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The Hydromat Epic R/T 45-12 is a collet-style rotary transfer machine for precision metalcutting of stock sizes up to 1.75” round, 1.5” hex and 1.25” square and a length up to 6”. This machine utilizes 12 horizontal tool spindles and the capacity of up to six vertical tool spindles, featuring up to 18 tools in the cut at once. It also has the rigidity to handle all components and all material types within its work envelope.
This current version of the Epic R/T 45-12 machine features the bar change stop, an automatic hard stop built into the bar feeder that further refines bar position by giving accurate position reference for the end of the new bar. It then begins the countdown for the remnant based on a known and fixed distance.
Hydromat’s updated two axis programmable flange offers up to ± 30 mm of extended travel for offset features, rotary OD and ID recessing, thread milling, chamfering and in-process deburring. This innovation eliminates costly secondary operations while adding value to the manufacturing processes.
The overhead cut-off saw is now used on many Hydromats on short part applications, or in a chuck machine where the clearance below the blade is constrained. It also offers easier access to the saw for easier blade changes.
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