IMTS 2016 - EMCO to introduce automation options for mill-turn centers

Aug 29, 2016 -- At IMTS 2016, Booth 8780, EMCO jointly with automation partner Ultra Tech Machinery, Cuyahoga Falls, OH, will demonstrate an automated turning cell with an EMCO Hyperturn 45 mill-turn, a Renishaw Equator high speed flexible dimensional gauging system, a part handling system, and a Fanuc CR-35iA collaborative robot with 35 kg lift capacity. Because of the robot’s highly sensitive contact sensing technology, it is safe to work around humans without guarding.

According to EMCO, the cell demonstrates the high degree of reliable automation that is available to any shop, reducing cycle times and production cost while improving production quality and consistency.

With high-performance main and counter spindles, two tool systems, a stable Y axis, a thermo-symmetrical machine construction, compact dimensions and a range of intelligent automation solutions, the EMCO Maier Hyperturn 45 turning and milling center is geared for applications in automotive and general engineering.

A 3-axis portal in the machine permits convenient automated loading and unloading. The machine system is a complete solution providing efficiency and economy, including measurement, and can also include deburring and cleaning stations if required.

The machining cell includes an Ultra Tech 3-drawer part handling system. Raw parts are loaded into 42-position trays on one side of the system; the drawer opens on the robot side of the system, and the robot removes raw parts, replacing finished parts in the drawer.

Complete machining package

Even the basic version of the Hyperturn 45 offers a Y-axis with 70 mm traveling distance in the upper and a Z2-axis in the lower carriage system. The water-cooled main and counter spindle motors provide a higher drive power of 15 kW and feature a maximum speed of 7,000 rpm and higher torque of 100 Nm.  The latest Siemens Sinumerik 840D-sl control and drive system, the "Solution Line", makes programming the machine is easy and effective. A fold-out PC keyboard is an ergonomic plus.

With its extensive product portfolio, the EMCO Group is a respected and proven partner within the field of turning and milling. The group of companies consists of an association of top European suppliers (EMCO, EMCO MECOF, EMCO FAMUP, EMCO INTOS and EMCO MAGDEBURG) all of which come from the machine-tool industry.

United under the common commitment of “Made in the Heart of Europe” they work on intelligent production solutions for machining industry and training. This means that all machines are designed consistent with the Design to Cost principle and that development and production of the machines is carried out entirely in Central Europe, making exclusive use of European brand-name products. All selected  manufacturers fulfill the highest standards regarding quality, productivity and economy.

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