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Turning machine producer Index-Werke hosted an open house May 13-17 at its facilities in Esslingen and Deizisau, Germany, to celebrate its 100th anniversary. One of the new machines on display was the Index G220 turn-mill, which performs high-quality turning and five-axis milling in a 10-square-meter footprint. To reduce setup costs, the machine can accommodate 140 tool stations.
The open house continued at a third location in Reichenbach, Germany, to Traub, which was integrated as an independent subsidiary in 1997. Traub, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2013, manufactures Swiss-type sliding headstock machines including its multi-function TNL series, which is available in a variety of configurations. Traub also recently introduced its TNK series of fixed-headstock machines that will be introduced to the U.S. market at this year's IMTS. The TNK 42 has two turrets both featuring Y-axis capability and is designed to turn complex workpieces as long as 250 mm in large and medium volumes.