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Eight-Spindle Productivity from INDEX TRAUB

Multi Spindle Screw Machine | MS22C-8 | INDEX TRAUB

The modular design eight-spindle MS22C-8 multispindle automatic lathe opens up additional opportunities for already unbeatably fast multi-spindle parts machining, especially highly complex precision workpieces. It produces small batches efficiently and economically and may be bar-fed or loaded with chucked parts.

The INDEX MS22C-8 can be configured to operate as:

   an eight-spindle machine,

   a double four-spindle machine, dropping two complete parts at a time or

   a machine with double rear end machining, featuring up to two swiveling synchronous spindles

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Each of the eight spindles is assigned two cross-slides which can travel both on the X as well as on the Z-axis. Each cross-slide can be additionally equipped with a Y-axis. Combined with a total of up to 16 cross-slides, the new eight-spindle machine is therefore a true multi-talent even for highly complex machining.

Fully capable of turning, off-center drilling and thread cutting, inclined and cross-drilling, milling, multi-edge turning, hobbing, tooth milling, deep-hole drilling and slotting, the MS22C-8 brings complex precision part production to a new level.

Three styles for versatile production

The new MS22C-8 in double four-spindle mode actually runs as two machines working with one another simultaneously on a single base. Every second tool station always has simultaneous access to the same tools. When operated as an eight-spindle machine, the drum indexing angle from spindle to spindle is 45°; if the machine operates with two times four spindles, the drum indexing angle is 90°. Results from double four-spindle machining: two finished parts are produced by the machine per work cycle.

In double rear end machining, there are six spindle positions available for front machining the workpiece and two spindle positions for rear end machining, and they all work simultaneously. With this approach, it is possible to machine both ends of a workpiece during two drum indexing cycles.

The INDEX MS22C-8 NC has many applications throughout industries ranging from automotive to medical technology.

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Another HAPPY customer with a PRODUCTION solution from Premier

Another PRODUCTION solution provided by Hwacheon and Premier Machine Tool.

High Productivity Twin Spindle Turning Center from Hwacheon

TTC-10 turning centers have been the preferred choice for many manufacturers around the world. The machines have demonstrated exceptional capabilities by machining many kinds of flanges. Two spindles operate together independently, while easy operation of the workpiece from left side to right is realized. The one piece machine bed design limits thermal distortion and absorbs vibration effectively for high surface quality and precision at high speeds.

Learn more about the PRODUCTION solutions we can provide from Hwacheon. We are proud to be the exclusive distributor for all Hwacheon products for the State of Wisconsin and UP of Michigan

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Another HAPPY customer with a Toolroom solution from Premier

If you have toolroom needs we also have a solution for that from our friends at Sharp.

Sharp Industries, Inc has been supplying high quality machine tools to the U S industries for over 38 years. The name SHARP stands for enduring precision and long lasting machine tool life. A statement that defines not only the machines we manufacture and sell, but also the very spirit of our company. Over the years, we have grown into a finely tuned machine tool manufacturer. As our product line expanded, so has our ability to inventory, ship, and support all the machines we sell.

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Another HAPPY customer with a solution from Premier

The TRAUB TNL32-11 is the latest addition to the successful TRAUB TNL32 sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe series. Its signature feature is a front working attachment mounted on a cross-slide which raises the number of linear axes on the machine to eleven. This means the machine can perform simultaneous machining with three fully independent tools. This saves machining time – especially for components with a high proportion of drilling.

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The INDEX Group is one of the leading precision CNC turning machine manufacturers worldwide. The products of INDEX and TRAUB include single-spindle to multi-spindle to sliding headstock machines. Completing parts in one set-up is typical for INDEX and TRAUB machines. The corporate headquarters is located in Esslingen, Germany, with subsidiaries located around the world.

 

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When you needed a Large Horizontal Machining Solution, look no further than the best that Niigata offers.

