INDEX Corporation

14700 N Pointe Boulevard

Noblesville, IN 46060 US

A Message from INDEX Corporation

Company Profile

The INDEX Group is one of the leading precision CNC turning machine manufacturers worldwide.

INDEX TRAUB:  World Leaders in Precision Turning Technology

The INDEX MultiLine combines the benefits of traditional high production multispindle automatics with the benefits of modern CNC technology.

INDEX TRAUB:  World Leaders in Precision Turning Technology

The new 65mm R200 Turning/ Milling Center produces precision workpieces nearly twice as fast as any conventional turn-mill.

INDEX TRAUB:  World Leaders in Precision Turning Technology

Quick and precise with a huge tool capacity: The surprisingly affordable TRAUB TNL18 is a sliding headstock automatic and a CNC single-spindle bar automatic in one.Changing over in only minutes, the TNL18 can put 3 tools in the cut at once, features a quick-positioning top tool turret with a larger tool capacity than any gang carrier--up to 24 tools--and chip-to-chip time of 0.3 sec.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Index Traub TNA400

Precision Turning, Industry 4.0 Dominate German Open House
The Index Group recently showed off its newest turning, mill-turn and multi-spindle machines in Germany, showcasing the company's hands-on manufacturing process.

Index G420

Index's G420 Turn-Mill Designed with Ergonomics in Mind
Index’s G420 turn-mill features two identical 3,500-rpm spindles with 315-mm (400-mm optional) chucks as well as a five-axis milling spindle.

Index Hires 15 in Response to Growth in North America
Several of the hires are for newly created positions. 

Index G220

Turn-Mill Center with Five-Axis Milling Spindle
From the IMTS Technology e-Newsletter (Sponsored)

Index iXword home screen

Index Announces Suite of Online Support Tools
Index announces its online portal iXworld, which debuts at IMTS 2018 and launches in early 2019.

Index Traub MS40-8

Multi-Spindle Lathe Completes Complex Parts at High Volumes
IMTS 2018: Index’s MS40-8 multi-spindle automatic lathe with eight CNC spindles has been designed for high-volume precision work in the automotive, fastener, connector and aerospace industries.

Index Traub TNL20

Swiss Turning Center with Automation Options, Four Tools in the Cut
From the IMTS Technology e-Newsletter (Sponsored)

Index bar loader

Bar Loader Reduces Cycle Times, Increases Turning Quality
IMTS 2018: Index introduces its bar loader to pair with its multi-spindle machines for increased turning quality.

Index Announces New Distributors
Sales territories are being realigned as four new distributors and the extension of one longtime distributor partnership bring greater service to U.S. Index and Traub customers. 

machine tool collage

July 2017 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Turning
This month’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight focuses on a variety of lathes and turning equipment.

Traub TNL20

Turning Center Features Built-In Robot Cell
Traub, a brand of the Index Group, has introduced the Traub TNL20 sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe adding improvements in productivity, precision and automation.

Catch Up on PMTS 2017’s Live Demonstrations with This Video Playlist
Covering workholding, Swiss-type turning, multitasking machines and more, the seven talks in the YouTube playlist are a good recap of the latest in production machining technology.

Index PMTS

Redesigned Turn-Mill Fits More Performance in Same Footprint
PMTS 2017: Index will demonstrate its G200 turn-mill, a compact machine offering as much as 30 percent greater productivity than its predecessor in the same footprint.

Index Traub ABC

Automatic Lathe Comes “Industry 4.0-Ready”
The new generation of Index’s ABC automatic lathe is designed for turning simple to moderately complex parts in cycle times as much as 15 percent faster than the previous generation, with rapid spindle acceleration (8 G), shorter spindle ramp-up times, higher rapid traverse rates and quick chip-to-chip times.

machining a bevel gear

Hobbing Bevel Gears on a Turn-Mill Center
After deciding to manufacture bevel gears for its own purposes in-house, Index developed a “gear hobbing package” that transforms its R200 and R300 turn-mill centers into gear cutting machines.

Investing in Tech Is a Strategy, Figuring ROI Is a Strategic Tool
This short article by Jeff Reinert, president of Index Corp., outlines the multi-step process for justifying an investment in the latest CNC machining technology. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) is a useful step in this process, but only one of the factors a manufacturer must consider in the decision to buy a new machine. Read the article here.

Traub TNK42 lathe

Automatic Lathe Promotes High Production Rates
Developed for high-production turning, the 42-mm TNK42 fixed-headstock automatic lathe from Traub produces complex workpieces in large and medium volumes ranging to 250-mm long.

Automotive Industry is Booming in Germany
Before heading off to Esslingen, Germany (near Stuttgart) to help Index celebrate its 100th anniversary, my publisher told me that the area is “the Detroit of Germany.” I soon found that to be an apt description as a large number of shops I visited were heavily vested in automotive manufacturing. What’s even more noteworthy is that business was booming.

Index/Traub Celebrate Anniversary with German Open House
The event highlighted new machines at three Germany facilities.

Nate Price, lead programmer at TFT

Control Package Helps Speed Production
After cutting precision parts in one third of the original time, Task Force Tips was able to justify its initial investment in an Index automatic production lathe fitted with a Siemens control package.

Index Traub TNL 18

Flexible Swiss Turning with B Axis
Index’s Traub TNL18 sliding-/fixed-headstock automatic lathe is equipped with seven linear axes and an additional B-axis on the upper tool turret.

Product Categories of INDEX Corporation

Automated System & Cells for Material Removal
CNC Multi-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
CNC Single-Spindle Screw Machines - New Equipment
CNC Swiss Screw Machines - New Equipment
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Software (Sold Independent of Hardware)
Toolholders
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Inverted Vertical, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers

Trade Names

C Series
Eight-Spindle CNC Bar Machine
Eight-Spindle CNC Chucker
G Series
INDEX
iXcenter
iXworld
MS Series
R Series
Single-Spindle CNC Automatic
Single-Spindle CNC Bar Machine
Six-Spindle CNC Bar Machine
Six-Spindle CNC Chucker
Small Turning Center
TNL
TNX
TRAUB
Virtual Machine
WinFlex