Manufacturers need to avoid abusing their machine tools – but when they do need spare parts, they must receive them as quickly as possible to avoid downtime.
Transportation uses various materials, ranging from aluminum alloys to HRC steels and cast iron. Despite dynamic machining, manufacturers need long periods of reliable productivity, stable precision and reliable tool paths. To tackle these challenges, we provide dedicated spindle solutions with software and hardware support for machining.
Our market-oriented solutions
Step-Tec HPC 150 platform
The HVC/HPC 150 spindle platform for extended roughing combines the high speed of the HVC platform with greater power and torque, in housing diameters as small as 150 mm. Its advantages apply to part production with high material removal rates and equally high surface quality. We manufacture the extremely round shafts in house to provide excellent surface finishes, while COOL-Core technology and the Opticool System provide reliability through polar temperature stability. For advanced grinding, add an optional AE sensor.
Step-Tec HPC 190 platform
The HPC 190 spindle platform for roughing and finishing provides power, torque and speed for precision parts including mold and die, aluminum and titanium blisks and blades, in housing diameters as small as 190 mm. We manufacture the extremely round shafts in house to provide excellent surface finishes, while COOL-Core technology and the Opticool System provide reliability through polar temperature stability. This platform offers the highest-possible availability through our Spindle Exchange Program (SEP). To mill, grind and turn in a single clamping, add an optional spindle shaft interlock and AE sensor.
Step-Tec HPC 240 platform
The HPC 240 spindle platform for roughing and finishing of precision parts provides power, torque and speed for a cost-sensitive industry, in housing diameters as small as 240 mm. Its wide range provides an optimal solution for business development, with short spindles for tilting heads to boost efficiency. Twin Air Sealing eases machining of new mud-sensitive materials, including composites, while the spindle shaft interlock enables mill-turn processes.
The HPC 240 spindle is perfectly suited to finishing parts in a single clamping. Mill, grind and turn, finish and rough, with a maximum speed of 18,000 rpm, 38 kW (S6 40%) of power and 202 Nm (S6 40%) of torque.
Step-Tec HPC 290 platform
The HPC 290 spindle platform for roughing and finishing provides the power, torque and speed to achieve high productivity, with housing diameters as small as 290 mm. Its wide coverage handles large structural parts, even with multiple processes, and it holds a radial effort up to 800 Nm with an optional shaft interlock. Platform options include the most-advanced process sensors on the market to achieve the advantages of continuous manufacturing process improvement and regulatory compliance for the aerospace industry.
The HPC 290 Tool Maker spindle machines large tools, with a maximum speed of 15,000 rpm with 366 Nm (S6 40%) of torque.