Massive workpieces and small batch sizes – in wind energy plants, commercial vehicle production or the aircraft industry these extremes can clash. The VM 9 turning center from EMAG not only provides a productive solution to these industry sectors, but also has the functionality to be loaded and unloaded automatically or manually based on the customers’ demands.
Words by Markus Isgro
Large chucked components machined with short changeover times
The main question in heavy-duty machining is how can large, heavy components be efficiently and precisely machined when batch sizes vary so much? With the VM 9 the EMAG designers have provided an extremely productive answer. The solution is to bundle a number of performance indicators - from an extremely powerful main spindle and turret with up to twelve tools, to quality management with a measuring probe. "These performance indicators are rarely present in other turning machines, and in the rare cases they are present only one is offered. We, however, offer the whole package", explains Achim Trommsdorf, Head of the "Modular Standard Machines" Product Group at EMAG.