WARD HI-TECH UNVEIL NEW PRODUCT PORTFOLIO AT MACH

18 Apr 2008

HWACHEON TURNING CENTRES

Five Turning Centres from Korea's largest independent machine tool builder will be shown on powered demonstration throughout the exhibition. Each model is built to the most exacting standards ensuring quality, finish and performance comparable with top Japanese/European equivalents.

HWACHEON CUTEX 200MC
This small footprint yet extremely rigid turning centre is based around true 45º slant bed construction and features 'best in class' rapid traverse rates of 36m/min!

As standard the machine is complete with 8 inch chuck (51mm bar), hydraulic tailstock, quick tool setter and 12 station servo driven turret giving a speedy tool index time of 0.15 seconds.

The driven tool turret arrangement features rugged BMT style holders enabling end milling up to 12mm diameter, drilling up to 16mm diameter and tapping up to M12 to be carried out and C axis control to spindle is standard.

CNC control is a Fanuc 0iTC system equipped with 10.4 colour screen with Manual Guide CAM system including graphics.

HWACHEON HI-TECH 700MC (NEW AT MACH)
The largest horizontal turning centre in the Hwacheon range is a true heavy duty performer!

The heavily ribbed slant bed, torque tube design ensures extreme rigidity even under the heaviest cutting loads.

The Hi-Tech 700 features a twin range transmission, 50HP (60HP option) main motor, huge 12 station turret with 20 tonnes clamping force, heavy duty programmable tailstock and thermally stabilised spindle with C axis control. The machine weights a mighty 16 tons.

The working envelope is based around a 24 inch diameter hydraulic chuck, bed length of 2m and turning capacity of 700mm diameter. The driven tool turret features a 10HP servo drive motor enabling drilling up to 26mm, tapping up to M24 and end milling up to 50mm to be carried out.

Control is with the powerful Fanuc 18TB system with 10.4 inch colour screen.

HWACHEON CUTEX 240BSMC (NEW AT MACH)
From the Hwacheon sub spindle turning centre range, this multi axis machine includes 8 inch (10 inch diameter) chuck (main spindle) and 6 inch chuck (sub spindle) 65mm diameter bar capacity, turning diameter of 380mm, turning length of 600mm and spindle speeds up to 5000rpm.

The rigid 12 station driven tool turret utilises BMT65 face mounted holders with maximum 5000rpm spindle speed, has a clamping force of 4,500kgf, turret index time of 0.15 secs and 5 HP servo drive.

Rapid traverse rates of 36m/min and a 25HP main spindle motor add to the performance of this machine and when coupled with a magazine bar loader, automatic parts catcher and work piece ejector the Cutex 240BSMC becomes an idea 'lights out' production tool.

HWACHEON HI-TECH 300L
This heavy duty slant bed turning centre is positioned in the middle of the Hi-Tech range and exemplifies the Hwacheon philosophy of building extremely rigid, powerful cutting machines finished to the highest of standards that compete on even terms with the best of Japanese and European competitors.

The machine is equipped with 12 inch hydraulic chuck (76mm bar capacity), has turning diameter of 380mm, turning length of 1240mm, twin range gearbox with powerful 30HP drive and fitted with 12 station turret that benefits from a massive 7 tonnes clamping force ensuring total rigidity during heavy machining operations.

At around 11 tonnes the Hi-Tech 300L is considerably heavier than most of its natural competitors -a further pointer to the Hwacheon ethos of building rigid and stable turning machines that can perform heavy duty operations over a long life time.

HWACHEON VT450 VERTICAL TURNING CENTRE
The VT450 forms part of the 16 model Hwacheon vertical turning range comprising single and twin spindle models, all with driven tool options and with chuck sizes ranging from 10 to 40 inch diameter.

This particular model is of very compact design with a small footprint facilitating easy integration into a manufacturing cell.

Standard chuck size is 12 inch (15 inch option), turning diameter 460mm, turning length 460mm, 30 HP high torque main motor and speeds 30-2500rpm. Control is the Fanuc 18iTB with 10.4 inch colour screen.

A rigid heavyweight single box frame construction ensures stable cutting performance under the most severe conditions.

The VT450 twin spindle version is especially suited to the requirements of first and second operation machining such as needed in the automotive component market and indeed Hwacheon continue to supply many vertical turning centres into this sector throughout Europe and the rest of the World.

