Machining Truck Wheel Hubs
The manufacturing line features short distances, a carefully engineered automation system, and easy parts handling.
Operations of the manufacturing line:
OP 10 I VL 8 – Soft turning
In the first operation, the outer and inner contours of the wheel hub are turned. The side is rough- and finish-machined in a clamping operation.
OP 20 I VL 8 – Soft turning
After the part is flipped around, the second side is machined. With a driven tool turret, the holes for the bolts could also be drilled here.
OP 30 I VL 8 – Finish machining
Afterwards, the component is finish-machined and the grooves are milled. Here a driven tool turret is used to cut the thread in the holes.
TrackMotion is an automation solution that combines the traditional setup of conveyor belts, pick-and-place units, and turn-overs into a single system. For this, the “TransLift” gripper system is equipped with a Z-axis and B-axis, which provides a lift of up to 650 mm and makes it possible to turn the parts around completely.