Production Machining

JUL 2013

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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Inverted Vertical Turning From Bearing Ring to Gear When can hard turning successfully replace the grinding process in the machining of a component surface? "Tat depends on a number of factors. One important factor is the desired surface texture," Mr. Loetzner says. "We help guide our customers and give them our opinion on the best way to proceed, and when hard turning is possible, it often becomes frst choice." Apart from lower investment costs, many users are also impressed by the elimination of grinding operations. On the vertical lathe, the turned part can be fnish-machined in a single setup. It is no longer necessary to take it to another machine for fnishing. Te result: Te output level of the whole production increases considerably. Te inverted vertical concept is catching on in manufacturing shops. According to the company, Emag has delivered a total of 3,500 of these machines. Te experience garnered from these installations is applicable to shops looking at implementing this technology for their business. "Our design team familiarizes themselves with customer demands. Tis ensures that the design and application of these machines are targeted on what is required by customers," Mr. Loetzner says. Te type and number of components that can be produced on these vertical turning machines are diverse. Toothed components, such as gears and crown wheels, can be produced with the same efciency as bearing rings. "Te system can be adapted to suit any batch size and is impressive with its short cycle times and high component quality. If the VL 5 allows a two-step, turn/grind process to be reduced to a single handling with the part hard-turned complete, this is a signifcant production and cost savings advantage," Mr. Loetzner says. The Upside of Vertical Turning Te inverted vertical turning center concept is not that old. Whether it is called inverted spindle or pick-up spindle, this class of vertical turning center is catching on. LINK :: For more information: Emag L.L.C. :: 248-477-7440 :: 35

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