The spindle is driven by a 35-hp motor and a two-speed gear transmission. Three spindle speeds are available: 4,000, 6,500 and 8,000 rpm. The optional 3,500 rpm, 30-hp horizontal head is equipped with high-precision, hardened and ground spiral-bevel gears. A coolant-through spindle system is available for both heads.
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A small shop describes the efficiency gains it is seeing now that it has a horizontal machining center instead of solely verticals. One of the shop’s leaders talks through processing of parts then and now.