9/29/2008 | 1 MINUTE READ

Multi-Spindle Machine Undergoes Changes

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The Davenport HP multi-spindle machine rolls out its fourth major product enhancement to meet the evolving demands in high-speed machining. For easier interaction, the Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) has been mounted on a waist-high pendant system that allows the operator to use the interface at the front, end or back of the machine. The upgraded sound enclosure has more windows to increase visibility of the machine while it is running.

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The Davenport HP multi-spindle machine rolls out its fourth major product enhancement to meet the evolving demands in high-speed machining.

For easier interaction, the Man-Machine-Interface (MMI) has been mounted on a waist-high pendant system that allows the operator to use the interface at the front, end or back of the machine. The upgraded sound enclosure has more windows to increase visibility of the machine while it is running. All lube and air gages are now located outside of the machine enclosure to increase visibility when monitoring these systems. The controls for the machine have been mounted to the side allowing for the ability to be moved as one unit, thus reducing the amount of time required to power up the machine once it has been moved.

All controls and pumps have been moved off the floor. The coolant pump, mounted to the machine pan is tucked under the stock reel cover to enable storage of stock. The lube pumps are now located at a more serviceable height for easier filling and maintenance. A drip pan has been added below the pumps to catch any spills while filling the tanks.

Emergency stops are now located at multiple locations around the machine to assist the operators, maintenance, and setup personnel in removing output power (both electrical and pneumatic) while working on the machine. The pneumatics package has been updated to include improved filtering and control through individually adjustable regulated valves. Improved coolant filtering reduces the cleaning frequency of the filter screens.

 

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