Emag/ AMB Double production on a machining solution drops unit costs

Editor: Briggette Jaya

Among the numerous exhibits at AMB 2018 by machine manufacturer Emag will be its twin-spindle pick-up turning centre VL 1 Twin, a presentation of various software tools for controlling, predicting and monitoring production as well as the introduction of the new Emag Service Plus app for smartphones and tablets, which works on all Emag machines.

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The pick-up turning centre VL 1 Twin can simultaneously machine two identical components to increase outputand, thus saving costs.
The pick-up turning centre VL 1 Twin can simultaneously machine two identical components to increase outputand, thus saving costs.
(Source: Emag)

The company's high-performance twin-spindle pick-up turning centre VL 1 Twin, according to Emag, is for the production of gears, cams, sleeves and more. It has two main spindles allowing it to simultaneously machine two components, which results in a substantial increase in output quantities, while lowering unit costs. The turning centre can produce components of up to 75 mm in diameter.


Like all Emag machines, this machine also focuses on dynamics, precision and process reliability. Thanks to its two pick-up working spindles (9.9 kW/136 Nm at 40% duty cycle) it is able to pick up two identical workpieces from the conveyor belt, transport them into the machining area and machine them simultaneously, thus doubling output quantities. An important factor is that the diameter and length (X/Z directions) of the two components can be corrected independently of each other, because the movement of the headstocks is entirely autonomous, Emag notes. The linear motor in the X-axis combined with the direct distance measuring system (linear scale) deliver greater dynamics, repeatability and long-term accuracy in the simultaneous sequence. The solid machine base is made out of Mineralit polymer concrete and contains size 45 recirculating roller guide rails for the required stability during the turning process. The company adds that with the help of Emag's Track Motion automation system, it is possible to link several VL 1 Twin machines or deploy the machine in multi-technology production lines. Thus, manufacturing complete cam parts, planetary or sun gears, sleeves or roller bearing rings with high process reliability can be achieved with the machine.

The video below shows, in German, the integration of Emag's VL machine series in a production line for sprocket wheels

Software tools showcased will be the company's Multi Machine Monitor that provides an overview of all machines in production, while Machine Status delivers key figures for users to draw conclusions on productivity. Even a large number of machines can be displayed clearly and data from different machines can be compared in a diagram, Emag adds. A demonstration of the updates will also be presented at AMB.

The Service Plus App for smartphones and tablets facilitates communication between users and service employees and can be useful, for example, when technical issues arise. Explaining further; in the event of a technical issue, the machine operators can open the App and scan a QR code on the machine, which the App then requests for a service callback or initiate a spare part inquiry.

At AMB, Emag will be in Hall 10, Booth E51.

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