LOGIN
Click ME to close the menu.

Log In to MTD Channels to access your customer cockpit and see content more relevent to you.

VL 8 DUO line – interlinked CNC Turning Centers for the Production of Large Components

VL 8 DUO line – interlinked CNC Turning Centers for the Production of Large Components
VL 8 DUO line – interlinked CNC Turning Centers for the Production of Large Components

The TrackMotion automation system interlinks two VL 8 CNC turning centers creating the  VL 8 DUO line, a high-productivity manufacturing system for the production of large chucked parts up to 400 mm in diameter. Pick-up automation in both machines results in short non-productive times and minimal staffing requirements.

VL 8 CNC turning centers allow the automated and productive manufacturing of large and heavy components up to 400 mm in diameter. The machines are equipped with a FANUC or Siemens control unit. In the DUO line, both the machining area and all service units of the machines are easily accessible, which allows fast tooling times and short service times. All these factors contribute to the high availability of the VL 8 machine. Each VL 8 CNC turning center is equipped with a pick-up automation system. The automation system consists of a part storage unit and a pick-up spindle. This integrated automation system in the CNC turning centers allows for the use of the TrackMotion automation system, which provides the parts transport between the machines, or between the integrated part storage units of the machines. 

The TransLift is the CNC lifting and flip-over carriage of the TrackMotion automation system. It eliminates the need for any additional automation components and contributes to the small footprint of the entire system, consisting of the two machines, the TrackMotion automation system, and an extra part storage unit for blanks and finished parts. The high processing quality of the individual CNC turning centers in combination with the fast automation system makes the VL 8 DUO line an ideal manufacturing system for large chucked parts up to 400 mm in diameter. 
 

Technical Data

Chuck diameter, max. mm
in 
500 
19.5 
X-axis travel mm
in 
995 
39 
Z-axis travel mm
in 
580 
23 
Y-axis travel (optional) mm
in 
± 30 
± 1 
Main spindle: Power rating at 40 % / 100 % duty cycle kW
hp 
44 / 34.5 
59 / 46.5 
Main spindle: Torque at 40 % / 100 % duty cycle Nm
ft-lb 
775 / 600 
571.5 / 442.5 
Main spindle: Speed, max. 1/min
rpm 
2,850 
2,850 
TrackMotion: Workpiece weight (gripper), max. kg
lb 
60 
132.5 
TrackMotion: Horizontal travel speed m/min
ipm 
150 
5,906.5 
TrackMotion: Vertical travel speed m/min
ipm 
25 
984.5 
TrackMotion: Stroke in Z (TransLift) mm
in 
650 
25.5 

 

Advantages

  • Modular, compact design of CNC turning centers and automation system
  • VL 8 Vertical turning centers with pick-up spindle and part storage unit
  • TrackMotion automation system for optimum parts flow between the two machines
  • Modular CNC turning centers equipped with an optional measuring system 
  • Part storage unit for up to 400 blanks
  • Operation with minimal staff for manufacturing system and single machines
  • Machining area of CNC turning center and automation system are easily accessible
  • Service units of CNC turning centers are accessible at any time
  • CNC turning centers can also be used as single machines
  • Machine with FANUC or Siemens control unit

ALSO ON MTD CHANNELS...

  • TV
  • NEWS
  • USER STORIES
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • EX DEMO
  • USED
  • NEW TECHNOLOGY
Building Location