The Index IT600 65-mm universal turning machine is designed for machining small to medium batch sizes of workpieces including automotive parts, mechanical parts and other job shop assignments. The machine’s 65-mm spindle provides torque ranging to 352 Nm and speeds ranging to 4,000 rpm. An intelligent Y axis enables surface milling, off-center drilling and off-center deep-hole drilling. The Y axis is generated through the combination of the indexing axis of the turret and the C axis of the spindle, enabling driven tools to perform operations in virtually unlimited positions, Index says.
The machine’s upper and lower turrets combined with a high-torque spindle drive enable high-productivity machining. The upper turret includes a 14-station VDI30 tool complement with as many as seven driven tools. The turret has an additional CNC indexing axis (A axis) to ensure concentricity of the tailstock center with the workpiece. The FANUC 32i model B control features a CNC keyboard, axis and spindle override, and a 10.4" TFT color display. An electronic handwheel is integrated into the machine control panel.
An open work area and vertical machine bed enable fast setup of the machine for turning parts that measure as large as 380 mm in diameter and 600 mm long. The machine’s symmetrical design increases temperature stability, and a cast iron machine bed provides rigidity. The arrangement of the tool carriers with CNC indexing axes provides a large work area within the compact external dimensions of the machine.
An optional integrated receiving tray can accommodate shafts ranging to 65 mm in diameter and 1,500 mm long, and flange-type parts ranging to 120 mm in diameter and 70 mm long. The turning machine can also be equipped with an external loading gantry.