Self-Contained Manufacturing Cell

The Quest LMC42 from Hardinge Inc. is a self-contained manufacturing cell with four cutting zones that perform several machining operations. Selecting the desired configurations will allow the user to run one-piece lots, high-volume production and transference of bars or slugs for completing parts in one setup.

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The Quest LMC42 from Hardinge Inc. is a self-contained manufacturing cell with four cutting zones that perform several machining operations. Selecting the desired configurations will allow the user to run one-piece lots, high-volume production and transference of bars or slugs for completing parts in one setup. Intended for both job shops and OEMs, the unit makes advancements in the implementation of lean principles in the manufacturing process, enabling the operator to run only what is required, when it is required, according to the company.

Zone 1 includes a fixed headstock; Zone 2 is a chucking spindle that can be used for primary and secondary operations; Zone 3 can be equipped with either a turret, a high-density tool plate or a blank mounting surface; and Zone 4 uses quick-change modular tooling that is automatically loaded by the ATC arm.

Advanced tool designs and Finite Element Analysis techniques were used to develop the structurally-balanced machine. The cast iron base is filled with Harcrete polymer composite for thermal stability and dynamic stiffness.

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