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VLC 400 Vertical Turning Machine for the Productive Machining of Large Chucked Parts

VLC 400 Vertical Turning Machine for the Productive Machining of Large Chucked Parts
VLC 400 Vertical Turning Machine for the Productive Machining of Large Chucked Parts

The VLC 400 is a vertical turning machine that offers great versatility for the manufacture of chucked parts thanks to its modular structure and the many technologies to choose from. It allows machining of chucked parts up to 400 mm in diameter.

 

The VLC 400 vertical pick-up turning machine gives the user nearly unlimited equipping options with machining technologies. Whether turning or milling, drilling or grinding – the user has access to the wide technology portfolio of the EMAG Group. This makes it possible to realize even complex manufacturing objectives using one or more machines from the VLC series. The largest machine in the VLC series, the VLC 400 is designed for chucked parts up to 400 mm in diameter. 

The core of the VLC vertical turning machine is a base made from Mineralit® polymer concrete. It ensures low-vibration machining for long tool lifetimes and very high machining quality. High productivity and short chip-to-chip times are the result of the machine's top power combined with the pick-up function of the drive spindle. With this function the machine loads itself, taking parts from the integrated conveyor belt (likewise fully configurable) and feeding them into the machining area. 

The working spindles have an especially high rigidity: Short distances between bearings, high-precision separable bearings in a tandem-O-tandem arrangement, and support bearings at the spindle end permit turning processes with micrometer accuracy. 

A measuring probe is also available, allowing an inspection process to be integrated into the machining sequence. The measuring probe is installed outside the machining area of the turning machines and checks the workpiece while it is still clamped. Consistently high quality is thus ensured for high-volume production runs.

Technical Data

Chuck diameter, max. mm
in 
500 
19.5 
Workpiece diameter, max. mm
in 
400 
15.5 
Workpiece length, max. mm
in 
300 
12 
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 
60 / 51 
80.5 / 68.5 
Main spindle: Torque at 40 % / 100 % duty cycle Nm
ft-lb 
1,220 / 820 
900 / 605 
Main spindle: Speed, max. 1/min
rpm 
2,850 
2,850 

 

Advantages

  • Machining of chucked parts with a standardized machine concept
  • Small footprint (chaku-chaku or close linear arrangement) for reduced floor space costs with multiple options for machine positioning
  • Option of simple interlinking via central infeeding and outfeeding conveyors and pick-and-place/turnover units with flexibility for the future, lower automation costs, and shorter tooling times
  • Integrated automation with no additional costs (interfaces, etc.)
  • Short distances for part transport optimally minimize non-productive times 
  • Common parts strategy and spare parts management for low life cycle costs
  • User-friendliness (easily accessible machining area) offers faster setup, safe operation and the option of compact alternative layouts
  • High energy efficiency for lower energy costs

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