Delivering Better Metal Removal Rates
Available on 4-axis HMC 1250/1600 machines, T-Rex spindles can deliver up to 2,600Nm (1,918 lb/ft) torque into a cut, producing extreme metal removal rates on large work pieces of hard materials such as titanium, Inconel, and Carpenter 465. Developed for the machining needs of aerospace, energy, and heavy equipment manufacturers, the T-Rex spindle is engineered with 130mm (5.1”) ID bearings to handle the 42.3kN (9,500 lb) cutting thrust capability of the HMC 1250/1600 series horizontal machining centers. The T-Rex spindle is currently available on 4-axis machines, configured with 80kW (107.3hp) driving power, and two speed ranges up to 5,000rpm.
The HMC 1250/1600 is engineered to make short work of large parts, such as pumps, valves, turbines, off-road equipment, and rail or aerospace parts. Major machine components include the X-bed, Z-bed, and column, are cast ductile iron, with pallets up to 1,600mm x 2,000mm, headstock and rotary table housings of gray cast iron. The 360,000-position full-contouring rotary table provides a rigid work platform, while a rugged worm gear drive with clamp securely holds axis position. Rotary table positioning accuracy is 10 arc seconds, repeatable to 5 arc seconds.
Eight spindle options include: 6,000rpm and 8,000rpm/46kW (61.6hp) tilt-spindles with +90°/-120° A-axis travel; a 10,000rpm/46kW (62hp) spindle; high-speed 24,000rpm spindle; T-Rex high-torque 2,600Nm/80 kW (1,918ft/lb) spindle and two live spindles (110mm or 130mm diameter). The high-torque T-Rex spindle is specially engineered for hard-metal cutting, while the live spindles extend W-axis reach by up to 800mm (31.5”), enabling deep cavity milling to high precision with shorter, more rigid tools. Standard on the live spindle, MAG’s exclusive Z-axis thermal compensation system dynamically offsets spindle growth to maintain correct axial position regardless of spindle temperature.
VFD Cable for Precision Control
The newly developed ÖLFLEX VFD XL VFD Cable from the Lapp Group creates extremely robust power connections between VFDs and motors, delivering mechanical and electrical properties beyond those offered by standard AWG motor cables.
The ÖLFLEX VFD XL has been designed to perform in harsh conditions, meeting UL Oil Resistance I and II standards. Thriving in low temperatures, it passing UL -25°C Cold Impact and -40°C Cold Bend tests, with a maximum continuous use temperature is 90°C.
Designed with Class 5 conductor stranding, which meets both European and North American standards, ÖLFLEX VFD XL has a 14% or larger CMA than a comparable AWG cable, contributing to a low DC resistance, making ÖLFLEX VFD XL well suited to long cable runs.
Recommended applications include any VFD drive and motor connections for web presses, HVAC systems, conveyors and many other industrial machines and systems. ÖLFLEX VFD XL has UL and CSA TC approvals.
Automated CNC Measuring System
The Jenoptik Wavemove automated surface roughness and contour measuring system includes up to seven CNC axes for complete high-accuracy measurement and evaluation of complex shaft or prismatic parts such as automotive crankshaft, cylinder heads, engine blocks, transmission housings, and more on the production floor, close to manufacturing processes.
In the ergonomic measuring station, large workpieces are easily positioned in a tilt fixture, mounted on a rotary table on a granite base, providing complete freedom to reach all features of complex parts in the automatic measuring cycles. A stable and robust motorized measuring column automatically positions pick-ups. The system automatically verifies the proper orientation of each part prior to measurement routine.
- Uniform user interface for roughness and contour evaluations
- Calculation of all common profile, roughness and waviness parameters (more than 90)
- Evaluation of geometric characteristics such as distances, angles and radii
- Traverse length 120mm or 200mm for roughness and contour measurement
The Turbo Wave software for roughness and contour measuring provides an icon-based, user-friendly, uniform interface for complex CNC measurement runs and automatic evaluations. Custom screen and print forms are easily designed, allowing efficient creation of measuring programs, and extensive evaluation of measuring results.
Turbo Wave Includes:
- Interactive control of the measuring station
- Individual measuring programs with automatic measurement runs
- Extensive profile analysis functions for profile and material ratio curves and Fourier analysis
- More than 90 roughness and waviness parameters according to ISO 4287 and other ISO and national standards (ASME, DIN, JIS, Motif etc.) plus evaluation of workpiece characteristics including radii, distances and angles.
Hommel Etamic America Corp.
Custom Radial Seal Rings
Known as packing rings, custom radial seal ring assemblies find primary use for the prevention of leaks in industrial blowers, pumps, and other turbo machinery by sealing the clearance between a rotating or reciprocating shaft and the stationary housing.
The carbon-graphite radial seal rings, manufactured by Metcar, meet the most stringent customer specifications with more than 150 grades of proprietary carbon/graphite material available. Metcar engineers work with customers to select the optimum grade for specific applications, based on the environment, shaft, housing materials, or rotational speed. Metcar’s packing rings are ideal for sealing both liquid and gases for a wide range of applications, including aircraft turbine engines, blenders and mixers, furnace exhaust blowers, and oil free piston compressors, as well as ship propeller shafts, steam turbines, and water pumps and turbines. The carbon-graphite radial seal assemblies help solve serious leakage problems that occur when stuffing box seals fail due to wear, thermal degradation, chemical attack, and dimensional stability problems with leather, plastic, composite or elastomeric elastic seal ring materials.
Metallized Carbon Corporation