Able to provide 47 Nm of torque for effective cutting cycles, the 450 P3 from Hardinge-Bridgeport features a cast iron base with a cast iron column, along with XYZ axis travels of 450 mm × 350 mm × 380 mm. The worktable measures 600 mm × 320 mm; it can accommodate loads as heavy as 200 Kg.
The carousel unit can hold as many as 12 tools with 40 taper and diameters as large as 76 mm. The machine package also includes a chip conveyor.
Editor PickNew Workholding Setup, Machining Orientation Enable Lights-Out Production
For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.