Modern Machine Shop

JAN 2017

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138 MMS January 2017 MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Spotlight: Turning The turret accepts both VDI and bolt-on tooling. The turret's direct-drive rotary tool spindle runs at 10 hp and 6,000 rpm, providing 52 foot-pounds of torque. Speeds ranging to 10,000 rpm are available with an optional tooling package. The headstock features a 10" main chuck mounted on a 35-hp, 4,000-rpm integrated spindle motor fo r h e av y m e t a l re m ova l. T h e m a i n tu r n i n g spindle also serves as a C axis programmable in 0.0001-degree increments to accurately position parts for square facing and slotting cuts as well as precisely drilled holes. The C-axis spindle is a full-function CNC-controlled axis for milling. A second 15-hp, 6,000-rpm turning spindle with a 6" chuck enables the machine to turn small- diameter workpieces with speed and accuracy. The Mazatrol SmoothC and SmoothG CNCs offer EIA/ISO programming as well as conversa- tional programming for generating complex drill- ing, milling or tapping programs. The controls also feature advanced hardware and software functions that promote productivity and perfor- mance accuracy in challenging part production operations. The SmoothG incorporates a variety of advanced programming functions for ease of use and high-speed, high-accuracy machining performance, such as High Gain Feed Forward Control, Fast Rotary Axis Speeds, Variable Accel- eration Control and Intelligent Pocket Milling. A v a r i e t y o f a u t o m a t i o n s t r a t e g i e s c a n be integrated with the turning center, ranging from an automatic bar feeder to gantr y robots Workholding Solutions Vises Fixtures Cutters Innovative With authorized distributors in place world-wide, good advice, technical information, and personal service are just a click away. Visit our website to request the name of a distributor near you. ISO 9001:2008 certified Your Next Stop for the Latest Abrasive Blasting Solutions Integrated robotic technology Programmable manipulation for multiple nozzles Pick & place and vision system capability Ideal for parts with complex geometries

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