Turning/Milling Machine with 2 Toolholders

DMG has added a machine to its series of turning/milling centers: the CTX gamma 2000 TC with a B axis and high speed 12-station turret, two-channel control and the multi-channel programming system, ShopTurn 3G. The design permits four-axis machining on one spindle or parallel machining on the main and counter-spindle, plus a range of additional manufacturing options.

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DMG has added a machine to its series of turning/milling centers: the CTX gamma 2000 TC with a B axis and high speed 12-station turret, two-channel control and the multi-channel programming system, ShopTurn 3G.

The design permits four-axis machining on one spindle or parallel machining on the main and counter-spindle, plus a range of additional manufacturing options.

A turret head steady rest can be used to support shaft parts with diameters as large as 5.9”. Center points can be fitted into the counterspindle or directly used from the turret. Equipment such as a pick-up device for storing finished parts and an insertion aid for difficult-to-feed workpieces are possible. As a result of the large machining compartment, the components can remain on the turret and be swiveled in when necessary. Both toolholders operate independently of one another and are unrestricted in their movements. This makes it possible to meet a variety of different workpiece ranges, the company says.

The company estimates that the flexibility of the CTX gamma 2000 TC in the V10 extension range has been increased by as much as 70 percent compared with the B-axis-only version. The multi-channel Siemens 840D Solutionline control, specifically the integrated ShopTurn 3G software for MultiChannel programming, gives the user the choice of DIN or WOP programming, allowing the most demanding contour programs to be generated in dialogue.

The control offers graphical 3D shopfloor programming directly on the machine, with process simulation and cycles via the ShopTurn 3G user interface, which is the same for the B axis and the turret. It also offers time optimized programming of milling contours and integration of customer cycles, externally generated program modules and additional technologies via DIN code. It is even possible to flexibly combine ShopTurn cycles with DIN functionality.