Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER PRECISION™ and precision CNC Lathes, Milling Machines, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 70% of the 2009 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. The Company has manufacturing operations in Switzerland, Taiwan, the United States, China, and the United Kingdom. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com
Hardinge Inc. Acquires Forkardt Operations
The acquisition will reinforce leadership position as designer and manufacturer of workholding solutions for machine tools.
Hardinge SUPER-PRECISION Gang-Tool Turning Center is Designed for Medical Manufacturing
Gang-Tool Turning Center is Designed for Medical Manufacturing
Collet Systems for CNC Lathes
The company will showcase its FlexC vulcanized collet systems, which are designed as a substitute for three-jaw chucks for use with CNC lathes.
Turning, Grinding and Workholding for High-Precision Manufacturing
Hardinge offers two CNC turning centers and a Kellenberger Kel-Vista grinder, along with a presentation of workholding and rotary products.
Merging Turning and Automation
Hardinge Inc. recently demonstrated automated production of hydraulic spool valve housings on its T51 MSY SP Super-Precision turning center.
Hardinge Supports Pharmaceutical Market with Capsule Collets
Hardinge has been producing capsule collets for the leading capsule manufacturers in sizes of #00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Four CNC Turning Centers for Small- to Medium-Sized Workpieces
Hardinge has added four turning centers in its GS series: the GS 42MS, GS 51MS, GS 150MS and GS 200MS.
What tooling do a multi-spindle automatic, a CNC lathe and a vertical machining center have in common?
The company originally known as Hardinge Brothers was founded in 1890 by Canadians, Henry and Franklin Hardinge.
Workholding Products for Small to Medium Parts Machining
Hardinge will display its workholding products for gripping parts to be turned, milled, ground, welded, assembled or positioned in the small-to-medium parts machining industry at IMTS 2012.
Hardinge Appoints Chairman of the Board
Hardinge Inc.’s board of directors has elected Richard L.
Collets for Swiss Turning
The company offers a quality Swiss-type collet for precision machining of small parts for the medical and aerospace industries.
High Accuracy From Direct-Drive Rotary Technology
Consider direct-drive, high-accuracy rotary tables when applying fourth-axis machining capability on the shop floor.
Turning Center with Automation
Hardinge Inc.’s GS 51 A turning center is an automation machine in addition to the GS 51 machine.
Precision Turning Center for Complex Multitasking
The T‐42 turning center is designed for two-axis high precision machining or complex multitasking operations that require a high level of precision, delicate part handling and parts made complete in a single setup.
Turning Centers for High Precision
Hardinge’s T-42 SUPER-PRECISION turning centers are designed for two-axis high precision machining or complex multitasking operations that require a high level of precision, delicate part handling and parts made complete in a single setup.
June 2010 PM News
News from AME, Hardinge, TE-CO, Methods Machining, Nikon Metrology, Star SU, MSC, SMW Autoblok and more.
Two-Axis, Precision Turning Centers
Hardinge’s T 42 SUPER PRECISION turning centers are a replacement for the previous Conquest 42, Conquest T 42, Quest 42 and RS Precision and SUPER PRECISION machines.
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.
High-Performance 5-Axis VMC
Hardinge’s XR-series of five-axis VMCs is offered in two configurations of precision and high precision to suit manufacturing requirements. This machine is positioned in the top of Bridgeport’s machining center portfolio.
October 2009 News
October 2009 News
Turning Center with Quick Job Change-Over
The Super-Precision Quest CHNC turning center is offered with a 27-mm, 5C collet-ready spindle or a 42-mm, 16C collet-ready spindle. The machine is designed for quick job change-over to meet the increasing demands of the medical, aerospace, defense and computer/electronics industries. This design configuration allows the use of top plates and tooling used on thousands of previous-generation CHNC machine installations.
Turning Center with Collet-Ready Spindle
The RS 51 MSY turning center with live tooling, C axis, Y axis and subspindle offers exceptional vibration control, thermal stability and accuracy, the company says. The turning center has a collet-ready spindle that uses a range of the company’s precision workholding devices and is designed to be hard-turning and hard-milling machine that economically produces complex hardened parts in a single setup. All RS Series models (RS 42, RS 51 and RS 65) feature the Eppinger Self Alignment (ESA) top-plate tooling system, allowing highly accurate tool positioning and directing cutting forces to the machine base, the company says.
Turning Center Categorization
With the number of turning centers on the market, matching a machine with the right capabilities for a shop's needs can affect price and performance. Thsi article looks at three levels of turning center capabilities and how each plays out various application specifications.
Direct Drive Rotary System Reduces Cycle Time
In the early 1990s, Mr. Langlois decided to set up a shop specializing in close-tolerance aerospace parts. A friend of his recommended that he consider a colleted-spindle turning machine and suggested that he look into Hardinge lathes. Mr. Langlois purchased a used Hardinge HNC lathe and began making aircraft landing gear bushings.
Large-Spindle Turning Center
The SR 200 BB (big bore) multitasking turning center from Hardinge offers a Sure-Grip lever type 250-mm (10") three-jaw chuck as standard equipment. The machine can be configured with many multitasking functions including, live tooling. Y-axis, C-axis and subspindle, needed to machine complex small- to medium-sized
Multitasking Turning Centers
The GS 200 MSY and GS 250 MSY multitasking turning centers offer expanded levels of functionality to address complex parts resulting in increased throughput and reduced cycle time in one setup, according to the company. As standard equipment, these machines include dual wound spindle motors with 30 hp on the main spindle and 20 hp on the subspindle; 10-hp live tooling with C axis; Y axis; and spindle orient.
More For Less, And I Want It Now
One way to succeed in today's competitive environment is to seek out partnerships with other industry leaders to mutually leverage each other's technology advances.
