Hydromat Machining

E. J. Basler offers extensive hydromat rotary transfer machining services, also known as large diameter swiss machining. Utilizing both manual (hydraulically driven), CNC, and EPIC machine types, there are no parts that we can’t be competitive on that fit the bill.

Hydromat machines fit into the category of “rotary transfer” type machines. A slug is cut off from bar stock (part blanks such as forgings, castings, etc. can also be robotically loaded). Each workpiece is then loaded into a collet and indexed to the next machining station.

E. J. Basler has both 12 and 16 station type machines which divide the work among each station (ex: turn, drill, ream, bore, thread, mill, etc.). Similar to multi-spindle logic, dividing up the machining stations greatly decreases the cycle time per part. The longest hydromat machining operation in the machine then determines the cycle time for the part.

Common Material We Machine Common Examples
Alloy Steel 4140, 8620
Aluminum 2011-T3, 6061-T6
Brass 360, 353, Lead Free Brass
Carbon Steel 12L14, 1215, 1117, 1018, 1045, 1141, 1144
Copper C14500 (TeCu), C10200 (Oxy-Free)
Plastic Delrin, Peek
Stainless Steel 303, 304, 316, 416, 430F

Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine – Versatile Modular System

The Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machine is a modular system consisting of horizontal and vertical tool spindles rigidly mounted around a precision cast iron ring.

This arrangement provides tremendous versatility and flexibility in a turnkey precision machining system while eliminating secondary operations. Hydromats are designed for very long-running jobs due to their fast cycle times and extreme quality capability. Depending on the specific workpiece, jobs can range from 150,000 EAU to several million.

Common Parts

  • Adapter
  • Barb
  • Barbed Block
  • Barbed Fitting
  • Block, High Pressure Crossover
  • Holder, Inlet

Hydromat Machines

Hydromat Turn
Hydromat Turns
Hydromat Stations
Hydromat Stations

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Current Quality Certifications

  • IATF 16949:2016 certified
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • Additive manufacturing available
  • Automated inspection equipment unique to your part available with in house automation team
  • PPAP compliant for all your capability study needs
  • FMEA used throughout the manufacturing system- from inception to shipment