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Hardinge has added four turning centers in its GS series: the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS. These small-frame machines are designed to turn small- to medium-sized workpieces. Expanded functionality enables the machine to accommodate complex parts in a single setup while increasing throughput and reducing cycle time.
Both the 42MS and 51MS machines feature collet-ready main spindles, while the 150MS and the 200MS models feature three-jaw chucks. The 42MS and 150MS are equipped with an A2-5", 6,000-rpm main spindle, while the 51MS and 200MS offer a larger A2-6", 5,000-rpm main spindle. Subspindles, live tooling, C axis and Fanuc 0i-TD controls are standard on all models.
Options include parts catcher, part probe, tool probe, chip conveyor, and servo or hydraulic tailstock.
Robotic Cell Cuts Cycle Time, Improves Part Quality
Sew-Eurodrive Inc. worked with Okuma America’s authorized systems dealer, Gosiger Automation, to design an automated cell that includes an automatic, magazine bar feeder that loads 6-ft. lengths of barstock into the machine. The shop also switched to an Okuma twin spindle, twin turret turning center so all of the machining operations are completed in one setup, thus eliminating additional fixtures and operator intervention. The resultant system reduces cycle times and requires much less operator involvement. As a result, production time per part was more than cut in half – from about 5 minutes to 2 minutes, 20 seconds.