Rotary Transfer Hydromat Machines

We consider Hydromat Rotary Transfer Machines to be the ultimate solution for production of high volume turned parts requiring secondary operations or machining on opposite internal ends of the part. Hydromats feature up to 16 horizontal machining stations and up to 8 vertical machining stations. Modular stations allow the machine to be customized for each application. Typical cycle times are 4 to 15 seconds. This is approximately the same amount of time required to feed barstock or to load a blank in CNC machinery.

Disadvantages of Hydromats include tooling expense and long setup time required. Hydromats begin to be a cost effective option when annual production volumes (or part families) exceed 100,000 pieces.

Rotary transfer machines are advanced machining tools ideal for metalworking operations. The whole setup involves modular, plug-and-play spindles oriented in a circular manner around an indexing head. Each spindle can handle numerous operations, including drilling, marking, milling, reaming, recessing, tapping, threading, and chamfering.

Mostly, each center consists of around 12 to 16 horizontal, independently operating stations along with up to 8 vertical machining stations, offering simultaneous operations with automatic changeover and no supervision required. These stations can be interchanged and customized for a turnkey system, delivering incredibly unique and higher production rates.

These rotary transfer machines are the perfect solution for producing high-volume turned parts requiring secondary operations or machining on opposite internal ends of the part. The equipment is space-saving and time-saving, reducing maintenance costs as almost a dozen machines are combined into one. This means up to 16 complex parts can be machined in different stages without supervision. Finally, the products are finished in a single rotation.

A rotary transfer machine is a single, plug-and-play, highly-customizable, turnkey system for the entire manufacturing facility. It can be customized for the manufacturing needs of virtually any industry that demands a quick turnaround of high-volume production tasks.

For many, it may appear as a complex piece of equipment. Even its working may seem a little complicated. But the entire thing can be broken down into easily understandable components.

You can find an indexing table with collets mounted on it, independent machining stations, and every station equipped with a spindle and tooling device. Each station is positioned in close proximity. These stations can continuously and automatically load and unload parts. The stations can machine aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, and many other metals.

Rotary transfer machines are available in two-way, three-way, or multi-way configurations. It is great for manufacturing components that require complex cuts and tighter tolerances. The many industries that utilize this best-in-class technology to improve and expedite their operations include the HVAC, plumbing, automotive, and petrochemical sectors.

If you wish to do away with the inefficiencies in your processes, integrate rotary transfer machining or outsource the task and see your operations leveling up.

When it comes to choosing the best machinery, Hydromat is the name to trust. It is one of the most popular rotary transfer machine manufacturers in the country. The company has offices around the country, plus its level of service is exceptional. They provide modular systems for several manufacturing needs. Its equipment solutions are versatile and flexible and feature a robust lineup to accelerate your processes.

The modular design for Hydromat rotary transfer machines is straightforward and efficient. They support the production of high-quality components and allow for lesser downtime. The company focuses on providing outstanding after-sales service in the form of excellent engineering and stress-free customer service. This ensures that the machinery and systems developed are perfect for the operators and aid their unique applications. Besides, Hydromat’s service, support, and training guarantee that the technology works well in the facility.

Hydromat rotary transfer machines help produce a huge number of simple and complex parts in shorter cycle times and significantly reduce expenses.

As far as the functioning of the machinery is concerned, here is what you must know. The process begins with locating and clamping the workpiece (or bar stock) in the fixture indexed on a circular path. A single cycle, ideally lasting for about 15 seconds, initiates sequential machining operations on the workpieces, after which the indexing table turns horizontally or vertically. As the table turns, the subsequent procedure repeats on the workpiece that was machined at the previous station.

The rotary arrangement enables rapid completion of part manufacturing. It can work to produce custom-designed simple and complex components and a single or family of parts. A rotary transfer machine can work to make part sizes ranging from a fingernail up to a backpack. In addition, there are significantly fewer processing steps to result in increased production capacity.

  • Multi-station transfer technology
  • Cost-effective for large batches
  • Absolute versatility
  • Maximum output
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced scrap rate
  • Reduced labor expenses
  • No backlogs

Although the equipment might need a longer setup time and tooling expenditure, its cost- and time-saving benefit far exceed the disadvantages. Its productivity, flexibility, and quality outweigh the investment risks. Moreover, newer machines are totally changing the manufacturing landscape and providing added flexibility.

Many facilities run their Hydromat rotary transfer machines round the clock despite racking up millions of pieces. Hydromat keeps upgrading its machines, so even the most daunting task becomes a matter of seconds. It creates a true example of "set it and forget it" equipment and a proven solution for high volume, higher mix manufacturing.

Hydromat machines are genuinely a mechanical beast – you cannot even imagine how wonderfully these can accelerate your processes and help you expand your target markets.

Switching from single spindles to a rotary transfer machine demanded a lot of courage on the part of companies back when it was introduced. However, today businesses are moving out of their comfort zones and happily embracing this technological leap. Also, these machining tools have been modified so frequently with the time that today, these can be seen almost everywhere.

Businesses are living to tell the tale and are thriving with rotary transfer operations.

If you have any queries or questions regarding the superlative, high-production Hydromat rotary transfer machinery, call us at 812-332-2220 or send an email to Thanks to our years of industry experience, we are able to offer solutions that are unique and practical. Over the years, we have refined our processes to accommodate the evolving demands of our customers.

Contact Griner Engineering for more information. We can assist you in finding the right solution for your particular applications.