(Rockford, IL – July 7, 2011) – SORALUCE, a Danobat Group company, will be introducing the F-MT Milling-Turning Center at EMO Hannover 2011 scheduled for September 19-24 in Germany. The F-MT is an innovative solution which combines both boring/milling and vertical turning technologies in a single machine. This provides the possibility of manufacturing complex components in one machine, offering remarkable versatility which leads to effective real time savings and the associated cost savings for end users.
This compact solution is based on the successful SORALUCE FL model, which integrates a flexible working area that can be configured to the customers’ needs. It can be configured with one or multiple working stations with fixed tables and rotary tables usable for both milling and turning operations. These multi-task machines can complete all operations in a single setup – turning, milling, boring, drilling, tapping – on very intricate parts, and are ideal for industries such as the aeronautical, energy and precision engineering for both one-off and production applications.
This highly dynamic machine has a 35 m/min of axis speed with an acceleration of 2 m/s2 in each individual axis. This, combined with the high power and torque of the main spindle and the improved thrust forces in all axes (up to 16 kN), results in a state-of-the-art solution for high volume chip removal and stable cutting conditions for both milling and turning.
The integrated rotary table, with built-in drive technology, can be used in both milling and turning working modes. With a maximum diameter of 1600 mm and a maximum working load of 8000 kg, this rotary table has a maximum rotational speed of 250 rpm and a maximum turning torque of up to 2500 Nm, supported by a maximum tangential torque of up to 26000 Nm in clamped condition.
For the turning operations, the F-MT incorporates an automatic system for loading/unloading the turning head outside the working area. This turning head is attached to the main body of the milling head of the machine, giving the capability for high chip removal during turning operations as well as precise machining while the bearings of the head remain completely protected.
The complete solution is fully enclosed (including both magazines) with a guarding system which can open and close automatically. Finally, the machine space required has also been optimized with a final space requirement of 7400 x 5600 mm.
At EMO, the machine will be exhibited featuring a fixed table of 4000 x 1200 mm which incorporates a 1600 mm diameter turning table in the centre. The machine has a longitudinal travel of 3500 mm, a vertical travel of 1800 and cross travel of 1200 mm.
The machine is equipped with a high torque direct drive spindle motor with 32 kW of power and 6000 rpm (900 Nm at S1), guaranteeing high chip removal capacity, low heat level, minimum maintenance, reduced noise and high precision and efficiency.
The machine is fitted with the new HEIDENHAIN iTNC530 HSCI control system, with special cycles developed by SORALUCE for turning functions integrated into the CNC control unit.
Additionally the machine is equipped with an 80 station automatic tool changer (alternative tool changer capacities are available upon request).
SORALUCE will be exhibiting the F-MT, along with the FXR floor type boring/milling center and the TR milling center, in Hall 13 Stand B36, one of three booths that will be highlighting Danobat Group’s technological leadership and showcasing 13 new models of machines. Soraluce will also introduce several ground-breaking patented new design concepts including Ram Balance, Accura Heads, Modular Quill and Easy Tools.