Production Machining

JUL 2018

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machine comes standard with a bar pusher, but, in the U.S., is most commonly set up with a bar feeder and chip conveyor. A pallet loader can also be used. One of the benefits of the machine that tends to stand out is the retaking unit, a full subspindle that operates as a rollover station, allowing machining in either the horizontal or vertical position. While it's a seven-axis machine (with five-axis simulta- neous machining), it is available exclusively with the FANUC 31i-B5 control as a solution to simplify its operation. e company views the machine as global, so it has made the FANUC control standard on this machine because of its inter- national familiarity as well as its ability to handle each axis of movement in precision part production. e linear motor, direct-drive torque machine features 25-hp on the main C axis, 15 hp on the B axis and 12 hp on the retake. e retake spindle is in line with the C axis and features almost as much force. But once it receives the workpiece from the C, it can be reoriented to work the part vertically. Another option is a two-jaw vise that is mounted beside the opposing spindle that can also be used to grab work. If the opposing spindle is not needed for turning, the vise can take the part from the cutoff, reorient it and hold it for milling work. Most of the machines, being collet-based, are sold as bar-fed milling solutions, but they can be set up for raw :: The s191 FTL-RP mill-turn delivers high-precision medical and micromechanical parts from bar to box in a single handling. :: The machine features a retaking unit—a full subspindle that operates as a rollover station, allowing machining in either the horizontal or vertical position. blanks as well. ey can work with bar diameters from 32 mm to 65 mm. Bumotec works closely with Hainbuch and other suppliers for quick-change workholding that elimi- nate the need for manufacturing and loading fixtures. e quick setup and change-over allow the machine to fit well in a high-mix, low-volume, prototype environment. e flexibility provided by the collet-based system, and the ability to produce parts "from bar to box," as productionmachining.com :: 39 Precision Machining

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