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A Hyundai-Kia turning centre supplied by Ward CNC is enabling Roballo Engineering, a manufacturer of slewing bearings, to enhance its cost effectiveness and levels of production flexibility.

The machine is allowing the company, which produces slewing bearings measuring up to 2.8m in diameter, to bring the manufacture of components in house.

The Hyundai-Kia SKT-300M’s C-axis and driven tooling are highlighted by Peterlee-based Roballo’s works manager, Joe Peacock, as being major features of the overall machine specification, price and support package that saw Ward CNC win the order.

He said: ‘Importantly, we are finding that the machine’s driven tools are proving especially beneficial for the single setup work we require.

‘Like every manufacturing engineering company, we have taken a very close look at everything we do and part of that process has seen a lot of previously subcontracted work brought back in house.

‘In the case of the Hyundai-Kia turning centre, this has meant a lot of one-hit turn/mill/drill components that are for our slewing bearings, which can measure up to 2.8m in diameter,’ added Peacock.

The 90mm-bar-capacity Hyundai-Kia SKT-300M has a maximum turning diameter and length of 500mm and 660mm respectively.

The machine has a spindle speed of 3,000rev/min (22/18.5kW motor) and has a 12-tool station tool turret driven at 5.5/3.7kW to achieve 4,000rev/min.

Travels in X and Z are 290mm and 750mm respectively, with corresponding rapid traverse rates of 20m/min and 24m/min.

Control is by Fanuc 21iTB CNC with Manual Guide-I routines.

TW Ward CNC Machinery

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