Index names date for annual open house

The now traditional Indexopen house will take place on 9-12 April, taking place for the first time at the company’s newcustomer centre in Deizisau, near Stuttgart. Visitors can expect an exciting programme once again this year: machine innovations live in action, automation solutions in the most diverse configuration levels, and expert presentations. As always, there will be plenty of refreshments to enjoy.

Turn-mill centres for flexible and highly productive complete machining will occupy a place of choice at the Indexopen house. Taking the Index G320 turn-mill centre as an example, the lathe manufacturer will demonstrate what a fully automated manufacturing solution can look like. Index has enhanced the machine with an iXcenter robot cell that is extendable from two sides with a variety of modules. At the in-house exhibition, this automation solution will additionally feature a measuring and inspection station, which contributes to automated process control in combination with appropriate measuring software and the Index closed-loop interface.

The G320 will also include the new, external Index tool magazine expansion iXtools, which is configurable for any of the company’s turn-mill centres. iXtools is a comprehensive extension of the machine’s integrated tool magazine and offers unrestricted access to up to 396 additional tools.

Universal lathes will also be a prominent part of the open house. For instance, visitors will see the Traub TNA500 in action: now available in a long version with a turning length of up to 1200 mm and with 18 tool stations.

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