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A Machine Like No Other This just may be the Rotary Transfer machine you've been waiting for. L eading the evolution of rotary transfer machining, Hydromat Inc. once again provides the industry with the next advancement for exceptional production machining: The Eclipse 12-100. This is a complete ground up re-design of the famous rotary transfer concept featuring all new components. The Eclipse has a heavy casting mounted on a frame of sturdy, welded steel construction. The casting for the Eclipse 12-100 is 2m in diameter, nearly twice as large as the traditional 12 station Hydromat machine. Semi-permanent tool spindles, each having 3-axis capability as standard equipment eliminates the need to change tool spindle sizes for different cutting processes or adding 3-axis flanges for that capability. The new Eclipse features all electric servo spindles and slides. No hydraulics are needed for tool spindle motion as in previous Hydromat machines. These new technologies along with the beefier base yield better accuracy and repeatability. This multi-station transfer technology enables load and unload processes on station one, and simultaneous machining on the other 11 stations, making the Eclipse ideal for medium to high production of complex work pieces requiring multiple operations, complex cuts, and where tight tolerances are critical. The bar fed collet version of the Eclipse 12-100 has a maximum workpiece diameter of 65mm (2.5") and features a maximum workpiece length of 180mm (7") with 127mm (5") of material outside the collet. In 2018 the Eclipse will also be available in an Indexing Chuck version that will feature a table with vertical chucks capable of 360° rotation of the workpiece. An engineering marvel, a production wonder. See the ECLIPSE 12-100 for the very first time at Hydromat's Oktoberfest Open House, October 23-27, 2017 October 23 rd - 27 th Hydromat Inc. • 11600 Adie Road • St. Louis, MO 63043 • p 314.432.4644 • f 314.692.5166

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