VMCs Promote Cell Manufacturing

The newest members of the GX-Series of Hardinge VMCs are designed and built for a production environment. The machine can overlap one another to better use valuable floor space and to promote cell manufacturing.

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The newest members of the GX-Series of Hardinge VMCs are designed and built for a production environment. The machine can overlap one another to better use valuable floor space and to promote cell manufacturing. The design provides service and operator interface to only the front or back of the machines. This design allows the machines to be stacked in a line side by side since there is no need to access the sides of the machines.

A feature of this machine is the spindle torque and horsepower compared with other small footprint machines. With 20 horsepower and 99 foot-pounds of torque, the GX300 and 510 is able to provide a solution for the aerospace, medical, defense, 3C, automotive and other industries requiring high-value, complex parts from difficult to machine materials, the company says.

The machines include heavy duty linear roller guideways; high acceleration rates of the spindles and axes required for high production; swing arm ATC required for high production; and this machine is designed to support single-piece flow and/or automated parts handling.

The machines come standard with a Fanuc I Series OiMC control, and the ATC is magazine-capacity 20 tools.