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“Interview by Nathan MacDonald”

Nathan: Gifu Enterprise is a leading manufacturer of ATC controllers for the machine tool industry here in Taiwan, and today we are with Hans Huang General Manager at Gifu Enterprise. Hans thank you for your time.

Hans, could you please tell us a little bit more about your company?

Hans Huang: We are a Taiwanese company called Gifu, mainly specialized in the development, design and assembling of tool magazines for machining centers. Our main products include tool magazines for C type machining centers, horizontal machining centers, and gantry type machining centers, as well as products for other type of machining centers.

Nathan: Could you tell us a little bit about the products you have on display?

Hans Huang: At this year’s Taipei Machine Tool Show, it is our first time to display our light weight aluminum chain structure, fully electronic high-speed tool changers. They have two main innovative features which is an aluminum structural design of the tool magazine and also an improved electric drive tool changing mechanism, these two innovations have been granted three patents across five countries. The main part of the tool changer’s body has had a weight reduction of nearly 1000kg. This lightweight body allows for solid locking onto the machine tool column and is a crucial factor in ensuring precision during machining operations.

Another innovative key feature is the increased efficiency of the tool changer, the original tool changing time of 12-15s has been reduced to 1-10s. The increased efficiency and time savings are definitely useful for our customers.

Large pipe valve machining, aerospace industry, and custom heavy duty machining projects, can greatly benefit from these new improvements.

Nathan: Could you tell us a little bit more about some of your key markets?

Hans Huang:  Currently Gifu has more than 400 types of products, marketed to 30 countries, and over 200 machine tool factories. These include DMG from Germany, FIVES from America, ROMI from Brazil, SKODA from the Czech Republic , DOOSAN from Korea ,  Shenyang Machine (SMTCL) and SANY Group from China. We have been co-operating with large-scale machine tool factories in Taiwan for a very long time.

If you have any needs regarding tool magazines, you are welcome to visit our website and contact Gifu at any time, Gifu will always provide the most complete and professional design for you. Thank you.

Nathan: Thank you, thank you so much for your time for this interview.

For more information on Gifu Enterprise and some of the products they offer, follow the link at the end of this video.

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