95% Spindle Up Time – Really!!

When you think automation you probably think robot arms but there are many alternatives to this, and one is this great Matsuura MAM72-35V at Apsley Precision. We could talk about the working 5 axis machining, the 350mm working envelope or the 32 pallets but what is really astounding is the ‘Up Time’.

Apsley has this machine for 3 years, running it 24/7 for 5 days a week and the spindle has been running an amazing 95% of the time, and here’s a picture to prove it!