The HN-S Series incorporates the most innovative technology available today on horizontal machining centers. These machines boast a new “Hybrid Style” design that features an ultra-rigid roller guide system on the X and Z axes that allows for maximum machine rigidity. The Y axis features a linear boxway system that provides unparallel vibration dampening at the tool point to improve accuracy and increase tool life. The new NIIGATA HN-S Series is the new leader in metalworking technology.

The HN1000S Features:

   -Hybrid machining with combination of linear roller and boxway guide system.

   -Speed, stability, vibration dampening are achieved at 40m/min or 1574 ipm.

   -Heavy duty with high torque geared head spindle is standard.

   -Wide range of spindle choices – standard, quill or bar, extreme high torque and 15,000 rpm 60 hp.

Learn more about the best Horizontals from Niigata from your only source in Wisconsin and UP of Michigan.

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Leading the small lathe market- Hwacheon HiTech 230 out-specs the competition

The New Standard for 8-10" Lathe Faithful to the Basics the Hwacheon Hi-TECH 230 provides more reliable machining performance based on excellent machine rigidity and upgraded specifications compared to the existing 8-10" lathes with box-way structure and provides greatly enhanced user convenience and maintainability. The Y-axis model has Y-axis stroke of up to ±60 mm (±2.36 inch), the largest in class.

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Kuraki: Making the BEST Boring Mill Performance Affordable

Kuraki purchase a piece of perfection.

KURAKI is always expanding its Horizontal Boring & Milling Machine lineup──optimal for machining large, heavy-duty workpieces──to meet the ever-changing requirements experienced by our customers. Our technologies ensure satisfaction in every aspect of our machines, exemplified by rigidity and high accuracy, thus producing repeated customer business.

Learn more about Kuraki’s unparalleled commitment to Horizontal boring milling machine technology.

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Happy 4th of July from all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest

From all of us at Premier Machine Tool Midwest we wish everyone a safe and fun independence Holiday this July 4th. To all the men and women who have or are protecting our independence we are sincerely grateful and thankful to all of you for the freedom we enjoy.

Happy 4th of July to all!

To our customers, if you have any machinery issues during the holiday you know how to get a hold of us and we will be happy to help in any way we can.

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Your opportunity to get a great machine from INDEX Traub!

C100 and C200 – automatic bar stock machining with Fanuc 31i-B!

Automatic turning machine – for faster machining - Ideal for bar stock machining and complex workpieces.

Machine highlights - Your benefits

   -Simultaneous machining using 2 or 3 turrets

   -High acceleration (1g) and high rapid traverses (60 m/min)

   -Workpiece carrier with Y-axis available on main and counter spindles

   -2 powerful motor spindles of identical design

   -Very good vibration damping due to INDEX SingleSlide

   -Maximum parts variety through 3 turrets and 42 tools

   -Already included: the operating system iXpanel - i4.0 ready with 18.5” touch screen and INDEX C200 sl based on Siemens S840D sl

C100 has 42mm bar capacity and the C200 handles 65mm bar. Both feature simultaneous machining using three turrets and two Y axes on main and counter spindles. Fast operators for a great price!

The full featured Fanuc 31iB control means users can enjoy INDEX productivity and precision with Fanuc ease of use. Besides the C 100, INDEX is also offering the Fanuc control on the C 200, ABC, and G200.

With three 14-position tool turrets and identical main and counter spindles, the space-saving INDEX C100s are designed for fast, cost-competitive production of medium complexity parts turned parts from bar stock from 30-42mm diameter. Ideal for small to medium lot sizes, the three-turret machines deliver high performance within a small floor space and are targeted to handle fixed headstock work often run on Swiss-type machines.

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Next Development from Grob – Milling/Turning Technology

Next development from GROB: milling/turning technology

   Turning technology has been integrated by GROB into the existing standalone machining centers as a continuous development of the milling technology. The milling-turning is capability is achieved by a rotary table than can rotate.

   Therefore, complete machining by milling and turning in one clamping is possible. This means less time required and higher accuracy due to the omission of set up times. Investment costs and space requirement in the production area can be reduced due to the combination of the two technologies. The unit costs are therefore also reduced.

