A Look at the World’s Largest Inverted VTL

Learn about noteworthy design elements that enable this inverted vertical turret lathe to accurately and effectively machine very large components.

This inverted vertical turret lathe can pick up and machine 1,500-kg workpieces
with diameters as big as 1.2 meters.
 
Inverted vertical turret lathes (VTLs) are distinctive in that they serve as their own parts loader, using their downward-facing main spindle to pick up staged workpieces and deliver them to the machining zone. This yields a more compact footprint than other automated machining systems because no auxiliary loading equipment is needed.
 

Emag’s multifunction VLC 1200 is said to be the world’s largest inverted VTL. It can pick up and machine 1,500-kg workpieces with diameters as big as 1.2 meters. Learn about some noteworthy design elements that enable this inverted VTL to accurately and effectively machine very large components