Tag Archive for Lathes

Haas – The Old Ways

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Engineers love new ideas and new ways of doing things. But they love old ones, too: those uncelebrated, under-appreciated manufacturing techniques, for example, on which the modern world depends. Italian company, Termomacchine Srl, uses the latest Haas CNC machine tools to make turnkey heat induction systems for clients around the world. Heat induction is a technique almost as old as the industrial revolution itself. And yet, it’s used in manufacturing everything from silicon chips to airframes for fighter jets.

Innovative Rear End Machining

The Esslingen-based company INDEX will unveil an enhanced version of its already successful MS52 CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe at the EMO Hannover 2011 trade show. With many new and improved functions, the front-opening six-spindle lathe with up to twelve cross-slides in the work area is also setting standards in rear end machining. Its innovative features…

Flexible lightweight maximizes the field of application of milling/turning machines

It is a combination of the proven lathe chuck of the series ROTA-S plus and ROTA-S plus 2.0 with extended guideways, and transforms them into large, light chucks, which are particularly versatile in use. Compared to conventional lathe chucks used for large clamping diameters, the weight with ROTA-S flex drops down to 60%. At an identical…

Even more efficient with eight spindles

The Esslingen multi-spindle specialists supplement the MS22C series by an 8-spindle CNC production automatic lathe MS22C-8. The modular eight-spindle machine built on the multi-spindle modular system can also efficiently machine highly complex workpieces that would have driven the previous multi-spindle machines normally equipped with six spindles to their limits. The INDEX MS22C-8 CNC multi-spindle automatic lathe…

Maximum productivity with optimum flexibility

The INDEX MS40C multi-spindle automatic turning machine is suited for machining up to 40 mm in diameter. Customized configuration with up to 12 CNC cross-slides, Y-axes, synchronous spindles, and further options enables high-productivity machining of bars as well as chucked parts.  The INDEX MS40C is part of the successful MultiLine series that accommodates loading of bars…

Focusing on the replacement of cam-controlled multi-spindle lathes

With the INDEX MS16C of the MultiLine series, the Esslingen multi-spindle specialists present a CNC multi-spindle lathe featuring six spindles for up to 16 mm diameter parts. The six-spindle machine, built from a multi-spindle modular component system, is intended to replace the widely used but costly to set up fast cam-controlled multi-spindle lathes that still dominate…

Two 5-Axis Systems in One Machine

Esslingen-based machine manufacturer INDEX has combined two complete 5-axis machining systems in its R300 turning/milling center. In two independent sub-systems, one motorized milling spindle and one assigned work spindle are able to completely machine complex parts, in particular short bars and chuck parts with clamping device diameters up to 315 mm, simultaneously, providing extreme productivity…

Universal Turning in a New Dimension

With the IT600, the INDEX Group opens a new chapter in universal turning. Through the use of field-proven components, the flexible IT600 is designed to manufacture medium and small lot sizes up to batch size 1 of mold making, tooling and prototyping considerably faster and more economically than with conventional universal lathes. By the innovative…