Designed for reliability and ease of use, Toyoda's Inverted vertical turning center features a traveling inverted spindle that allows direct part pickup to aid in chip management. According to the company, the machine is flexible enough to be used as a stand-alone machine or as part of a production line.
In addition to standard inverted-spindle turning with built-in automation, fixed-spindle and live turret tooling is available. The spindles are thermo-stabilized and equipped with a hydraulic breaking system for sturdiness and an encoder for positioning. For vibration damping and rigidity, the machine is built with a mono-block polymerized concrete-filled, steel fabrication base. It is available in several models and speeds to accommodate various part sizes and materials.
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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.