The RS 51 MSY turning center with live tooling, C axis, Y axis and subspindle offers exceptional vibration control, thermal stability and accuracy, the company says. The turning center has a collet-ready spindle that uses a range of the company’s precision workholding devices and is designed to be hard-turning and hard-milling machine that economically produces complex hardened parts in a single setup. All RS Series models (RS 42, RS 51 and RS 65) feature the Eppinger Self Alignment (ESA) top-plate tooling system, allowing highly accurate tool positioning and directing cutting forces to the machine base, the company says.
Key attributes of the machine include a machining capability of (0.0002" total tolerance; 8 micro-inch part surface finish; 0.000020" part roundness); ESA top plate for best repeatability and most robust live tooling system; 20-hp spindle drive with a 211 foot-pound torque rating; Harcrete-reinforced cast iron base; Hardinge/GE Fanuc i-Series RS control unit with high-speed milling capability and multi-axis functionality; and the Fanuc Manual Guide i conversational programming system.
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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.