WFL has redesigned its M40 Millturn for turning parts ranging to 520 mm in diameter, featuring an optional 4,500-mm center distance to enable efficient machining of longer, thinner shaft-type parts that require deep, longitudinal bores. Design improvements aim to increase reliability and user-friendly access of the tool magazine, along with other ergonomic changes. The redesigned operator panel now has improved ergonomics for shifting, improved access to the integrated printer, more space for optional control elements, optimized cabling and improved serviceability.
A key advantage, according to the company, is the enlarged steady-rest space, the result of an improvement in the layout of the energy chains. A positive secondary effect of this is a longer service life and increased reliability of the energy chains.
A separate pickup magazine is available for very long and/or heavy tools. The maximum tool length has been increased from 1,500 to 1,700 mm. The disc magazine can be extended to as many as 200 stations. Direct access to all tool stations is still possible even when using this extended magazine option, avoiding cumbersome loading and unloading. In addition, reliable optical sensors have been installed in the tool magazine for toolstation monitoring.
Editor PickJanuary 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of lathes and turning centers.