DAH LIH MACHINING CENTRES

One of the best known Taiwanese machine tool builders, Dah Lih have been supplying vertical and horizontal machining centres into the UK market for almost 30 years and at MACH 2008 two models from the brands product portfolio will be on view.

DAH LIH MCV-1200 VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE (NEW AT MACH)

This, the latest model to be introduced by Dah Lih, will be making its MACH debut.

Featuring working travels of X=1200 x Y=630mm x Z=500mm, table size: 1300mm x 640mm and rapid traverse rates of 30m/min, the MCV-1200 is equipped with a direct mount 25HP high torque main drive motor, which eliminates the vibration and noise often present with normal belt drive arrangements.

A 15000 rpm high speed spindle provides constant power throughout the speed range enabling rapid metal removal rates and slashing production cycle times.

The machine is cleverly and attractively designed so that all external equipment such as transformers and oil coolers are housed within the stylish totally enclosed guarding package.

In common with all Dah Lih Machining Centres, the MCV-1200 is equipped with high pressure through spindle coolant, coolnt bed wash, chip auger screw conveyor, oil skimmer, auto tool length/breakage detect probe and can easily be fitted with 4th and 5th axis rotary tables.

DAH LIH MCV-720 VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE
One of the best selling Vertical Machining Centres in the UK this versatile performer has axis travel of X=720mm, Y=460mm, Z=510mm, table size: 950mm x 560mm, BT40 spindle taper and spindle speeds up to 8,000rpm. A fast CAM type 24 station auto tool changer and rapid traverse rates of 30m/min enable fast production cycle times to be achieved whilst thermal stability is provided by a spindle oil cooler and unique ball screw cooling arrangement on all 3 axes, thus ensuring a highly accurate machine.

With an extremely highly competitive price tag unbeatable specification and equipment standard package, it is no wonder the MCV-720 continues to be a volume seller throughout the UK.

HNK MACHINE HEAVY DUTY VERTICAL LATHES
HNK are one of Koreas foremost manufacturers of large frame heavy duty machine tools Specialising in Vertical Lathes, Horizontal Boring Mills and Double Column and Gantry Machining Centres, HNK have developed a market leading approach based on almost 50 years of continuous development.

HNK NT12/16 VERTICAL LATHE (NEW AT MACH)
One of the most popular size models in the HNK Compact range, this elevating rail type VTL benefits from a rigid 2 piece column and base construction ensuring an extremely stable machining capability. The machine itself weighs around 24 tonnes.

A two speed gearbox with 60 HP motor, high torque table drive and high precision table bearing enables heavy duty cutting even at low spindle speeds to be carried out.

The NT12/16 has a table diameter of 1250mm, turning diameter of 1600m, turning length of 120mm and features a heavy duty RAM (200 x 200mm) and a 16 pocket auto tool changer (option up to 32 ATC).

All HNK vertical lathes have the option of driven tools and C axis control to spindle and a variety of additional accessories such as auto table changer, expanded ATC, through spindle coolant, universal levels and grinding attachments can be fitted to expand the manufacturing capabilities of the range.

FAMUP HIGH SPEED MOVING COLUMN AND 5 AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRES
A member of the world renowned EMCO Machine Tool Group, FAMUP are based in Italy and have been building CNC machines for over 25 years.

The FAMUP high speed moving column and 5 axis machining centre range share a modular construction style featuring linear axis drive motors and MACH 2008 will enable this prestigious builder to showcase the linear range in the UK for the first time.

FAMUP MMV200-80 LINEAR (NEW AT MACH)
This moving column high speed vertical machining centre is designed for machining both long work pieces and if required smaller components utilising a programmable centre partition guard enabling pendulum machining to take place. Using this feature one side of the machine bed can be utilised for component loading whilst simultaneous machining can take place on the opporsite side.

The machine benefits from rapid traverse rates of 60m/min provided by linear axis drives.

Essentially the linear drives also ensure greater precision and circularity tests show a marked improvement over traditional servo motor technology.

Axis travels of X=2000, Y=800, Z=700, a high speed spindle of 12000rpm (op 15000rpm) with BT40 spindle taper and 35Kw main motor are all standard features of the model and a 30 tool ATC with 1.5 second tool to tool time assists the high speed performance package.

Speed, power and precision are the highlights of the MMV range, ideal for aerospace and other high metal removal, high accuracy applications.

For more information please contact Ward Hi Tech Limited on
0114-256-0333 or email: sales@wardhitech.co.uk

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