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    Machining

    Taking ‘Boring’ beyond the extreme

    • By RAM Engineering & Tooling Ltd
    • November 22, 2020
    • 2 minute read

    When it comes to heavy-duty turn/mill centres, options are plentiful – but when it comes to size and quality, the Weingartner Maschinenbau MPMC range from RAM Engineering & Tooling is in a class of its own.

    For companies who manufacture high-value or high-complexity parts, the Weingartner MPMC with its multitude of options ticks the boxes.

    From a technical standpoint, the colossal turn/mill centres are a marriage of both disciplines with a travelling column and RAM configuration that epitomise rigidity and performance. The latest technology advancement on the MPMC Series is the introduction of the modular ABU400 actuated boring unit. Developed to provide an internal changeable solution for manufacturers that are faced with difficult to machine internal features, the ABU400 is an auto-change solution that easily copes with interrupted cutting and the machining of welded surfaces, as well as hard and abrasion-resistant materials.

    In developing the generously sized but also very sturdy actuated boring unit, Weingartner worked closely with cutting tool manufacturers to design the ABU400. Utilising the integrated pick-up station on the MPMC machines, the ABU400 can be exchanged automatically with a high-torque milling unit or other machining units from Weingärtner. For example, the actuated boring tool ABT from 4“ to 9“ can also be exchanged automatically with a facing head via the integrated MPMC tool changer, which gives this multi-tasking machine a huge performance benefit when machining ring grooves on valve blocks.

    Further applications for the ABU400 actuated boring units from Weingärtner can be found throughout the offshore and power generation industries as well as the aerospace sector, with landing gear and engine shafts proving perfect examples. From a specification perspective, the ABU400 has a machining stroke of 250mm with a rotational speed up to 300rpm. From a power perspective, the ABU400 can achieve a maximum torque level of 1900Nm with a force-feed sleeve of 12kN.

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    Taking ‘Boring’ beyond the extreme

    When it comes to heavy-duty turn/mill centres, options are plentiful – but when it comes to size and quality, the Weingartner Maschinenbau MPMC range from RAM Engineering & Tooling is in a class of its own.

    For companies who manufacture high-value or high-complexity parts, the Weingartner MPMC with its multitude of options ticks the boxes.

    From a technical standpoint, the colossal turn/mill centres are a marriage of both disciplines with a travelling column and RAM configuration that epitomise rigidity and performance. The latest technology advancement on the MPMC Series is the introduction of the modular ABU400 actuated boring unit. Developed to provide an internal changeable solution for manufacturers that are faced with difficult to machine internal features, the ABU400 is an auto-change solution that easily copes with interrupted cutting and the machining of welded surfaces, as well as hard and abrasion-resistant materials.

    In developing the generously sized but also very sturdy actuated boring unit, Weingartner worked closely with cutting tool manufacturers to design the ABU400. Utilising the integrated pick-up station on the MPMC machines, the ABU400 can be exchanged automatically with a high-torque milling unit or other machining units from Weingärtner. For example, the actuated boring tool ABT from 4“ to 9“ can also be exchanged automatically with a facing head via the integrated MPMC tool changer, which gives this multi-tasking machine a huge performance benefit when machining ring grooves on valve blocks.

    Further applications for the ABU400 actuated boring units from Weingärtner can be found throughout the offshore and power generation industries as well as the aerospace sector, with landing gear and engine shafts proving perfect examples. From a specification perspective, the ABU400 has a machining stroke of 250mm with a rotational speed up to 300rpm. From a power perspective, the ABU400 can achieve a maximum torque level of 1900Nm with a force-feed sleeve of 12kN.