SORALUCE F-MT milling-turning center combines high performance milling and turning operations in a single machine

SORALUCE has introduced at the EMO the F-MT milling-turning centre, an innovative solution which combines both Milling and Vertical Turning technologies in a single machine. This provides the possibility of manufacturing complex components in one machine, offering remarkable versatility which leads to effective real time saving and the associated cost savings for end users. This compact solution for milling and turning is based in the successful SORALUCE FL model, integrating now a flexible working area that can be configured to the customers’ needs with one or multiple working stations with fixed tables and rotary tables usable for both milling and turning operations. These Multi-Task machines can complete all operations in a single setup – turning, milling, boring, drilling, tapping – on very intricate parts for industries such as the aeronautical, energy and precision engineering both for unitary and serial production. The machine is provided with high dynamics: 35 m/min of axis speed with an acceleration of 2 m/s2 in each individual axis. This, combined with the high power and torque of the main spindle and the improved thrust forces in all axes , results in a state-of-the-art solution for high chip removal capacity and stable cutting conditions for both milling and turning. The integrated rotary table, with built-in drive technology, can be used in both milling and turning working modes. With a maximum diameter of 1600 mm and a maximum working load of 8000 kg, this rotary table has a maximum rotational speed of 250 rpm and a maximum turning torque of up to 2500 Nm, supported by a maximum tangential torque of up to 26000 Nm in clamped condition. For the turning operations, the F-MT incorporates an automatic system for automatically loading / unloading the turning head outside the working area. This turning head is attached to the main body of the milling head of the machine, giving the capability for high chip removal during turning operations as well as precise machining whilst the bearings of the head remain completely protected. The complete solution is fully enclosed with a guarding system which can open and close automatically. Finally, the machine space required has also been optimized giving a final space requirement of 7400 x 5600 mm.