The vertical pick-up lathes in the VL series represent a new machine concept from the EMAG Group: modular machines. Based on the extremely successful vertical pick-up system invented by EMAG, over 20 years of experience in machine solutions was utilized to develop this new machine model to comprise one of the most flexible and most effective manufacturing systems currently on the market.
Words by Markus Isgro
Modular design reduces cost
With the aim to develop a system of modular machines ideal for use in the manufacturing of medium and large batch runs, one common feature of all the new EMAG modular machines is the shared basic, compact design. Their small footprint means reduced floor space costs and flexibility in machine layout (for example, Chaku Chaku or closed loop arrangement). Every VL machine features an integrated O-automation system for transporting workpieces on its left-hand side. When combined with the self-loading pick-up spindles, this automation concept ensures short cycle times and high productivity. To accommodate machine operators, all the service units are easily within reach, with various units (electrics, hydraulics, cooling system, cooling lubricant and central lubrication system) accessible at any time so that the machines can be maintained with ease. With low maintenance costs due to the use of standardized components, excellent accessibility, reduced floor space costs from the compact design, integrated automation and short cycle/idle times reducing the cost per piece to a minimum, the goal of EMAG modular machines is clear: cost saving without quality compromise.