The flexible lathe

The flexible lathe – a unique and systematic platform

Our F-series system platform offers an optimal manufacturing solution for almost all components available today.

The basis offers a configurable system for shaft and flange components as well as for the workpiece end facing, which meets the highest manufacturing demands due to its flexibility and dynamics.

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F-series – productivity: A standard system for various requirements

From the easily configured 2-axis machine to the production system with the highest level of utilisation, the F-series system platform offers a high level of flexibility and functionality.

Here are a few assembly examples:

VERTICAL LATHES WITH NC QUILL

VERTICAL LATHE WITH CENTER DRIVE UNIT

VERTICAL TURNING/MILLING CELL

VERTICAL TURNING CELL WITH COUNTERSPINDLE

VERTICAL DOUBLE GRINDING CELL

VERTICAL COMBINATION CELLS TURNING/ROLLER MILLING

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VERTICAL LATHES WITH NC QUILL

The 4-axis turning cell with 2 tool turrets, NC quill and steady rest is the ideal bases machine for shaft machining. In one clamping operation, you can combine demanding turning tasks with simple drilling and milling operations, for the highest precision for small batches or in large-scale production.

Sophisticated component handling enables a wide range of applications and easy expandability, should an additional technology be connected or if your unit volumes are increased.

TECHNICAL DATA

Component diameter
300 mm
Component length
800 mm
Component weight
30 kg
Travel X
420 mm
Travel Z
800 mm
Rotational speeds
6.000 (4.500) rpm
Torque
150 (300) Nm
Y-axis
+/- 30 mm

VERTICAL LATHE WITH CENTER DRIVE UNIT

When both ends of a shaft require machining using conventional production cells, it is always necessary to reclamp the workpiece. When geometries have mutual reference points, it is often impossible to keep the process stably under control, despite complex orientation and expensive clamping technology.

Our F machine has a sliding centre drive which eliminates this potential for error, because it enables both ends to be machined without reclamping. Using the optional second sliding vice, very short protruding lengths can be realised even for components of up to 800mm – with process reliability and patented engineering.

TECHNICAL DATA

Component diameter
300 mm
Component length
800 mm
Component weight
30 kg
Travel X
420 mm
Travel Z
800 mm
Rotational speed
3,500 rpm
Torque
90 Nm
Y-axis
+/- 30 mm

VERTICAL TURNING/MILLING CELL

The combination of turning and milling in a swivelling B axis opens up a wide range of applications, for example when machining camshafts. The integrated tool changer further enhances the degree of variability available.

When it comes to more complex milling operations, we also offer a fixed milling axis, with a performance and rigidity dimensioned for deep drive slots.

TECHNICAL DATA

work piece diameter
300 mm
work piece length
800 mm
work piece weight
30 kg
traverse X
420 mm
traverse Z
800 mm
traverse Y
190 mm
spindle speed
7.000 U/min
spindle torque
150 Nm
energy use
37 kW
tool holder
HSK 63
tool changer
24-fach

VERTICAL TURNING CELL WITH COUNTERSPINDLE

The vertical turning cell with counterspindle is ideal for the front-end and rear-end machining of flange components or short shaft parts. Both spindles can work independently from one another or be synchronised electronically.

Due to the turret’s long X travel paths, both can simultaneously work on a spindle, which provides an increase in efficiency.

TECHNICAL DATA

work piece diameter
300 mm
work piece length
800 mm
work piece weight
30 kg
traverse X
420 mm
traverse Z
800 mm
spindle speed
6.000 rpm
spindle torque
150 Nm
Y-axis
+/- 30 mm

VERTICAL DOUBLE GRINDING CELL

Whether soft or hard machining, our double grinding cell is able to do both. In combination with an end facing machine, vertical turning cell, or auger milling machine, you receive an integrated shaft line that sets new benchmarks in terms of efficiency and process reliability.

TECHNICAL DATA

Component diameter
140 mm
Component length
600 mm
Component weight
30 kg
Travel X
420 mm
Travel Z
800 mm
Rotational speed
4.500 U/min
Output
50 kW
Grinding wheels ø
500 mm
Grinding wheel width
55 mm

VERTICAL COMBINATION CELLS TURNING/ROLLER MILLING

A broad knowledge base about gearing technology is required in order to manufacture in a process-reliable manner. For this reason, Schuster Maschinenbau entered into a close cooperation with Gleason Pfauter Maschinenfabrik GmbH, a company that masters the entire process – from the design of the milling unit, the tool technology to the measurement technology. Gleason Pfauter also assumes the sales and marketing for this machine.

TECHNICAL DATA

Component diameter
180 mm
Component length
500 mm
Component weight
30 kg
Travel X
200 mm
Travel Z
800 mm
Rotational speeds
4,500 rpm
Nominal module
3
Milling drive output
14 kW

VERTICAL WORKPIECE END FACING MACHINE

A production line’s level of availability is only as high as the availability of the weakest sub-process. Based on a product FMEA, Schuster Maschinenbau has developed stable workpiece end facing, which replaces the low output and short life cycle of the driven tool holders by providing significantly more powerful single milling spindles. An expertise that supports the cycle time and availability of the entire production line.

TECHNICAL DATA

Component diameter
140 mm
Component length
600 mm
Component weight
30 kg
Travel X
420 mm
Travel Z
800 mm
Rotational speed
6.000 rpm
Torque
100 Nm
Y-axis
+/- 30 mm
Output
15 kW
Tool holder
HSK 63

Werkstücke

gear shafts

Gear shafts

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stubaxles

Stub axles

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gear shaft

Gear shaft

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driveshaft

Drive shafts

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hollowshaft

Hollow shafts

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engineshafts

Engine shafts

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doublecams

Double cams

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