EMAG says it has developed its VL 8 vertical pick-up turning machine specially for the handling of large components, where a number of different turning and milling operations are carried out within the framework of a single close-loop production process.
The VL 8 allows for a variety of production technologies for soft and hard machining to be combined, claims the manufacturer. Features include: A polymer concrete MINERALIT machine base; a compound slide carrying the vertical main spindle that traverses the Z- and X- axes; a pick-up spindle that accepts workpieces of up to 400mm diameter.
The machining process uses a main spindle with 60kW rating, a torque of up to 1,220Nm and speeds of up to 2,850rpm. The turret accommodates 12 turning or, optionally, 12 driven drilling and milling tools.