Hydromat Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is the industry leader in rotary transfer technology. Hydromat machines feature a modular system consisting of up to 16 horizontal and 8 vertical toolspindle units, rigidly mounted around a precision cast iron ring. This arrangement provides tremendous versatility and flexibility in a turnkey machining system. The precision ground Hirth ring assures table accuracy and reliability from station-to-station to within .0002”. Non-rotating bar stock ensures quiet, vibration free cutting. The stationary workpiece undergoes many types of machining operations (drilling, cross drilling, boring, turning, milling, external/internal recessing, threading, tapping, broaching, etc.).
Fast changeovers for short runs
The EPIC R/T EMC Technology is featured on the latest machines. The EPIC R/T possesses the general characteristics of the more conventional Hydromats, maintaining the integrity, reliability and flexibility of its predecessors.
What sets this product line apart is the new Embedded Motion Control. EMC technology features special plug & play control architecture embedded into each toolspindle unit for fully independent and programmable functionality for each axis motion. EPIC R/T machines offer full CNC programmability, competitive manufacturing of small, medium and large production quantities and quick and easy changeovers – typically 1-3 hours.
For 2007, Hydromat released a limited number of the new Legacy HW25-12 machines. The Legacy is patterned after the workhorse machine that has become legendary in the precision metal-cutting industry.
In 2006 Hydromat announced a new strategic alliance with Tornos S.A. of Switzerland. Hydromat now represents the Tornos line of multispindle lathes in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Hydromat’s commitment to the Tornos multispindle operation includes sales, engineering, set-up, service, and parts stocked at the St. Louis campus. The Hydromat organization, a staff of more than 150, will bring their dedication to total customer satisfaction and a commitment to excellence to the future success of these products, to be known as TORNOS Multispindle by Hydromat. In 2006 Hydromat Inc. announced the formation of a new service-oriented business division, the Hydromat Advanced Product Group. This is a team of dedicated individuals whose backgrounds run deep in the tradition of high-precision metalworking. This expertise is available to manufacturers who require solutions in the areas of design, engineering and the build process for turn-key automation systems.
Edge Technologies, a Division of Hydromat Inc., features barfeeding systems from FMB and Edge, as well as the Drr Ecoclean C-Series of environmentally friendly, non-chlorinated hydrocarbon part cleaning systems.
Precision. Quality. Diligence. Support. Improvements. Customer Satisfaction. In today’s business climate, these are the keys to providing our customers a true competitive advantage.
About the company
The alliance between Hydromat and Tornos S.A. is a leap forward for the high-volume and precisionmachined parts industry, creating a ‘Dream Team’. Hydromat’s 28 years of success in the rotary transfer marketplace combined with Tornos’ multispindle history creates a rich synergy that benefits the customer. Hydromat’s extensive experience in the marketplace and engineering excellence, teamed with the Tornos multispindle line enables Hydromat to expand its offerings to always give its customers the best metal cutting solution for each specific application.
The Hydromat Advanced Product Group offers turnkey solutions with design and manufacturing capabilities available within one organization. Services include: engineering, software development, control integration and advanced quality systems. Full machine shop capabilities, grinding services, assembly, as well as welding and fabrication are complemented by state-of-the-art paint booths and finishing systems.
Edge Technologies, a Division of Hydromat Inc., features barfeeding systems from FMB and Edge for fixed headstock and Swiss style lathes, as well as the Drr Ecoclean line of environmentally friendly, non-chlorinated hydrocarbon part cleaning systems.