HWACHEON Machine Tools, which is based in Gwangju and claims to be South Korea's oldest top-quality manufacturing firm, is using EMO HANNOVER 2017 to make a statement. The company already has a reputation for producing exceptionally durable machinery, but its Bochum-based European headquarters is still going all-out at the fair. On show is a total of 12 machine tools, including five new products. The Hi-TECH 230 horizontal turning center with box ways, the C1 horizontal turning center, the innovative 5-axis machining centers of the M series, the two vertical turning centers for high machining output, and the new CUTEX-180A YMC compact turning center are sure to prove popular with visitors.
One particularly special feature of the new CUTEX-180A YMC compact turning center is its optimized productivity. The programmable tail stock alone is said to reduce clamping times for workpieces by more than 70 percent. What’s more, the machine can be fitted with a sub spindle that allows users to machine the front and rear of a workpiece in one operation. The 12-compartment turret with 24 indexable tool stations saves on frequent changeovers and means that complex workpieces can be machined without having to stop to swap out tools. The Y-axis model has the largest travel distance in its class at ±55 millimeters, which brings additional benefits for machining performance and productivity. A highly stable machine bed from the in-house foundry, dynamic linear guides on all axes and generously dimensioned spindle bearings combine to ensure cost-effective, high-quality results.