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  • Example of Automotive Machining ApplicationsKaufman flexible CNC multi-station rotary transfer manufacturing system
  • Controlled by 20-axis ball screw CNC with B-axis pallets

Cast aluminum motorcycle brake calipers for five different models are machined complete on a five-station machine. 28 OP 10 and OP 20 operations are performed including milling, drilling and tapping plus circular interpolation of piston bores and seal grooves to 1.5 CPK criteria.

Automotive Applications


 

  • automotiveKaufman flexible CNC multi-station rotary transfer manufacturing system
  • Controlled by 20-axis ball screw CNC with B-axis pallets on each machine

Two unattended machines in a single cell can machine one cast iron suspension knuckle every 35 seconds. The system machines every knuckle feature – bearing bore upper strut, control arm, lower ball joint, ABS mount, caliper pads and mounting holes. Fully flexible, this heavy-duty equipment machines a right, then a left knuckle. Integrated for automation with robotic loading.

automotive machining center


 

  • automotive Four-division rotary transfer tapping machine
  • Controlled by PLC and lead screw

Tapping or thread rolling stamped steel automotive filter bases plates at a rate up to 3,064 parts per hour.

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  • Kaufman flexible CNC Double ended manufacturing system
  • Controlled by 6-axis ball screw CNC

A family of powdered metal bearing caps are machined to a 1.67 Cpk criteria at production rates of 400 to 530 parts per hour. These parts were supplied to Ford Motor Company and Daimler Chrysler Corp.

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  • Kaufman flexible CNC 3-way manufacturing system
  • Controlled by 9-axis ball screw CNC

A family of powdered metal bearing caps are machined for Honda Motor Company to 1.67 Cpk criteria at production rates of 517 parts per hour.

automotive


automotive

  • Kaufman CNC / PLC multi-station rotary transfer manufacturing system
  • Controlled by a combination of ball screw CNC, hydraulic servo CNC, PLC units

The machine completes an aluminum sand cast thermostat housing in an A & B chucking arrangement at a rate of 109 parts per hour to a 1.67 Cpk criteria.

automotive


Varbros

This Kaufman Model 10ER-24B CNC Filter Plate Tapping Machine includes sixteen interchangeable part nests located in four stations around the dial plate. The machine is equipped with two working stations comprised of a 10ER-2 Tapping Head with a 4 position multiple spindle head assembly, and a four spindle wire brush station to remove burrs from the threads. Parts are automatically loaded into the machine from a bulk type centrifugal feeder with elevator type hopper into a vibratory feed track and escapement assembly. A CNC controlled pick and place unit transfers four parts simultaneously into the part nests and they are automatically ejected into bulk containers upon completion of machining operations. The machine produces over 2300 filter plates per hour.

Varbros

Building rotary transfer multi-station machining centers for metal-cutting industries worldwide.
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