The SORALUCE PXG-W was unveiled recently as a new option for maximum precision, productivity, and reliability in large-dimension workpieces: It has a working volume of 1,000 m3 and weighs 500 metric tons. Machine dimensions are 19 m long, 7.25-m clearance between columns, and 7.3 m high. Height is also configurable thanks to the 5 m vertical travel of the crossbeam.
This highly versatile model is designed to meet the machining requirements for a range of highly demanding parts used in to manufacture machinery for the energy industry, machining of marine and CHP motors, and general machining of large workpieces.
According to the developers, the PXG-W is designed to maximize productivity through its ability to handle milling and turning operations on the same machine. It will machine large workpieces with a high degree of technical complexity, and makes it possible to machine a range of shapes and sizes. Its distinguishing feature is its ability to handle different machining processes, including turning, milling, boring, drilling and threading, with efficiency and precision. To that end, it has several milling and turning heads with automatic tool changing.
The work area is split into two “sub-areas.” The surface of the main sub-area is for machining prismatic parts. It is equipped with 12x6m floor plates, and has a load capacity of 25 t/m2. The second sub-area comprises a turning table with a hydrostatic mounting, featuring a 6-m diameter table with a load capacity of 150 t. The turning head has a power rating of 200 kW and a maximum speed of 50 rpm. This enables it to handle large-scale roughing out operations on large-sized parts from various sectors.
The PXG is fitted with a latest-generation Siemens 840D SL CNC which enables both milling and turning operations to be handled on the same machine, thus reducing the number of set-ups and avoiding difficult transportation and relocation operations when large components are to be machined.
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