Rapid Granulator says it is making a major investment in machining equipment at its headquarters in Bredaryd, Sweden. The installation of three “high-precision, highly automated machining centers” will entail a total investment of €4.5 million ($5.3 million) and will provide the company with extra capacity to produce what it calls “core components to very tight tolerances while improving overall process flow.”
A new “done-in-one” turning and milling machine was installed in April 2017, followed by a horizontal machining center in June. A third machine is scheduled to go into operation before the end of 2017. The machining centers are fully integrated with an FMS (flexible manufacturing system) center, involving automatic rail-guided vehicles that have the capability of running without any operator intervention.