Bar Turning Center With Subspindle .
The Elite 27 MS turning center is unlike all machine tools with a 27-mm bar capacity spindle. It comes standard with a jaw chuck/collet-ready spindle, a 16-station turret top plate with live tooling, C-axis contouring and a subspindle. The machine weight of 7,820 lbs, along with the Harcrete-reinforced cast iron base, provides optimum rigidity, stiffness and high damping for exacting part tolerances and finishes, according to the company.
Want To Do Medical Work? Set Up To Perform
This Midwest manufacturer has found its niche in machining parts for the medical industry. Much of its success is attributable to its efficient use of single-spindle CNC turning centers. However, the company prefers to talk about what happens when the tool touches the metal, and let the results speak for themselves.
Chuck And Bar Turning Centers
The SR-Series is a heavy-duty chuck and bar turning center that can be configured with many multitasking capabilities to machine complex small to medium-sized parts complete in one setup. With as much as 25 percent more torque and horsepower and 24 percent more speed than previous Hardinge turning centers, the SR 150 and 200 feature heavy-duty linear roller guides mounted to a Harcrete-reinforced cast iron base. Key attributes of the Hardinge SR-Series machines include spindle horsepower of as much as 30 hp and torque of as much as 270 foot pounds; hard turning and hard milling capability; and a control unit with high-speed milling capability and multi-axis functionality.
Turning, Milling, Grinding And Workholding Guide
- Pamphlet contains the Hardinge product lines, including turning centers, Bridgeport VMCs, Hardinge and Kellenberger grinding machines - Specifications are also listed as well as descriptions and photos of each machine-Workholding and industrial products are featured in the back of the book.
Turning, Grinding And More
- Learn about Hardinge's product lines, including turning, milling, grinding and workholding- Each page of the catalog is dedicated to each of the machines the company offers- Includes machine descriptions and specifications for each.
Turning Center for Small-Parts Machining
The Elite Series II turning centers feature enhanced flexibility and work envelope, the company says. Suited for either small-parts machining (1. 625" or 2.
Two-Axis Turning Centers For Volume And Job Shop Work
The Hardinge SV 150 and SV 200 two-axis machines are made especially for high-volume production and job shop work. Features include a 20-hp spindle drive; pendent-mounted Hardinge/Fanuc-SV color LCD control packed with standard features; user-friendly operator panel; 45" one-piece cast iron base for high rigidity; large work envelope, which enables a larger cutting area; fast rapid traverse rate for increased productivity and decreased cycle time; large coolant capacity with 40 psi coolant pressure and more. Optional features include a fully programmable MT # 4 tailstock; part catcher; chip auger; chip conveyor; tool probe; high pressure coolant; and more.
Tooling Up For Hard Turning
Hard turning isn’t hard to do. However, it does require an understanding of the process dynamics and a systematic approach to the tooling involved. This article looks at how proper preparation will deliver consistent, predictable hard-turning results.
Turning, Milling, Grinding and Workholding Solutions
- Brochure describes Hardinge's turning, milling, grinding and workholding sides of its business, including the various machine lines in each category- Machine photos illustrate each section- The company's innovations are also explained at the end of the booklet .
Product Pocket Guide
-Covers line of the company's turning machines, Kellenbreger and HTT (Hauser, Tripet and Tschudin) grinding machines, Hardinge-Bridgeport machining centers and workholding and industrial products-Mirrors the company's Web site-Provides overview of the company, their customer support services and the features found in its products.
One Lean, Mean, Metalcutting Machine
Increasingly, builders are responding to customer demands for part-processing flexibility and reduced part handling by designing machine tools capable of performing numerous operations within a single platform.
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.
Workholding Products For Swiss Turning
The company offers workholding products for Swiss turning applications, including round guide bushings that are carbide lined to keep the stock clean and unmarked. Hardened steel or Meehanite-lined bushings are available for stock that is not compatible with carbide. Custom guide bushings can be made for D-shaped or other extruded stock shapes and extended-nose headstock and emergency collets feature added nose length for doing pickoff work or to compensate for tooling interference.
Lathes With Two- Or Three-Inch Bar Capacity
The Talent 10/78 lathe features an ANSI A2-8 spindle with a 3" (78-mm) bar capacity and a 10" (254-mm) three-jaw power chuck as standard equipment. The 3,500-rpm spindle drive system offers a power rating of 25 hp (18. 5 kW).
Collet Adaptation Chucks
HCAC collet adaptation chucks offer collet capability to jaw-chuck lathes. Benefits include faster job changeover, higher spindle speeds for reduced cycle times, more work envelope to machine longer workpieces, increased capability with interchangeable style S master pads, exact part length control and improved concentricity. Additionally, centrifugal force is not an issue with these adaptation chucks.
Gang Tool Lathe
According to the company, its new Quest GT27SP super-precision gang tool lathe provides fast cycle times, fast setups and precise machining for profitable, lean manufacturing. This lathe is manufactured with a 5C collet 1 1/16" bar capacity spindle or a 16C 1 5/8" capacity option. An 8,000-rpm high speed spindle is featured on machines equipped with a 5C spindle.
VMC With Control--Hardinge
The company will be displaying its Series II VMC machine with the new Siemens Sinumerik 810D control. The Siemens package, with a 10.4" color TFT display and digital PC front-end, offers high quality CNC with drive motors that are all digitally integrated for smoothness and accuracy, enhancing the machine's performa
Precision Machine Shop Profits From New Six-Axis Swiss-turn CNC Lathes
This Connecticut shop makes precision parts for medical, automotive, telecommunications and aerospace customers. Five years ago, Devon began preparations for the future of precision machining.