How can demanding automotive components be manufactured even more efficiently, and what role does the digitalization of production play? The EMAG Group will be answering these questions, and more September 18 – 22 at this year’s AMB exhibition in Stuttgart.
View inside the machining area: The two pick-up working spindles double the output quantities.
The machinery manufacturers will be showing several high-performance solutions in action—including the twin-spindle pick-up turning center VL 1 TWIN for the production of gears, cams, sleeves and much more. It has two main spindles allowing it to simultaneously machine two components. This results in a substantial increase in output quantities and lower unit costs. EMAG will also be focusing on the progressive digitalization of production technology. The specialists will introduce enhanced software solutions that allow for targeted monitoring and analysis of production. Visitors will be able to test these web applications in a dedicated area. The same applies to a new service app: It works with all EMAG machines and makes it easier to contact the EMAG Service department in the event of technical problems or for spare parts inquiries.
With its many qualities, the VL 1 TWIN for components of up to 75 millimeters in diameter effectively sets the tone for the appearance at the trade fair. As is generally the case at EMAG, this machine also focuses on dynamics, precision and process reliability . On the VL 1 TWIN, this is achieved by two pick-up working spindles (9.9 kW/136 Nm at 40% duty cycle) that are able to pick up two identical workpieces from the conveyor belt, transport them into the machining area and machine them simultaneously – doubling output quantities.. An important factor is that the diameter and length (X/Z directions) of the two components can be corrected independently of each other, since the movement of the headstocks is entirely autonomous. The linear motor in the X-axis combined with the direct distance measuring system (linear scale) deliver greater dynamics, repeatability and long-term accuracy in the simultaneous sequence. The solid machine base is made out of Mineralit® polymer concrete and contains size 45 recirculating roller guide rails for the required stability during the turning process. “In addition, with the help of EMAG’s TrackMotion automation system, we’re able to link several VL 1 TWIN machines or implement the machine in multi-technology production lines,” explains Björn Svatek, the Sales & Marketing Director for Modular Solutions at EMAG. “This makes it possible to manufacture complete cam parts, planetary or sun gears, sleeves or roller bearing rings with high process reliability.”
Source: machining news.