Voith Hydro in York, Pa., produces a wide variety of power generation components for various machine builders and municipalities across America.
Milling, line boring and turning operations are performed on large multi-axis machine tools, most equipped with Siemens Sinumerik 840D CNC onboard to control all axes of motion.
Despite the large, heavy workpieces and frequent one-off production, Voith Hydro maintains a steady flow of work for its machining, typically holding +/- 0.002 in. tolerances on various carbon and stainless steels. Workpieces here often exceed 25 ft. in diameter.
Design and Simulate
Part designs are run through the company’s CAM system and simulated offline to preserve machine uptime.
All New Controls
The large Ingersoll milling machine was retrofitted recently, with all new Siemens CNC, motors, drives and other hardware.
Troubleshooting and Resolution
Remote condition monitoring is performed between Voith Hydro and many of its machine tool builders, to troubleshoot and resolve issues in real time using the CNC on the machine.