CFT Rizzardi srl from Italy is valued by the industry as a developer of all types of automation processes that depend on speed, precision and smooth motion. The company has now taken on the challenge posed by the ever-increasing demand for larger capacity magazines, which can be attributed to the burgeoning use of CNC machine tools that are run 24 hours a day without employee involvement. CFT Rizzardi's new MAG 20/2 tool magazine for small and medium-sized tools up to 10 kilograms that is on show in Hannover is a solution that, despite its compact size (1,200 x 1,200 mm, height 2,250 mm), can hold 320 HSK 32 tools positioned on two magazine plates, each holding 160 tools. If this is not sufficient, capacity can be increased using additional plates, each holding an additional 160 tools.
Tools are moved by the innovative system patented by CFT Rizzardi. This uses CTA pallets that push against each other completely independently and are controlled by a servomotor. The selected tool holder is overturned by a pneumatic cylinder. The magazine also features a slide that is controlled by a servomotor and equipped with a changer fitted with a mechanical gripper. The gripper takes the tool from the individual magazines and transfers it directly to the machine, either to an external fixed position or a buffer magazine. The magazine itself is surrounded by an enclosure made of extruded aluminum and fitted with Plexiglas windows and access doors to enable both maintenance and manual tool loading. The magazine is available now and can be ordered complete with an optional electrical cabinet for autonomous control including a control panel and dialog function with the machine tool’s CNC system.