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Dr. David Borst speaks with A.J. Schweda of Premier Machine Tool Midwest on Wisconsin's Weekend Morning News on WTMJ 620AM

Dr. David Borst speaks with A.J. Schweda of Premier Machine Tool Midwest on Wisconsin's Weekend Morning News on WTMJ 620AM

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Another Great Dealer Meeting at Hwacheon Machinery America last week.

For more than 65 years, Hwacheon Machinery has been a world leading developer of high-quality, highly productive, durable machining solutions for precision milling and turning applications. Mechanical craftsmanship, technical leadership, the toughest machine tool quality standards, a global presence, and excellence in service ensure our customers a consistent advantage in productivity. Hwacheon Machinery will work every day to earn customer confidence.

Premier is proud to be one of the top two dealers of Hwacheon products in the entire United States. We offer not only great products from Hwacheon but also exceptional service and support for one of the world’s best machine tool builders.

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The Popular “Premier Post” Spring/Summer addition is now available

Please check out the latest edition of the PREMIER POST- Spring/Summer (Click here)

We hope you enjoy the newsletter and learn more about our new partner, Index Traub and all their great production turning solutions. Plus, the partnership that we have formed with the Arrowhead High School Design Engineering Center to help the students learn more about manufacturing. Our partner, Hwacheon provided a VMC & CNC Turning center for their facility. Also read about some great new products from Grob, O-M, Kira, Niigata, and JOBS. These are companies that are vertically integrated and have made a big commitment to the US market to help protect you the customer.

Learn how “Productivity Starts here” with the products and solutions from Premier Machine Tool.

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Index Traub- The Leader in Multi Spindle CNC Machines

MSLine: Multispindle CNC Automatics

INDEX multispindle automatics--the world’s first and most produced--combine the advantages of CNC technology with the productivity of cam-controlled machines.

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They can be used not only for series production of a wide range of precision parts but also for small series due to their extremely short setup time. In every application, these multispindle automatics deliver low piece-costs to the user.

The trademark INDEX air-cooled spindle drum is heart of the versatile machine with 6 or 8 fully independent 10,000 rpm spindles. Two CNC tool carriers per spindle, configurable in X, Y, And Z, plus synchronous spindles for backworking permit unlimited machining possibilities.

INDEX Multis with driven tools, C axis and Y axis make possible off-center drilling and threading, inclined drilling, cross drilling, contour milling, hobbing, multi-edge turning and more.

The MSLine can be configured to match your requirements with rear-end machining, a double-three, a double-four 6- and 8-spindle designs.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is your exclusive Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan dealer for all Index Traub products. Learn more today from your solution providers.

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Throw Back Thursday: Our first Blog Post back in 2013 - Niigata Horizontal machining centers with DELIVERIES before YEAR-END.

With June upon us, we look to our first blog post on our new website from back in 2013 and it still applies today. We have Niigata Horizontal Machining Centers with deliveries before the end of 2018. Contact us today but first enjoy our old post about Niigata.

Niigata HMCs have proven themselves industry-wide, world-wide! Their robust design and construction make them ideal for even the most demanding metal cutting challenges. Choose from box way and linear guide way designs or our industry exclusive Combination Box and Linear machines. All Niigata HMCs are ideal for cell and FMS expansion, so they grow as your needs do. A host of available model and variations such as BAR spindle and U-Axis further expand machining options and applications. We are excited to announce we have machines in 630mm, 800mm, 1000mm and 1250mm in Stock ready for year-end delivery to take advantage of Sec 179.

Premier Machine Tool Midwest is your exclusive Wisconsin & Upper Peninsula Michigan dealer for Niigata Machine Tools.

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System 3R offer Automation Solutions that you can expand with your needs

Modular platform.

System 3R offer automation solutions with industrial robots, both stationary and rail versions within the Die & Mold and Precision Production sector.

Fanuc solutions covers applications in terms of …

… transfer weight from 70-700 kg (154lbs- 1543lbs)

… radial reach, up to 3 400 mm (7,500lbs)

… complexed transfer movements

... parts handling

   Whatever the Automation requirement, the Fanuc solution can be tailored to serve your needs: customer-specific solutions.

