ETG introduce new large bed turning centres

For manufacturers looking for a heavy-duty, robust and cost-efficient large bed turning centre, the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) now has the perfect solution with the arrival of its Vulcan TC800 turning centre series.

ETG says the beauty of this new range from Wellesbourne based ETG is its modularity that offers a solution for every machine shop that needs to turn particularly large parts.

The TC800 offers a swing over the bed of 1100mm with a maximum turning diameter of 1020mm and a working length of 2200mm, making this machine the perfect complement to manufacturers in the power generation, oil and gas, and aerospace industry sectors. For efficiently turning parts in this large dimensional realm, the TC800 is powered by a 37kW four stepped gearbox that generates exceptionally high levels of torque throughout the speed range up to the maximum 1500rpm.

This enables the TC800 Series to undertake remarkably heavy-duty cutting with astounding material removal rates that demonstrates the stability and power of this ‘oil country’ powerhouse. This stability is further reinforced by the machine weight of 18,000kg and a footprint of 8.7m by 3.2m.

From a flexibility standpoint, the TC800 is also available as a TC800L (long) variant with Z-axis travel up to 5190mm and an overall weight of 32,000kg that is packed into the 11.7 by 3.2m machine footprint. This enables ETG to offer a colossus turning centre to meet the dimensional requirements of the majority of large turned part manufacturers.

Adding to the base TC800 variant is the TC800M that supports manufacturers looking to reduce secondary operations through the application of live tooling stations on the 12-station tool turret. Utilising a servo turret to instigate powerful high torque milling with speeds up to 3000rpm, the TC800M is suitable for flexible production that will reduce cycle times and set-ups for end users.

As the epitome of cost-effective, robust, productive and flexible turning, ETG can supply this next generation machine as the standard TC800, the TC800L, TC800M or the TC800ML with a multitude of smaller variants in the turning series also available to suit the needs of every machine shop.

The concept behind this slant bed range of machines demonstrates impressive precision and productivity credentials with the Z and X-axes mounted upon ball-type, linear or boxway guideways with axis movement directly driven by servo motors for rapid traverse rates up to 30m/min.

As standard, the TC800 Series is supplied with a 6-bar coolant pump, automatic lubrication system, tool kit, work light, 3-colour beacon light, chip conveyor, manual tailstock and heat exchanger for the electrical cabinet. Of course, whatever your large turned part requirements, ETG has a solution for your business that also include a diverse range of optional extras.