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Compact High Speed Vertical Machining Center

Sharp Industries, Inc. of Torrance, CA, has introduced a line of compact linear guideway vertical machining centers with high spindle speed (up to 20,000 RPM, direct drive), fast rapid traverse and small footprint.

The compact size model SVL2416 has X, Y, Z travel of 24" x 16" x 18", different spindle speeds (10,000, 12,000, 15,000 and 20,000 RPM) for various applications. The CAT-40 spindle motor delivers up to 10 HP of power at 30 min. rating. The machine can be equipped with FANUC 0i-MD control or the Siemens SINUMERIK 828 control that has the "Shop Mill" conversational style programming. USB ports and embedded Ethernet are located at the control panel for easy transfer of machining data. Electric cabinet heat exchanger, rigid tapping and an electronic handwheel (MPG) are included in the standard features.

The productivity package also includes a hand held coolant gun for washing the work piece and the inside of the machine enclosure, an air blower nozzle for cutting dry, and an air gun to clear chips on the workpiece. It also includes the ATC air reserve tank with alarm to stabilize the incoming air pressure and volume, plus the spindle oil chiller that provides refrigerated oil circulating around the spindle to draw heat from it to control the thermal expansion due to the high speed spindle. Optional accessories to improve productivity include: rotary table, coolant through spindle, glass scales, tool probe and tool setter.

The machine construction consists of Meehanite casting components, a fully enclosed metal enclosure with over-sized, removable side doors, high precision linear roller ball system, and double anchored, pre-tensioned double nut ball screws.

For more information contact:

Sharp Industries, Inc.

3501 Challenger Street

Torrance, CA 90503


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