Three months prior to the opening of TIMTOS 2017, the editorial team arrived at PROMPT machinery, located in Taichung, to learn about this young and energetic company that initiated a number of mechanical innovations. The General Manager Mr. Huang You-Zhong of PROMPT shared his thoughts in the latest technological development trend and the key for success under the tides of global forces.
Maintaining the power of R&D and map out a unique developmental goal
The major machineries of PROMPT are EDMs, machining centers, lathes, surface grinding machine and Graphite / composite high-speed CNC milling machine. The exhibited machines at TIMTOS 2017 will beHMC-1300,EDM-432CS CNC, MT208*500 CNC, EDM-4535 CNC.
“Customers will find that PROMPT displays a very complete product line of machines, as the core value of PROMPT is in integrating the needs in machining. We thus provide machineries of different categories” said Mr. Huang. Besides the sufficient equipment PROMPT produces, the company also has its unique choice in innovation strategy.
The column moving EDM and graphite high speed CNC milling machine are two special products that the company focuses on. The two products certainly stand out from other machinery manufacturers because it is filling the niche among other existing products in the market. PROMPT’s column moving EDM can compensate machining tasks that a double column machining center is limited in – such as smaller and more precise, delicate requirements in the aviation and electronics manufacturing industries. On the other hand, introducing the graphite high speed CNC milling machine is quite significant given the properties that would cut abundant waste and cost in machining. Using graphite in machining is relatively new in Taiwan, required long process in R&D, experiment, and collaboration with research institutes. Yet Mr. Huang believes that the efforts would rightfully show the company’s capacity in innovation, and ultimately provide a fresh solution in machining for customers.
The next step for PROMPT is in developing controllers and software system to enhance intelligent manufacturing in their machines.