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.
Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever
before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.