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Enshu's WE30V Includes Device for Automatic Part Transfer

IMTS Spark: Enshu USA introduces WE30V vertical machining center with an integrated E-Loader, a built-in automatic part transfer device.
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WE30V E-Loader

Enshu USA introduces the WE30V vertical machining center with integrated E-Loader, a built-in automatic part transfer device. The WE30V E-Loader is designed to be a self-contained solution that offers space savings, cost effectiveness and ease of operation.

The rack-and-pinion-driven E-Loader uses a pneumatically actuated tapered drive pin to engage and drive the part loader along the VMC’s X-axis motion. Located to the right and left of the full X-axis stroke are pick-and-place platforms to transfer parts to other machines. The part load/unload mechanism is equipped with twin arms for efficient part handling and reduced idle time. The end-of-arm tooling can be custom-designed, and has a maximum part weight capacity of 22 lbs per arm.

The WE30V is a BT30-taper VMC with a 12,000-rpm, 7.5-hp direct-drive spindle; rapid traverse rates of 1,968 ipm; and a 21-tool magazine. The table size is 25.6" × 15.7" with a weight capacity of 771 lbs. The machine features a FANUC 0iMF control. A 200-mm column riser eliminates tooling interference said to be typical when retrofitting a trunnion-style five-axis table.

The machine is designed for high-volume, low-mix production environments. Applications include firearm components, medical components and manifold-like workpieces found in automotive and hydraulic/pneumatic industries.

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