The German-based European branch of the big South Korean name in extremely robust machinery, Hwacheon, is presenting an impressive array of its gargantuan portfolio at EMO Hannover 2019. Its highlights include a vertical turning center complete with tool magazine and both a 5-axis milling center and a vertical lathe equipped with innovative workpiece changers. There's also a horizontal turning center for large and hard workpieces, a vertical machining center for ductile materials and high cutting rates, not to mention a compact universal lathe with linear guides. This awe-inspiring mechanical engineering showcase is rounded off with a horizontal lathe for machining small batches of complex workpieces, a compact high-speed tapping center and a 5-axis milling machine that's particularly suitable for die and mold applications. But that’s not all! There's even a new XL cousin for the compact Hi-TECH 230 horizontal lathe.
Not content with setting a new standard with the original Hi-TECH 230 for horizontal lathes featuring chuck sizes of eight to ten inches, Hwacheon has extended this successful line with the Hi TECH 230XL to turn workpieces up to 1,143 millimeters in length - right on cue for EMO Hannover 2019. Above all, the rigidity of the machine bed, supported by very wide, broadly dispersed box guideways, and high-performance drives are designed to ensure precise machining results - even after many years of service. The spindle's 22 kilowatt drive output and 704 Nm torque currently place it at the top of its class. The tools are exchanged into the turret by means of a smooth-indexing, 12-position wheel magazine and driven by an output of 5.5 kilowatts. This speeds processes up considerably, which both boosts productivity and creates the optimum conditions for achieving outstanding machining results.