Grinding On Vertical Turning Center

The V160 vertical grinding and machining center incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging. The machine produces precision parts in a single chucking. The system is capable of performing inverted vertical OD and ID-grinding and turning on one platform, saving users through-put time and capital cost while improving cycle times and precision for a wide range of parts, according to the company.

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The V160 vertical grinding and machining center incorporates ID/OD grinding, auto loading and rough machining (hard turning) with automatic in-machine wheel dressing and in-process gauging. The machine produces precision parts in a single chucking. The system is capable of performing inverted vertical OD and ID-grinding and turning on one platform, saving users through-put time and capital cost while improving cycle times and precision for a wide range of parts, according to the company. The self-loading inverted-spindle concept eliminates the need for added automation systems because the moving spindle also acts as a gantry loader.

The machine can be tailored to specific production needs by incorporating different types of grinding operations and combining them with rough machining operations such as turning or boring. According to the company, the open-front design concept contributes to reduced setup times, as well as fast change-overs and tool changes. The machine includes a cast iron bed. The large linear guide ways and stiff spindle design promote thermostability and long-term accuracy. The chucking capacity is 160 to 200 mm. For OD grinding, a flexible grinding spindle accepts grinding wheels with a diameter as large as 400 mm. It is driven by a programmable, cooled motor spindle with up to 6,000 rpm and a maximum of 15 kW.