10 years, and many of them even completed their apprenticeship with our company. It is thanks to their expertise that we can achieve utmost precision, for example, on complex turned parts with especially thin wall thicknesses." After all, the most important quality is the quality you deliver.
In the line-up of machinery, the company's management relies on long-term quality. Above all, Mori Seiki machines are a prominent feature in the manufacturing facility. In milling operations, Reimer relies on a SH-500 and a MV-Junior
, and for turning they have a total of 10 Mori Seiki Model SL-25 and -35 machines
, as well as models from the ZL- and NL Series. As regards the brand selection, the company breaks ranks slightly with both Doosan Puma 400 turning centres
as well as a Saeilo Contur and a Hedelius CB-60
With respect to the control supplier, however, there is a long-standing consistency: But for a few exceptions, CNC for precision parts machining are all from FANUC
FANUC components stand for operational consistency
Rainer Reimer and Monika Zellmann are in agreement: "We have always been very satisfied with FANUC. Especially with respect to operational consistency. A FANUC control normally just doesn't fail, and should it actually ever happen, you can rely on the company's service, and usually it is up and running again within 24 hours. That is high value."
Neither of them can ever recall a control failing completely. "A circuit board once", interjects Rainer Reimer, "yes, but it's normal for something like that to happen." Add to this the flexibility with respect to the machine operator. Nearly every employee is capable of handling each machine and its CNC for precision parts machining.
For the two managing directors, availability is the most important function that a control is required to fulfil. "Only then do the added features come into play", explains Monika Zellmann, "the cycles, the user-friendliness, the configuration, in a word: the functionality of the control itself. Everything plays a role. In my view, a FANUC control is always logically configured, has the most understandable layout
, which is why for me, there are not many alternatives to it."