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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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.