Lathes Feature Modular Design

Gear Expo 2017: Emag will feature its modular VL and VT series for chucked components, including its VL 4 machine, designed for medium- to large-batch runs on standard machining platforms.

Emag will feature its modular VL and VT series for chucked components, including its VL 4 machine, designed for medium- to large-batch runs on standard machining platforms. Machining is performed on four axes at a maximum speed of 6,000 rpm, employing two turrets with twelve tool stations each, equipped with turning or driven tools.

The machines feature an integrated automation system for transporting workpieces, which is said reduce cycle time and increase productivity when combined with self-loading pickup spindles. The service units are designed to be within reach so operators can access them for easy maintenance.

While standard lathes are commonly used for gear blanks, a range of technologies can be incorporated into the machines, including turning, grinding, hobbing, chamfering, induction hardening and laser welding.

The company will also show technology for laser welding to lightweight automotive components and electro-chemical machining (ECM) to broach and deburr.

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