   Modern technology & smart technical solutions using standardized modules allow for cost-effective yet flexible Automation

   User-friendly cell management software:

   complex Automation made easy!

   Everything from your single source supplier: GF Machining Solutions plus your local automation experts from Premier Machine Tool

   Achieve greater return on your investment!

Begin with a single machine and small magazine capacity.

Add a second machine and a rotary magazine for more capacity

Place the Fanuc on rails and add magazine capacity to serve additional machines, or start with a similar solution from the beginning.

As you grow you can tailor your cell to serve your needs

Premier is your Solution Provider for all your Automation needs and we are very proud to work with System 3R and all the solutions they offer!

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ROMER Absolute Arm with external scanner from Hexagon

Modular high-end scanning platform.

The ROMER Absolute Arm with external scanner is designed for the high-performance laser scanner HP-L-20.8 from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

The ROMER Absolute Arm with external scanner is the high-end laser scanning platform designed for the HP-L-20.8 laser scanner from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. With HP-L-20.8, the ROMER Absolute Arm offers first-class performance on the most complex surface types. Automatic laser control means that multiple surface colours can be scanned in a single pass. Thanks to the HP-L-20.8’s unique flying dot technology, the scan width and point density are entirely variable, allowing the user to guarantee maximum scan detail where it’s needed most.

All models of the ROMER Absolute Arm are available in three levels of accuracy, allowing you to select the right measuring arm for your application requirements and budget. The 73 Series and 75 Series arms offer excellent price/performance ratios for everyday metrology operations, while the 77 Series – the most accurate ROMER Absolute Arm ever produced – is ideal for specialist or high-end measurement applications.

Increasing productivity across all industries.

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SORALUCE: Think Ahead Milling, Boring and Turning

SORALUCE provides solutions at the forefront of machining

Inspired by innovation, SORALUCE leads the future of the sector by creating value for its customers, setting new standards in milling, boring and turning.

A wide range of products, solutions and services allow SORALUCE to supply from the individual machine to complete manufacturing lines that integrate turnkey machining solutions.

SORALUCE assumes technological leadership with its concept of Home of Innovation

Our technological developments improve the efficiency, the productivity, the accuracy and the customization capacity of the machining processes of our customers, taking care of all aspects during in the process.

See more at their Website (Click here)

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Medical Screws are NO PROBLEM to manufacture fast on the INDEX Traub TNL20 CNC Lathe

Hey Wisconsin Medical Customers, you should look at the Index Traub TNL20 for Manufacturing Medical Screws

The new sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe TRAUB TNL20 offers users even more productivity, precision, and automation to the TNL line. It can be equipped to use up to four tools simultaneously. An optional robot cell integrated in the machine is available for automated loading of blank shafts or preformed workpieces. The machine will be of interest to the connector and medical manufacturing users.

(Watch Medical Screw Machining video)

The TNL20 comes in two versions:

   The TNL20-9, which has nine linear axes, two turrets (each with 8 stations, max. 12,000 rpm, 2.0 kW), a back working attachment (4 stations), and an autonomous counter spindle. The TNL20-9 can deploy three tools simultaneously, resulting in increased productivity.

   The TNL20-11 is equipped with an additional front working attachment (6 stations, 3 of which are live, max. 12,500 rpm, 2.0 kW) on an autonomous X/Z slide. Through interpolation of the H indexing axis of the front working attachment with the X-axis of the autonomous compound slide, Y machining operations or tool offsets can also be easily performed with the front working attachment on the main spindle. At this equipment level, it is also possible to produce with up to four tools simultaneously to reduce machining times.

Powerful work spindles

Main and counter spindles (max. 10,000 rpm, 5.5 kW, 17.2 Nm) of the TNL20 are identical and designed as the liquid-cooled module motor spindles.

The work spindle includes a clearance in the draw tube of 29 mm, allowing the use of a standing reduction tube for bar stock diameters up to 20 mm. This ensures excellent guide quality that supports the precision of the machined part. The guide bushings used in the TNL20 in sliding headstock operation are identical with those of its predecessor machine, the TNL18. The lathe can be converted in just a few minutes from fixed headstock to sliding headstock turning.

