PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Rasoma Machine Tools Available In North America


German Machine Tools of America (GMTA) now offers a full line of Rasoma machining centers, including vertical turning centers, 4-axis shaft turning centers, end machining, double spindle, and various special purpose machining centers, such as cross-hole drilling in crankshafts, with full automation.

Rasoma is a large machine tool builder founded in 1919 and based in Döbeln, Germany, that provides contract manufacturing to some of the best known brands in the global auto industry, as well as its own brands.

Machines for turning, milling, and drilling with the possibility to combine with gear generating processes are available in a variety of configurations and the GMTA application engineering team can assist interested parties to determine the best solution.

Rasoma machining centers offer high rigidity in particular machine types due to separate X and Z slides, plus the fact the machine head is designed as a monoblock with polymer concrete fill. Thermal stability is enhanced by cooled motor spindles. The rapid traverse on these centers ranges up to 60m/min at high acceleration, with feed and removal speeds to 120 m/min, less than 6 seconds from part-to-part and turret indexing typically under 1 second.

Full option packages include robotic handling and part articulation, integrated metrology onboard, working inside or outside the work envelope, full-tool measurement and monitoring systems and driven tool packages, all controlled by a single Siemens CNC.

"This alignment dovetails perfectly with our other lines of gear making, laser and finishing machines, and systems," said GMTA President Walter Friedrich. "It will enhance our value proposition considerably in our current market of primary automotive and will also open other market opportunities for our company. We have made substantial investments in new personnel and floor space, both here in the U.S. and at our Mexican facility, to support these new additions to our portfolio of quality German machine tools."