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Modular Multi-Spindle Machine with Two Work Areas for Vertical CNC Turning

Modular Multi-Spindle Machine with Two Work Areas for Vertical CNC Turning
Modular Multi-Spindle Machine with Two Work Areas for Vertical CNC Turning
Modular Multi-Spindle Machine with Two Work Areas for Vertical CNC Turning

The VL 3 DUO turning machines combine the technological developments of recent years, including pick-up automation and the TrackMotion automation system, to the modular basic design of the cnc machine – and creates an extremely efficient production system offering maximum productivity with minimal space requirements.

Like every EMAG modular turning machine, the VL 3 DUO multi-spindle machines are equipped with its own parts storage unit and a pick-up spindle for each work area.
The work areas are mirror images of each other, but each has their own working spindle. With output of up to 18.1 kW and torque up to 142 Nm, these spindles have the power for fast and precise cnc machining. Each work area features a tool turret with 12 tool positions, which can be loaded with driven tools as well as non-rotating lathe tools.

TrackMotion – Modern Parts Management in the Production Process

The EMAG TrackMotion automation system is an option on any VL 3 DUO turning lathe. This automation system consists of three central components: the track, the TransLift NC gripper moving along the track, and the storage unit for raw parts. The entire system is very compact and runs directly behind the work areas of the VL 3 DUO multi spindle machine. With the TrackMotion system, the individual workpiece is always the main focus. During each transport operation, only one workpiece is moved, which provides essential advantages for parts management. The increased mobility of the TransLift, including a Z-axis, makes it possible to use stacker pallets on the parts storage unit, allowing the stacking of raw and finished parts in a very small space. The TransLift unit also functions as the turnover station between the two machining operations. The TrackMotion automation system  offers everything required for compact manufacturing on the VL 3 DUO turning machine: a spacious parts storage unit for up to 400 parts, as well as quick, and flexible parts transportation system between the separate machining stations.

Highlights of VL 3 DUO Multi-Spindle Machines:

  • Two separate work areas for OP 10 and OP 20. Each work area is equipped with a high-performance pick-up spindle and a turret with up to 12 tool positions.
  • The TrackMotion automation system doesn't just rapidly transport parts between the parts storage unit and the work areas, but also flips the parts over between OP 10 and OP 20
  • The compact layout ensures maximum productivity in a very small footprint. The machine design also allows for easy access to all work areas, which minimizes set up times.

Technical Data

Workpiece diameter, max. mm
in 
150 
Chuck diameter, max. mm
in 
210 
8.5 
Workpiece length, max. mm
in 
110 
4.5 
X-axis travel mm
in 
505 
20 
Z-axis travel mm
in 
250 
10 
Y-axis travel (optional) mm
in 
± 30 
± 1 
Main spindle, Quantity  
Main spindle: Power rating at 40 % / 100 % duty cycle kW
hp 
18 / 14 
24.5 / 18.5 
Main spindle: Torque at 40 % / 100 % duty cycle Nm
ft-lb 
77 / 59 
57 / 43.5 
Main spindle: Speed, max. 1/min
rpm 
5,200 
5,200 
Main spindle: Spindle flange in accordance with DIN 55026 Size 
Main spindle: Spindle bearing diameter, front mm
in 
100 
Turret, Quantity  
Turret tool stations, Qty   12 
Rapid-traverse rate X / Y / Z m/min
ipm 
60 / 30 / 30 
2,362.5 / 1,181.5 / 1,181.5 

Advantages

  • Compact design of multi-spindle machine 
  • Ideal for high-volume production
  • OP 10 and OP 20 on a multi-spindle machine
  • 12-post tool turret by EMAG
  • Easy implementation of production line systems with other EMAG machines
  • Fully compatible with TrackMotion automation system
  • Ideal for gear parts production
  • Compact gearwheel production in combination with VL 4 H and VLC 200 GT

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