The Honor Seiki VL-160 turning center is built with extra-wide vertical columns and a base composed of Meehanite casting. It comes standard with a four-jaw, 63" manual chuck; a power actuator; and a turning diameter of 78.7". It is built for turning of large workpieces weighing as much as 17,600 lbs. The machine’s spindle construction uses a zero-backlash, roller gear, cam-drive design to transfer more usable power to the spindle. The 75-hp, high-torque, Fanuc spindle motor (100-hp optional) is directly coupled to a two-speed ZF gearbox, transmitting power through the drive system to produce 25,000 Nm of torque (45,000 Nm optional).
The turning center uses C3 precision ballscrews to position the X and Z box ways. The 9.85" × 9.85" Z-axis ram is made from cast steel, which incorporates a precision-ground curvet coupling and reverse style, T-type, pull stud for rigid tool clamping. The cross rail is fully programmable in four 7.87" increments, and it is positioned by precision-ground, taper lock pins with repeatability of 0.00039" and hydraulically clamped in two plains.
Editor PickFilling 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.