Our continouous innovation and resarch, combined with close customer cooperation, allow us to constantly develop and improve our machines, serving all types of industries all over the world.
Our history as a transfer machine manufacturer began in 1958 with the model TD, a compact linear transfer machine produced until 1972 with over 200 units installed all over the industrialized world (Korea and Japan included). Since the early 60's the company showed a strong affinity to the international export, thanks to technological solutions and to an excellent quality, reliability and productivity (2000 parts/hour were a considerable value in the 60's).

In 1972 Buffoli was the first in Italy to introduce, on a rotary transfer machine, the double wall frame, pressurized turrets and chucks, Hirth crowns for the turret positioning and the oleodinamic command (instead of pneumatic). The model 2D, presented at Milan Exposition in 1972, attracted for its turret rotation time lower than one second, achieved with a turret rotation system through sinusoidal acceleration-deceleration by means of a connecting rod-crank mechanism driven by a hydraulic control. This turret, whose rotation was made through a hydraulic-pneumatic thrust, was much more reliable than the other solutions at that time. Buffoli rotating turrets have demonstrated to be able to keep a cycle time lower than one second also after 20 working years for 24 hour per day.

In 1973 Buffoli was once again the first to introduce the vertical axis suspended table transfer machines for the production of parts in 3 or 4 directions (models 3D and 4D). In 1978 Buffoli manufactured the first universal 4-Direction machine able to execute machining in any direction inside 360° and able to work a variety of different parts (Buffoli owns several patents for precision MULTI-WAY machines working 4 directions in one clamping only, without chuck indexing, and up to 6 directions with precision chuck indexing).

In 1981 Buffoli manufactured the first bar machine, today called the TRANS-BAR cnc flex. In the same year Buffoli installed in the USA the first double bar version, for which Buffoli is today the world leader, whose productivity is even four times a multi-spindle lathe and the change over time is about 60-90 min (chip to chip).

In 1985 Buffoli introduced the first transfer machine with central thrust ball screw unit controlled by CNC, properly designed for heavy or particularly accurate machining. This patented unit, exceptionally rigid, is very suitable for the use of high rotation speed tools and, thanks to its particular compactness, for the installation on translation and inclination slides.

In 1990 Buffoli designed and developed its own multi-processor CNC, specifically designed for the control of parallel processes, installed on the Buffoli machines since 1993.

The list of the Buffoli supremacies
is not yet finished (transfer machines with clamping systems on quick take-up pallet type basis for automotive parts; CNC indexing clamping devices; compact multi-process multi-axis modules integrated in the transfer machines; robots integrated in the transfer machines; hydrostatic heads, tail-stocks and quill units; multiple vertical lathes integrated in high productivity turning and milling machines, etc.). Buffoli has always invested a lot of resources in research and, thanks also to the capacity of quick innovation, produce machines able to meet effectively and quickly the new requirements of the customers.

Buffoli assure a design paying attention to all the different requirements (accuracy, flexibility, efficiency, ergonomics, reliability), a careful quality control of all components and a careful working running-in of the main sub-assemblies.

"Solutions that make the difference" is our philosophy: producing machinery based on unique solutions, often patented, that give real competitive advantages to our customers, thanks to the process integration, to the combination of productivity and flexibility and to a reliability at maximum levels.