To achieve quality and efficiency, manufacturers refine their processes to use as few steps as possible. Even with high amounts of material removal, parts should deliver the required level of quality without additional handling.

Material challenges

Packaging uses various materials, including steels, HRC steels and aluminum alloys. Manufacturers want to achieve cost-efficient roughing and finishing, high-speed machining with thermal stability and reliable precision through dynamic machining.

Stiff bearing arrangements and optional spindle shaft interlocks master these challenges, enabling shops to mill, grind and even turn. Software options improve the machining process further.

Our market-oriented solutions

Step-Tec HVC 140 platform

The HVC 140 spindle platform achieves high precision and surface quality on molds for items from bottles to boxes, with good power and torque in housing diameters as small as 140 mm. Achieve very precise finishes when milling and grinding with a stiff bearing design backed with P2-quality bearings. This platform offers the highest-possible availability through our Spindle Exchange Program (SEP).

The HVC 140 Tool Maker spindle machines medium-sized parts with high surface quality, with a maximum speed of 42,000 rpm and 13 kW (S6 40%) of power.

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.

The HVC/HPC 150 Tool Maker spindle finishes parts with high precision and quality, with a maximum speed of 36,000 rpm and 33 kW (S6 40%) of power.

Step-Tec HPC 190 platform

The HPC 190 Spindle platform for roughing and finishing of precision parts and for part production provides power, torque and speed for a cost-sensitive industry, 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.

The HPC 190 One Touch spindle can mill, grind and turn, rough and finish, all in a single clamping, with a maximum speed of 20,000 rpm, 36 kW (S6 40%) of power and 120 Nm (S6 40%) of torque.