RAIS and Fagor Automation team up to develop customized solutions for high-speed machining
• Machines • Company articles • South-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2020 • 22.07.2020
The machine tool industry is continuously demanding higher productivity and quality in high-speed machining. The Bulgarian company RAIS, a leading manufacturer of CNC machines, and Fagor Automation have teamed up to develop state-of-the-art customized solutions to the newly arising challenges of high-speed machining, thus successfully meeting the end user’s needs.
Founded in 1994 in Pazardzhik, RAIS began its operations with recycling Bulgarian CNC machines. Gradually, the company’s activities were redirected towards the production of new machines to become the country’s biggest CNC machine tool manufacturer, offering a wide product range of lathe and milling machines. All of them are equipped with reliable CNC systems including Fagor Automation systems. RAIS provides integrated solutions through the selection, procurement, production estimates for the time, tooling, commissioning, training and after-sales service of all types of CNC machine tools.
RAIS is, similarly to Fagor Automation, a customer-oriented company. According to RAIS’ Managing Director Mr. Nishan Bazdigyan, over the years the company has found that selling a single machine is a kind of a cooperation – the customers invest in equipment in order to realize their own production. As the supplier, RAIS needs to ensure that the machine bought from the company will work and will be adequately used, and that would only be possible if there are a high-quality product and competent servicing available.
Recently, Fagor Automation and RAIS have strengthened their partnership in France, Spain and Italy, and are collaborating to extend this good and profitable experience to even more countries in the world. The companies are involved in several joint industrial and educational projects and are developing customized solutions together for the new market demands related to high productivity and Industry 4.0.
RAIS and Fagor Automation also collaborate in organizing Technical Open Days such as the SMART Manufacturing Day in 2019 in Madrid, where the companies demonstrated how combining their technologies can help achieve maximum performance in terms of productivity and quality. During the day, visitors had the opportunity to see all the latest developments in part and tool preparation, programming, high-performance machining, measurement, process verification and production automation.
In addition to the machine tool manufacturing division, RAIS has a second business division which produces precision machined parts for a diverse range of metal components for different sectors such as the hydraulic industry, machine building, heavy machinery, agricultural machinery, medical, industrial, fork lift spare parts, etc. Through this division, working from customer specifications and drawings, RAIS supplies high-quality component parts in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet its customers’ demands for quality and tolerances.