Inverted Vertical Turning Evolves


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Like most classes of machine tools, inverted vertical turning has evolved since its original design, adding numerous machining capabilities for multitasking. The traditional inverted vertical machines designed in the early 1980s were basically horizontal turning centers configured in a vertical orientation. Now, these machines can self-load, include presettable tooling, and can perform hard turning, grinding and gaging, just to name a few options.

For example, Index Corp.’s V160 model has an open front that gives accessibility for quick setup and change-over for an operator, according to “The Upside of Vertical Turning.” This design significantly reduces setup time and results in lower production cost.

Deep-hole drilling, eccentric machining and polygon turning are other operations that can be performed using the inverted vertical base. For a system linking several machines in a product line, many different setup configurations are possible.

For more information about the evolution of inverted vertical turning, read “The Upside of Vertical Turning.”

To read about an inverted vertical machine that is customized for hard turning, visit “Hard Turning with Inverted Vertical Turning Centers.”



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