QUALITY
  "The automotive market, to which our company, and Buffoli as our supplier, are oriented, is always competitive and expecting too much. The <Total Quality> concept and the customer's satisfaction, together with competitive price and service, are the new rules controlling business activities in our market. In this area some positive results; like the recognition of the <Qualitas> award to our company by FIAT, have been achieved by us, also owing to the significant contribution of qualified suppliers such as Buffoli."
   
 
(Managing Director of the Italian factory of a primary American company producing automotive components)
   
  "Machined dimensions are assured over time without corrective action or intervention. In fact, the machine can hold tolerances of 0.02 mm for longer than a whole shift, producing parts which are consistently in tolerance for the entire work day, without appreciable differences attributable to a cold or warm machine. The recessing heads, i.e. the static turning heads, developed by Buffoli, are both rigid and precisely balanced".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE ).
   
   
  "You and your staff build, in my opinion, the best transfer machines to be found in the marketplace, both technically and qualitatively speaking."
   
 
(Production Director of an important Swedish company producing components for cooling and heating systems)
   
   
  "On the other hand, the rotating tool factor is not to be neglected, allowing for better adaptation of cutting conditions, without forgetting the operator's comfort level, especially as far as the noise level is concerned. The quality of machining is optimal due to the independence of the working stations, the perfect coaxial clamping of the parts, and to the opportunity for processing 4 or more faces of the part."
   
 
(Responsible for the Process Department of an important French company sub-supplier of turned mechanical parts. Article published on the review MACHINE PRODUCTION)
   
  "Another of the advantages arising from the use of Trans-Bar machines is the higher quality surface finish it produces on machined parts (…) thanks to non-rotating bars that do not generate vibrations".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
  PARTNERSHIP WITH CUSTOMERS
  "I consider the relationship that we share with you one of our important partnerships. I fully expect this cooperation to continue for a long time into the future (…) I trust that, together, we will continue to pursue imaginative and revolutionary approaches to our manufacturing challenges in a way that is largely beneficial to both companies."
   
 
(Director of a primary American company producing sanitary faucets)
   
   
  "Finally we have found a manufacturer that has perfectly understood our production, precision, and flexibility needs. Along with the machine, he has provided us with the necessary assistance and know-how to optimize resources and to prepare us for the new demands of a market ever more oriented towards small batches".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
  PRODUCTIVITY
   
  "By comparison, a Trans-Bar is about 25-30 times more productive than a CNC two-spindle lathe and about two/three times more productive than a modern CNC multi-spindle lathe or screw machine".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
  "Considering batch size, product life cycle, and efficiency of operation, we have chosen, with success, the solution of the single or double Buffoli bar transfer machine (…) Comparatively, this transfer machine, is on average, equivalent to about four mechanical multi-spindles. This is extremely important, if one considers that the financial investment is practically the same as the investment for a modern multi-spindle (…)"
   
 
(President and General Director of an important French company sub-supplier of turned mechanical parts. Article published on the review MACHINE PRODUCTION)
   
   
  "In 4,5 months we have produced 1,000,000 parts. You did a great job! Thanks."
   
 
(President and General Director of an important Dutch company producing automotive and heating components)
   
  FLEXIBILITY
   
  Buffoli equipment allows us a much higher level of productive flexibility than in the past and, with tool pre-setting opportunities outside of the machine, the changeover times are reduced from nine or ten hours, down in the range of between 30 minutes and two hours.
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
   
  "Their flexibility actually permits a manufacturer to process the middle-sized batches of turned parts (…) The tool change over on this machine takes approximately one hour. Tool pre-setting allows us to produce good parts almost at the start of a production lot, with much better stability in terms of precision and total part quality (…) The standard batch for one day is 10,000 parts."
   
 
(General Director of an important French company sub-supplier of turned mechanical parts. Article published on the review TRAMETAL)
   
   
  "The high speed execution of single-point threading and special contouring profiles avoids the use of thread chasers or form tools, allowing tool savings and higher versatility".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
   
  "Not only do the Buffoli machines improve productivity and efficiency, they provide changeover times of less than 2 hours".
   
 
(Production Director of a primary American company in plumbing products field. Article published on the review AMERICAN MACHINIST).
   
  EFFICIENCY
  "I can inform you and your staff that our first Buffoli machine has been running for 1.5 years 24 hours/day, of which 11 hours are unmanned, and we have an average utilization of 94%."
   
 
(Production Director of an important Swedish company producing components for cooling and heating systems)
   
   
 

"We would like to express our satisfaction for the installation and commissioning of the double bar machine delivered to us last February. In particular:

 
  • Delivery date met without delay.
  • Quick setting-up: production started on the second day, production on three shifts after the sixth day.
  • Percentage of utilization reported after 4 months: 96%.
  • Better performances if compared with competitors."
   
 
(President and General Director of an important French company sub-supplier of turned mechanical parts)
   
   
  "The tool monitoring system developed by Buffoli constantly monitors all machining parameters, allowing longer tool life and automatic “cycle stop”, when a deviation from the programmed machining parameter limits is detected. The system detects tool wear, preventing the production of non-conforming parts and avoiding tool breakage. This option, in addition to facilitating significant savings in downtime due to tooling and machine stoppages, offers the real opportunity to program unmanned operations".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
  SERVICE
  "Also when speaking about service, you are exceedingly good."
   
 
(Production Director of an important Swedish company producing components for cooling and heating systems)
   
   
 

"We have particularly appreciated the availability of your technical personnel and their rapid response."

   
 
(President and General Director of an important French company sub-supplier of turned mechanical parts)
   
   
  "The tutoring offered as part of a comprehensive operator training program, the support and co-operation extended to Georg Fischer Pfci during the delicate phase of “machine start-up”, along with the study of specific machining cycles as well as the instructions for process cycle and tool design (…), are principles that have greatly contributed to the consolidation of a long-term partnership between manufacturer and user".
   
 
(Factory Director of the Italian branch of a primary Swiss group in water, gas and plumbing plants field. Article published on the review TECNOLOGIE MECCANICHE).
   
  INNOVATION
  "I must tell you that in 20 years of buying equipment, Buffoli is the most innovative and dependable machine I have ever purchased. If Buffoli says he <<can do>>, I would take it to the bank."
   
 
(President and General Director of a primary American company producing valves and actuated valves)
   
   
 

"The transfer machine principle applied to the turning process, allows for a significant evolution and improvement of manufacturing methods, thanks to all of the economic advantages afforded to the turning companies using this equipment."

   
 
(Managing Director of an important French company producing and selling tools. Article published on the review MACHINE PRODUCTION)
   
  CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
  "It looks like Buffoli Transfer will be a strong and vibrant company for a very long time. I am very impressed with the progress of your company over the last nine years. You have continued to innovate and evolve your technology."
   
 
(Director of a primary American company producing sanitary faucets)