Turning up productivity at MACH

At the forthcoming MACH 2022 exhibition (4-8 April, Birmingham NEC), Dugard will be showcasing a raft of new machines on stand 640 in hall 20.
For instance, the company will give a MACH premiere to the Hanwha brand of sliding-head turning centres. Dugard says that the robust Hanwha XD38R will draw interest from many manufacturers in this market segment.

For the machining of small and production-run turned parts, the Hanwha XD38R sliding-head turning centre can take advantage of the FANUC 32i-B or Siemens 828D CNC interface. The machine also incorporates the facility to switch rapidly from guide bush to non-guide bush operation. With 38 mm bar capacity and a 6000 rpm, 5.5/7.5 kW main spindle motor complemented by a 6500 rpm 2.2/5.5 kW sub-spindle, the Hanwha XD38R is suitable for any sliding-head machine shop.

For manufacturers seeking an even larger and more powerful turning centre, Dugard will be demonstrating one of its most popular machine tools: the SMEC SL2000ASY turning centre. Built upon the foundation of a single-piece Meehanite casting heavily ribbed with a torque tube design, the SMEC SL2000ASY uses box slide-ways for good vibration damping and thermal displacement characteristics. This combination permits heavy-duty cutting that enhances surface finish, tool life, component quality and productivity, reports Dugard.

The robust machine with sub-spindle hosts a 6-inch chuck (8-inch optional) with a 650 mm swing-over-bed capacity that allows a maximum machining diameter of 395 mm and a maximum turning length of 490 mm. In addition, the SMEC SL2000ASY has a bar capacity of 52 mm (optional 68 mm) and an 18.5 kW spindle motor that combine to enable heavy-duty manually loaded or automatically bar-fed machining of relatively large diameter parts.

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