Quad-Spindle Indexing System

Hardinge’s new 5C2 quad-spindle indexing system works for small to medium-size parts of all shapes. The company reports that each spindle can handle a 50-lb part with an axial thrust of up to 1000 lb.

Hardinge’s new 5C2 quad-spindle indexing system works for small to medium-size parts of all shapes. The company reports that each spindle can handle a 50-lb part with an axial thrust of up to 1000 lb. The unit is designed with curved front castings and extended noses to provide spindle clearance and optimum tool access. The threaded-nose spindles will accept collets, step chucks, expanding collets, manual chucks and fixture plates for gripping round, square, hex and odd-shaped parts. The unit sits on a compact base plate and is compatible with Bridgeport and most other brands of vertical machining centers and knee mills.