EMAG claims its VT 4-4 vertical turning machine offers high efficiency levels in large volume gearbox production and is capable of machining components with a maximum length of 1,050mm and a maximum diameter of 200mm.
The company says machining is carried out in 4 axes at a maximum speed of 4,500rpm. The process employs two turrets with twelve tool stations each, equipped with turning tools or driven tools. Workpiece grippers move the raw-parts to the machining area and remove the finished components.
The machine is equipped with two space-saving, recirculating conveyors that accommodate up to 28 raw-parts and 28 finished components respectively. EMAG says the transfer and turnover units or robots will allow a number of VT machines to be linked up cost-effectively.