Aerospace Shop Purchases World’s Largest Face Driver
LMC Workholding (Logansport, Indiana) recently installed the world’s largest Neidlein face driver at TST Inc. in Ontario, California. The specialty FSB 85 face driver, which weighs more than 20,000 pounds and measures 40 inches in diameter and 10 inches long, will be used to machine bar stock into billets for aerospace and defense applications.
Face Driver Cuts Large-Sized Workpieces
The Neidlein FSB 75 face driver from LMC Workholding is used to efficiently cut large-sized workpieces. The face driver is able to make heavy cuts on large barstock and forged workpieces up to 12 ft. long, 28″ in diameter and weighing as much as 13,000 lbs.
Face Drivers Cut Change-Over Time
In various applications, mechanical face drivers provide the flexibility to lower cycle times. Capable of being used to turn both small and large parts, they permit heavy and interrupted cuts.
A New Face To Parts Chucking
Mechanical face drivers offer an alternative to other types of traditional chucking methods. Using mechanical face drivers for turning applications often provides increased flexibility and lower cycle times. Face drivers turn both very small and very large workpieces, and they also allow interrupted and heavy cuts. The major benefit of a face driver is that it allows the workpiece to be completely turned from one end to the other in one operation.