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A sidehead option is available for Mag vertical turning centers (VTCs) equipped with tables ranging from 1,250 to 3.500 mm (49.2" to 137.7") that can accommodate 3,300-mm (129.9") tall parts with diameters ranging to 3,700 mm (145.6"). The sidehead uses a 250-mm-square (10") ram to deliver 34,000-N (7,600-lbs) thrust from the optimum angle for efficient turning of tall or flanged parts in vertical orientation. It provides a 1,250-mm (49.2") X-axis span and 1,900-mm (74.8") Z-axis span, with a traverse rate of 20,000 mm/min. (787 ipm). It is equipped with a 40-tool chain magazine for automatic tool change and is available with modular Capto C8 or KM tool interface.
With tall, shaft-type parts mounted on the machine table and supported by a live center in the main ram, the sidehead’s approach angle is designed to minimize bending forces on the part and machine components during maximum-thrust cuts to enable faster, more efficient and accurate metal removal. The sidehead also improves access for undercutting flanges or reaching features beneath them. It is suited for producing parts for the energy/power industry, heavy machinery, transportation and off-road equipment.