Ohio Tool Works’ twin-spindle 5000 honing machine is designed specifically for high-volume production of pump barrels and other oil and gas extraction parts. The honing machine provides an ID capacity of 1.25" to 3.5" (31.75 to 89 mm) and an OD capacity ranging to 4.5" (114 mm). Stroke capacity ranges from 22 to 42 ft. (7 to 13 m). A 40-hp (29.8-kW) spindle drive enables spindle speeds ranging to 750 rpm.
Twin parallel spindles enable simultaneous production of two barrels, and quick-change, hydraulic fixturing provides rapid part clamping and unclamping. The machine features independent feed systems for adjusting stock-removal rates between parts. An automated touchscreen PLC enables easy operation in a high-production environment, the company says. Specialized tooling and cutting fluid formulations are said to improve straightness and surface finish while preserving wall integrity in DOM tubing and brass and chrome plate.
Additional features include automated tool expansion, tool support guide tubes, 3.0"-diameter hardened steel ways, an automatic way-lubrication system, a drive-shaft oil-reduction device and part program storage.