Production Machining

MAY 2018

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Page 44 of 63 :: 43 Mill-Turn Saves Time and Meets Market Demands e transitioning between those multiple machines adds setup time, creates transportation waste and increases risk of scheduling conflicts. However, with the M80 mill-turn, all of those procedures can be performed sequentially in a faster time and with less supervision. e CNC machine also eliminates former waste and potential risks in a new process called "fluting." Fluting is subtractive manufacturing that mills material from a larger starting radius versus the previous additive manufacturing that welds more material from a smaller radius. is process takes less than one day versus several weeks in the previous process. e need for this new CNC machine follows the recent market change that has required larger frame sizes, higher speeds and, thus, larger and stiffer rotor shafts. Traditionally, the volume for larger rotor shafts—the size which is best suited to run on the M80 mill-turn—has been low, but increased customer use of variable frequency drives has shifted the industrial motor business to invest in new manufacturing technology. e WFL M80 mill-turn is 16 feet wide, 13 feet tall and 52 feet long, weighing 58 tons. In fact, the machine is so large that it could not fit through the existing door to the facility, so part of the garage frame had to be removed and then replaced once the machine was inside. Once set up, the Norwood team was faced with learning a WFL coding language to operate the new machine, requiring intensive training to overcome a steep learning :: The WFL M80 mill-turn is 52 feet long, weighs 58 tons and contains a 72-tool magazine that automatically connects and calibrates to the turning, boring and milling unit. :: The Siemens Sinumerik 840D controller and HMI controls the mill-turn. This is What Power and Precision Looks Like Technical assistance available. Asistencia técnica disponible en español. 1.805.584.9495 1.800.383.2244 Single Point - Thread Mills - Port Tools - Indexable Tools - Specialty Scientific Cutting Tools offers a wide variety of single point tools. Choose from an impressive range of sizes and styles for boring bars, groove tools, and thread tools. All bars are made from submicron grade carbide and are available with AlTiN coating. Use with the CRT holder for effective cooling. Scientific Cutting Tools

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