Hardinge Debuts Turning Center at Westec
According to the companys press release, Hardinge developed the SR-Series as an extension to its line of turning centers, positioning it as a heavy-duty chuck and bar turning center that can be configured with many multi-tasking capabilities to machine complex small to medium sized parts complete in a single set-up.
With up to 25% more torque and horsepower and 24% more speed than previous Hardinge turning centers, the SR-Series turning centers will cut tough materials and handle deep interrupted cuts while maintaining overall part accuracy.
The SR 150, 200 and soon-to-be-released 250 all feature superior vibration damping accomplished through the use of heavy-duty linear roller guides mounted to a HARCRETE-reinforced cast iron base.
This platform allows the user to tackle tough work almost vibration free while reducing expenditure.
According to Jeff Ervay, Hardinge North American turning product manager, "The range of SR-Series chuck and bar models offers a precision machine to a whole new audience for Hardinge, having best-in-class torque and horsepower that makes these machines really stand out in their category. The SR machines allow unmanned operation, high throughput, and done-in-one capability in a high production or job shop environment, plus the ability to perform these operations on hardened material."
Displayed as a prototype at IMTS 06, the first ever production version SR-Series machines will be introduced in Machinery Sales booth 3316 at the WESTEC 2007 Exposition & Conference Center.
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