Emag To Display Machine Tools at IMTS 2016


Emag, a leading supplier to the North American market, will be presenting machine tools and related manufacturing equipment at IMTS 2016 in Chicago, Illinois, September 12-17, Booth #N-6834, in the Gear Pavilion located in the North Hall.
The company will present its family of turning centers, gear generation machines, grinding, milling, vertical turning, and boring equipment, plus advanced electro-chemical and laser-welding machines, as well as heat treatment. A variety of machines will be on display, running under power, plus experts in all the various technologies will be available for discussions.
Emag is a family of global machine companies that includes the proprietary-branded and popular vertical turning machines, as well as Eldec, Naxos-Union, Koepfer, Reinecker, Lasertec, ECM, Kopp, and Karstens. The company often integrates a variety of machines into work-cell arrangements at major automotive, off-highway, and other power-transmission component suppliers.
Displayed machines include:

  • The VL 4 is a modular vertical lathe with integrated automation, designed for maximum production at low cost per piece with a small footprint. A pick-up spindle moves in the X- and Z-axes with 12 driven tools on a turret to cut and index parts up to 200 millimeters (7.87 inches) in the shortest time possible. The pass-through rotary conveyor keeps blanks incoming and machined parts outgoing. Machines can be equipped with a Y-axis for more complex geometries.
  • The VM 9 combines turning, milling, and drilling into a single machine for large-part production. With the workpiece spindle in the bottom of the cutting theater, the VM 9 offers a turning diameter of 450 millimeters (17.71 inches), a max workpiece height of 300 millimeters (11.81 inches), and a max workpiece weight to 300 kilograms (660 pounds).  
  • The VT 2-4 performs dual-sided shaft machining in high-production mode with dual 11-position tool turrets for fixed or driven tools — workpieces to 200 millimeters (7.87 inches) in diameter and 630 millimeters (24.8 inches) in length.
  • The Eldec Mind-M 250 is a compact hardening system for basic heat treatment of chucked parts and shafts, provided by the Eldec group of Emag. Heat treatment tasks are performed at 30 kW in high-frequency applications and 100 kW in medium frequency — workpieces to 10 kilograms (22 pounds).

The Emag booth also will feature a blisk (bladed disk) display to demonstrate the precision electro-chemical machining (PECM) technology offered to the aerospace, pump, and power-generation markets.  
In-depth technical videos will be shown at the booth to present some of the other technologies available at Emag, including laser-welding technology.