Hardinge Multi-Spindle Rotary Indexers on Display at IMTS 2012
September 6, 2012
Enabling manufacturers to position and machine up to 4 parts at a time, Hardinge 5C multi-spindle rotary indexers improve small part productivity. These single and dual axis indexers machine each part with the same tool before moving on to the next process, thus producing more parts per hour and reducing cost per part.
Operators can perform on-center milling, drilling, boring, tapping and reaming applications on multiple planes of a part, and the dual-axis rotary indexer provides the added benefit of machining at multiple angles on the work piece.
A collet-ready spindle accepts standard collets, Sure-Grip® expanding collets, step chucks, jaw chucks and face or fixture plates without the use of an adapter. Robust, dual-bearing spindles accommodate heavy axial and radial loads with the ability to run a quad unit with tailstocks. Maximum runout is 0.0002”.
Hardinge multi-spindle rotary indexers deliver excellent ROI by providing optimum spindle utilization, reduced X- and Z-axis tool movements for better cycle times, eliminate additional operations, and reduce operator time per part. Start up time is quick and easy: Simply open the door, remove or replace the part, start the cycle and close the door to begin machining up to 4 parts.
Contact Gosiger for more information about these Hardinge time-savers and see them first hand in Booth #S-8148 at IMTS 2012.