Customer and Special Solutions

Customer and Special Solutions

Purpose/Applications

  • To allow far greater Production.
  • Reducing set up and tool change times.
  • Adaptations for use on specific machines.
  • Performance beyond the perameters of defined standard solutions.
  • Retrofitting, flexibility and improving performance of existing machines.


The HOFMANN product segment customer and special solutions when it comes to automation, cost savings and large quantities in your production. 

HOFMANN Mess- und Teiltechnik has developed and established the product Segment Customer and Special Solutions as a further mainstay. With the Extension of a Hofmann additional axis from the product segment customer and special solutions, productivity of machining centers from different manufacturers can be increased efficiently.

The close dialogue with the customer is most important at the Hofmann customer and special solutions product segment in order to obtain the optimum solution for the respective application. Special features such as special mountings of the servomotor, connections to machine-side power supply or number and design of the workpiece holders are defined and implemented in close contact with the customer. In contrast to specified modular systems, there are virtually no limitation in design and construction.

Benefits of a specially configured HOFMANN unit

  • Direct access with the HOFMANN Special Solutions Team of engineers.
  • Virtually no limitation in design or construction.
  • Equipment is fully tested for rigidity, accuracy & operation prior to despatch.
  • Bespoke units will achieve high cutting data.
  • Bespoke units only use proven and reliable components from the standard Hofmann dividing Units.

Examples of Use​​


Hofmann RWNC-160/2 dividing unit with mounted two vertically indexing spindles in one housing. The indexing spindles are equipped each with a 4-fold rotary transmission to supply the hydraulic pressure for the clamping devices. The hydraulic pressure are supplied central by the palett of the machine and the base plate of the dividing center. Furthermore the indexing spindle have a Heidenhain-Decoder as direct meassuring system, for the exact positioning of the workpiece.

The technical construction of the dividing center was established in the range of our customized solutions in close collaboration with our customers – as usual.


Customer and Special Solutions

Customer and Special Solutions


Delivery of a total of eight RWNC-300 LD axes for four Heller MC 16 machining centers of an automotive supplier. The machining center has a pallet changer and thus two pallet locations, which are located alternately in the workroom or on the retrofit station. For the production of aluminum castings, this had to be retrofitted with an additional rotary axis with hydraulic clamping device. With the addition of two axes per machine, not only was it possible to process a major order, but also significantly upgrade the machines that have been in use for several years.


Another project is the combination of a six-spindle RWNC-160/6 axis with an MC 5000 machining center from Heller. This axle has succeeded in drastically reducing tool change times. When working on identical parts, the changeover time could be reduced by 40% since six workpieces can be clamped in parallel. With this axis, it is also possible to use a wide variety of clamping systems. This makes this special solution a flexible system.

More examples you can find in our category User Reports.


Customer and Special Solutions