Hydrafeed Barfeeder boosts efficiency and productivity at Campagno Engineering

Campagno Engineering, a family owned company based in Dandenong Victoria was established in 1979 by Jorge Campagno specialising in CNC Milling and Turning, and the design and manufacture of special purpose tools.

From a one person operation with floor space of 800sq feet, the company has grown to now employ 26 highly skilled trades people and support staff in a purpose built factory of 10,000sq feet.

Jorge, his wife Amanda and their family have invested in the latest machine technology to ensure that Campagno stays at the cutting edge of engineering in Australia and maintain their ethos of providing fast efficient service and prompt on time delivery.

The company specialises in product categories that include packaging, medical, truck, defence and general engineering. Prototyping is another area that the company is involved in; their extensive experience has enabled them on many occasions to suggest better and more efficient ways for new parts to be manufactured.

Mr Campgano was keen to acquire a barfeeder to complement a new CNC machine to assist in producing parts in a more efficient way. The increased productivity that the barfeeder would bring to the company was the key reason for the purchase.

“We looked at a number of different brands but it was the sheer quality and rugged construction of the servo-driven Hydrafeed that won us over,” said Mr Campgano.

The Hydrafeed Barfeeder allows a CNC machine to run unattended and is a very user friendly unit with an additional productivity benefit over other barfeeders on the market. “Once you’ve set a bar size and saved the setup, you are not required to open the cover again. You simply call up the program from the touch screen and the Hydrafeed will set itself on centreline automatically thanks to the servo drive bar lifter mechanism,” Mr Campagno went on to say.

Standard features of the Hydrafeed include a fully automated set-up through a user friendly HMI screen and the versatility to accommodate different bar diameters and lengths including random bar lengths. A wide variety of models are available to suit any application.

“One of the other features is that the Hydrafeed is very easy to use, so it doesn’t take long for staff members to become proficient at operating it,” explained Mr Campagno.

“Price of course was also important in our purchase decision, but it’s the support and service from the supplier which I believe is crucial, as it can become very expensive in time wasted. I’ve been dealing with Dimac for 30 years and it’s their knowledge, quality products and after sales support that was another key reason for opting for the Hydrafeed,” said Mr Campagno.

“Just like other products we’ve purchased from Dimac our purchase experience with the Hydrafeed was excellent, from the first inquiry to the delivery, installation and end training,” he added.

“The Hydrafeed Barfeeder has added a large dose of productivity and I would certainly recommend the Hydrafeed without hesitation to any company,” Mr Campagno summed up.

Dimac Tooling, Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of CNC accessories and workholding solutions provides a range of cutting edge equipment designed to assist companies increase their efficiency and productivity. The company also manufactures soft and hard jaws in their own CNC equipped machine shop in Dandenong South, Victoria.

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