Center-drive machine for high-productivity four-axis end machining of shafts
When it comes to end machining shafts, the machines in the VT series with center drive are the ideal manufacturing systems. The four-axis machining offered by the VT machines guarantees highly efficient processes, while clamping the shafts in the center drive of the center-drive machine enables excellent positional tolerance and roundness values.
VT series ideal for shaft machining
The machines in the VT series are an interesting proposition for shafts manufactured in medium to high volumes. This includes transmission shafts, rotor shafts, pump shafts, engine shafts and many more. The VT machines – specifically the center-drive machines – can handle shafts with lengths of up to 540 mm and diameters of up to 80 mm.
The large machining area offered by the VT machine as well as the generous travel path of the two vertically attached tool turrets mean that simultaneous machining of the two shaft ends is always possible. For longer workpieces, an additional steady rest can be easily used.
For machining shaft ends, the machines in the VT series can also be equipped with a center drive – as can be seen from the name VTC 200 CD (center drive). The shafts are then also clamped in this center drive. Depending on the workpiece, the shaft is clamped on one or two clamping planes using collets or clamping jaws inside the center drive. Clamping is performed mechanically using springs. The clamp is released hydraulically.
- short cycle times through simultaneous four-axis machining
- high accuracies for concentricity and positional tolerance
- short non-productive times through parallel loading and unloading of the machines
- automatic loading and unloading by means of workpiece grippers in the tool turrets
|Workpiece dia., max.|| mm |
| 80 |
|Workpiece length, max.|| mm |
| 540 |
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