EMAG has introduced a multi-functional machining centre for drive components.
The VLC 500 MT is designed for complex machining operations requiring a high degree of precision-turning, milling and drilling housings, planetary gear carriers and ring gears in cast iron and steel.
It features a turret with 12 turning tools, a milling spindle with tool changer for 32 tools, integrated automation using a pick-up spindle, and a measuring station located outside the machining area. It also includes an automatic turnover station to accommodate machining of the second side of the component and to simplify workhandling.
An advantage of the VLC 500 MT lies in the fact that its automation system forms an integral part of the machine, as the pick-up spindle of the VLC 500 MT ensures the machine loads and unloads itself, thus it is unnecessary to invest in additional automation components such as a gantry loader. Every workpiece is also quality-checked on the integrated measuring station to guarantee 100 per cent quality assurance, confirming the accuracy of EMAG’s VLC 500 MT machining centre.