The company has equipped the C 600 U machining center with a NC-swiveling rotary table that is 280 mm in diameter. The new table design features a swiveling range of 230 degrees, which improves positioning and machining times in five-axis and five-side machining.
Using a planetary gear and a driveshaft, the A axis has been modified and outfitted with a peripheral spur wheel to achieve the range of ± 115 degrees. According to the company, modifications made to the gantry design of the machine and the swiveling rotary table, in addition to relocating the C axis drive, allows for operational freedom in the work area.
Editor PickThe 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.