2/14/2014

More Functionality with Vertical Turning

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Continuing developments in vertical turning technology, such as expanding multitasking functionality, have further increased these machines' relevance.

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More is better. It’s not always the case, I suppose, but it’s still a concept that seems to hold up more often than not. Few shops would complain about the ability to get their machines to do more. This goal has brought multitasking machines to the forefront, reducing setups and part handling and providing faster throughput.

Such is the case in vertical turning as well. It is widely accepted that the concept of vertical turning originated with the idea of capitalizing on the effects of gravity in holding large workpieces. Further developments in the technology through time, though, have added other capabilities, such as multitasking functionality, that have further increased the machines’ relevance. Check out “Repeatability with Heavy-Duty Vertical Turning” for a look into a VTL designed for machining large, heavy, challenging parts, including those used in aerospace and power generation industries.

Vertical turning centers that use the main spindle to load and unload themselves are finding increasing acceptance as multitasking capabilities make them efficient processing centers for producing chucked parts. “The Upside of Vertical Turning” examines the inverted vertical turning center and looks at how this technology has evolved.

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