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Small changes can have a big effect. This is especially true when the working axis of a lathe is rethought - and vertically aligned contrary to the conventional horizontal arrangement.
The central task is performed by the main spindle, which in vertical pick-up lathes is responsible for machining the workpiece (turning, drilling, milling, grinding) as well as for the entire automation. The advantages are obvious - because suddenly several, different machining steps can be combined into one process - which ultimately saves an enormous amount of time. In addition, the vertical working axis enables a much more compact design and the machine therefore requires considerably less space. The result: further savings in resources and costs, thanks to the greatest possible production capacity in a very small production area.
Centre turning is a technology where the component is clamped in the centre and can be machined simultaneously at both ends including the end faces. This means that the run at the points to be machined can be achieved reliably in just one clamping. The configuration also enables very high efficiency and allows highly accurate surfaces even with complex contours.
We offer centre turning units in various designs. The entry into this technology can already be realised for shafts from 130 mm to 800 mm length and with a diameter between 5 mm and 80 mm.