Hwacheon’s Hi-Tech 750A YMC Precisely Turns Large Parts
IMTS Spark: Hwacheon’s newly introduced Hi-Tech 750A YMC is designed to machine high-precision, heavy-duty parts.
Hwacheon’s newly introduced Hi-Tech 750A YMC is designed to machine high-precision, heavy-duty parts. The machine’s extensive range of specifications can benefit industries from heavy transport, construction and agriculture, to oil and energy.
The turning center was designed to easily handle large parts, so whether users are machining hefty oil and gas parts or sizable heavy transport components, it is said to maintain precision and accuracy throughout the entire machining process. The accuracy is enabled by a high-torque, built-in, gear-driven spindle that can reach 1,800 rpm. The gear-driven spindle not only reduces machining time, it also enhances productivity when combined with the machine’s y-axis and live tooling functions.
While the Hi-Tech 750A YMC is equipped with an 18" chuck, the Hi-Tech 750 B series comes with a 21" chuck. Both the A and B series can handle chucks as large as 24", with maximum cutting lengths ranging to 4,250 mm and a maximum cutting diameter of 760 mm. Other features of the Hi-Tech 750A YMC include a wide door window for better visibility when machining large parts, rigid built-in tailstock, wide disc turret and milling function.
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