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TW Ward announce Hankook will be turning on the style at EMO

TW Ward announce Hankook will be turning on the style at EMO

Added to MTDCNC by TW Ward CNC Machinery Ltd on 24 July 2013

T W Ward CNC Machinery (Ward CNC), the exclusive UK distributor for Hankook, says two machines will be representing the Korean machine tool builder at EMO: the VTC-250E vertical boring and turning machine; and the Hanturn BB-550 flat bed Oil Country CNC lathe.

Featuring C axis indexing in 0.001deg increments and ram- and turret-type driven tools, the VTC-250E VTL has table/chuck, swing and turning diameters of 2,500 mm, 3,000 mm and 3,000 mm, respectively, plus a maximum turning height of 2,000 mm and a vertical crossrail travel of 1,000 mm.

Combined with a table that can accommodate workpieces weighing 15,000 kgs, plus a 2,500 mm four-jaw manual chuck, the machine is suitable for a wide range of components across a variety of industries, as recent sales by Ward CNC testify.

With the automatic toolchanger accommodating 12 turning and 12 milling tools, the VTC-250E is powered by a main spindle motor of 60/75 kW and a driven tools motor of 22/26 kW. It is controlled by Fanuc 32i-A CNC with Manual-Guide-i functionality, and has Fanuc digital AC spindle and servo drives and motors.

Alongside the VTL will be the Hanturn BB-550 two-axis CNC lathe, a machine that is consistently proving very popular for oil and gas applications, for example. This has a standard main chuck of 1,000 mm diameter, a 550 mm bar capacity and a swing over the bed and carriage of 1,100 mm and 600 mm, respectively.

With a maximum of 1,000 mm in both turning diameter and length, the six-tool station BB-550 also features a 37/45 kW main motor. Rapid traverse rates X and Z are 4 and 6 m/min, respectively, and corresponding axes travels are 670 and 1,100 mm.

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