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Large Ram-Type Vertical Turning Center

Doosan Machine Tools America has introduced a series of large capacity, ram-type vertical turning centers. The series is comprised of the PUMA VTR1216 and the PUMA VTR1216M. The VTR1216M is equipped with an additional spindle for milling, providing mill-turn capabilities on one machine tool platform. Both machines offer a number of productivity enhancing features. The one-piece bed with dual chip conveyers improves chip handling and reduces downtime for manual chip removal. Up to four tools can be mounted in quad holders that can be integrated into the tool magazines with capacities available from 12 to 34 stations, increasing the number of total tools for automatic selection and reducing the tool change time while improving productivity. Main table speeds of 60 HP – 400 RPM and live spindle speeds of 20 HP – 3,000 RPM (VTR1216M) offer the power and speeds needed to take advantage of today’s cutting tool technology.

According to Bob Baldizzi, Technical Sales Specialist for Doosan’s large machines, “The system provides 90° indexing on turning tools…

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