New Gear Hobbing Center from Koepfer EMAG
February 24, 2005—The VSC 250/400 DUO WF from EMAG Koepfer allows complete soft machining of gears on a single machine.
According to the companys press release, the gear hobbing center turns, hobs and deburs the soft component.
For dry machining, direct driven motor spindles facilitate the appropriate spindle speeds and torque rates. An unhindered chip flows into the chip conveyor, assuring that the temperature growth in the machine base is kept to a minimum. Process heat is eliminated with the removal of chips and not through the machine base.
According to the companys literature, additional advantages include an overhead slide unit with a work spindle on both sides of the machine base, a hydrostatic work spindle guideway that provides vibration dampening properties during machining and defining components that ensure a high degree of thermal stability.
In addition, measuring stations and/or workpiece marking devices can be integrated into the automated workpiece flow.
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