Campagno Engineering was set up in 1979 in Dandenong Victoria by Jorge Campagno as a specialist in CNC milling and turning, and the design and manufacture of special-purpose tools.
From a one-person operation with floor space of 75m2, the company has grown to now employ 26 highly skilled tradespeople and support staff in a purpose-built 930m2 factory.
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 the 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 key area where the company’s extensive experience has frequently enabled Campagno to suggest better and more efficient ways for new parts to be manufactured.
Jorge 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 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 touchscreen and the Hydrafeed will set itself on centreline automatically thanks to the servo drive bar lifter mechanism,” Campagno added.
Standard features of the Hydrafeed include a fully automated setup 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 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 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,” Campagno summed up.
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