Extensive tool complement

With its additional front working attachment, the TNL20-11 has a second upper tool carrier with six stations. Three tool positions are live, one is equipped with a double holder. The front working attachment has an autonomous compound slide in Z and X, as well as an NC swivel axis. By its interpolation with the X-axis, a Y-axis function can be implemented. This way, the user can adjust his tool to the spindle center by a position offset, helpful for deep-hole drilling.

The back working attachment, which can be added both to the TNL20-9 and the TNL20-11, has been completely redesigned and positioned on the lower turret and includes four tool mountings arranged to avoid interference with other tools during machining. It is easily accessible during machining.

The axes of the lower turret can be coupled with the back working attachment and counter spindle, so that the back working attachment can be used for independent machining. This also contributes to an increase in productivity.

Turn/Mill | TRAUB TNL32-11 | INDEX TRAUBWhile working simultaneously on the main spindle with the two turrets and the front working attachment, the counter spindle can be active at the same time with the back working attachment, so the TNL20-11 can deploy four tools simultaneously and the TNL20-9 three tools at one time.

In all, the TNL20-11 provides a total 26 tool stations. With the use of double and triple holders in the generously designed turrets, users can easily deploy up to 58 tools. The large tool pool allows the machining of complex workpieces and machining of entire part families without tool changes or major setup effort.

Parts handling and automation options

Small parts can be easily and quickly flushed through a tube inserted in the indexing axis of the lower tool carrier onto a conveyor belt on the right of the machine and carried away.

For larger workpieces, an optional two-axis gantry unit moves into the work area with a linear Z-axis and then swings in front of the counter spindle. After the gripper has grabbed the part, the axis retracts. The workpieces are deposited individually.

Long workpieces can be discharged through the counter spindle up to a length of 700 mm.

To assist unattended machining of blank shafts or preformed blanks, a robot cell is integrated into the front of the machine. The robot cell and TNL20 are designed as a unit, and delivered as such.

Consisting of an articulated arm and a vertical pallet storage device with 28 slots, this automation solution allows the user to feed the sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe with parts that are larger than 20 mm in diameter and can unload and store workpieces produced from bar stock in the pallet storage device.

In addition, the robot cell is prepared for integrating a 3D measuring device and other additional process steps, such as deburring, is possible as well. For machine setup, the user releases a lock and slides the cell to the left, which then allows unrestricted access to the machine.

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With over 50 years of experience in building the best double column machines - You should learn more about SNK

SNK has been manufacturing Double Column Machining Centers for over 50 years, with over 5,000 units installed world-wide. RB-M Series Machining Centers deliver productive 5-face, single set-up machining at an affordable price. Rigid double column design and construction assures peak precision and excellent work envelope access. These machines have both an automatic tool changer and right-angle attachment changer. A wide assortment of spindles is available to meet specific machining requirements. In addition to the X,Y & Z axes, a CNC controlled 4th axis (W) expands machining capability and provides exceptional rigidity for rigorous cutting conditions. The generous quill stroke (Z) allows exceptional access to cavities simplifying deep hole cutting.

Features/Benefits

5-Face, Single Set-Up Machining

-1 degree indexing (standard) expands multi-face machining capability

-Reduces set-up time - boosts productivity

-Maintains geometries for optimum precision

-Wide assortment of special attachments available including universal, 30 degree inclined and more

Affordably Priced

-Fast return on investment

Rigid Double Column Design and Construction

-Optimum machine rigidity for rigorous machining

-Superb accuracy and finish capability

-Easy access to work table simplifies set-up

Automatic Tool Changer and Right Angle Attachment Changer

-Streamlines 5-face machining operations

Wide Assortment of Spindles

-High-speed, High-power, High-torque

CNC Controlled 4th Axis (W)

-Allows expanded machining capability with added rigidity

Generous Quill Stroke

-Ideal for deep pocket machining and tall workpieces

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