The New Generation of Multispindles

The MS32P is a CNC-controlled multispindle machine with a 32 mm/1¼" diameter capacity from the Multiline series. A programmable C axis and Y axis have been added. A quick-change tooling system and free chip fall, as well as a highly precise spindle drum locking via a Hirth coupling system are also part of this machi

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The MS32P is a CNC-controlled multispindle machine with a 32 mm/1¼" diameter capacity from the Multiline series. A programmable C axis and Y axis have been added. A quick-change tooling system and free chip fall, as well as a highly precise spindle drum locking via a Hirth coupling system are also part of this machine. New and innovative characteristics such as ballscrew axis drives, the use of the CNC control C200-4D and the idea of the building block system are also integrated. The machines of the MS 32 series are available in three versions: MS 32 B (basic, single carrier version), MS 32 P (quill version), and MS 32 G (opposed drum version). The MS 32 B version can be equipped with up to ten tool carriers, eight of which can have two-axis contour control. The MS 32 G and MS 32 P accommodate up to 17 tool carriers; both X axis and Z axis are CNC controlled. Additionally, four of these tool carriers have the optional Y axis. The building block system allows workpiece specific equipment configuration, where only those tool carriers are chosen that are necessary and axis drives are used only on those tools that need to be contour controlled. On the MS 32 G version, opposite to the spindle drum with the six main spindles, a second drum is mounted with an additional six spindles for backworking operations. The two spindle drums can be operated independently or together. All motor spindles are individually driven and have a drive power of 4 kW (at 100 percent duty cycle) or 5.7 hp at 60 min. duty rating and a torque of 31 Nm (at 25 percent duty cycle) or 22 foot-pounds at 15 min. duty rating. Their maximum speed is 6,300 rpm. The parts are machined simultaneously on the main and counterspindle, making it possible to produce complex parts with extensive machining on the cut-off side in one operation at very high production rates using mainly standard tools. The machines are equipped with software for multi spindle automatics and the C200-4D control (which is based on Sinumerik 840 D), making programming simple and user-friendly. The software takes care of the synchronization of individual movements.

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