Vertical Turning Center Is Ideal for Small Chucked Parts

The VL 2 vertical turning machine from EMAG is ideal for machining small gearwheels, planetary gears, sliding sleeves, pump components, synchronizer rings, chain gears or flange components.

EMAG LLC (Farmington Hills, MI) features the VL 2 vertical turning machine that represents a new platform for automated, high-precision production processes and low component costs in the manufacture of small chucked components.

The VL2 machine opens up new opportunities for the machining of a wide range of small chucked components. Small gearwheels, planetary gears, sliding sleeves, pump components, synchronizer rings, chain gears or flange components – with a maximum diameter of 100 mm and a length of up to 150 mm – are machined on a vertical pick-up lathe with great efficiency.

The machine design focuses on providing a variety of manufacturing technologies for soft and hard machining plus a complete automation system at a very favorable price-performance ratio. When developing the VL 2, EMAG had its eyes fixed firmly on the investment costs for the user and the fact that those costs should be kept as low as possible.

The pick-up spindle ensures that the machine loads itself. It picks up the raw parts from the integral conveyor belt (which accommodates up to 24 workpieces) and later returns the finish machined component to it.


Here is a VL 2 vertical pick-up turning machines for the machining of workpieces with a maximum diameter of 100 mm. A stable machine structure, dynamic axes and ease of operation are the outstanding points of the VL 2 machine. They are based on a completely new machine concept. This makes it possible to use various production technologies for soft and hard machining in the machines while still providing very good value for money. The machines are fitted with a chuck with a diameter of 160 mm. This means that they can machine workpieces with a maximum diameter of 100 mm and a maximum length of 150 mm.

The 12-station tool turret features very short indexing times. For drilling and milling operations, it can also be equipped with driven tools in all 12 stations. All service units are quickly and freely accessible. The distance between operator and turret, for instance, does not exceed 400 mm. The machine base of polymer concrete MINERALIT® ensures great stability and has outstanding damping qualities, a direct source for exceptional surface finishes. www.emag.com

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