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CNC Turning Center for Training

Concept Turn 60 with automatic tailstock (optional)

"The Concept TURN 60 is a high-performance PC-controlled 2-axis CNC turning machine which fully meets industrial standards in terms of construction and is a powerful machine for industrial training," said an EMCO spokesperson.

With the intensifying competition and ever-increasing requirements for quality, productivity and flexibility, demands for well qualified employees also continue to grow. This is where training plays its part: EMCO Industrial Training is a modular training concept to prepare employees for the specific production requirements and provide them with targeted training. EMCO has developed and provides a range of training CNC machine tools, including turning centers and machining centers plus courseware.

The machine base of the CT 60 has been newly designed to provide state-of-the-art training for modern industrial machining. Due to its inclined-bed design and the use of modern profile rail guides, the CT 60 can offer high levels of rigidity and robustness.

The positioning of the tool turret above the center of rotation is also based on industrial machines. The machine's operation with, for example, an enabling switch and operating mode selection switch, demonstrates its industry-oriented design, and all this is based on the current turning machine standard ISO 23125.

Interchangeable Control

Training can be provided on all CNC industry controls that are common on the market due to the concept of interchangeable control. The conversion to another control system is carried out within a minute by calling up the respective software and by simply replacing the controller specific module. Up to eight different control systems can be installed and taught on one single machine.

Easy2Control is a software option that offers control-specific keys for the WinNC controls on a 16:9 full HD screen, including with touch functionality. It is not necessary to manually switch panels anymore with this option because the responding panels are shown on the screen when opening the specific control software.

The various control panels for control and fast access can be switched between via tabs. The control panel for the machine is designed in the form of a mini hardware operating console called "Easy2operate."

As an alternative, the machines can also be controlled directly, without an external PC. The easy to use software EASY CYCLE is EMCO's own software and it is based on cycle programming. The software can be downloaded for free from EMCO's homepage.

"In addition, the EMCO Win3D-View, which offers 3-D simulation, far exceeds the standards of training and even the industry standard," said the spokesperson. This realistic simulation of the machining processes and machine periphery is suitable for training purposes, allowing the trainee to see the manufacturing processes directly on the screen.

Intelligent Courseware

With its new virtual learning environment, EMCO is offering an innovative tool for industrial training and education. The E[MCO] CAMPUS includes over 700 learning maps, videos, interactive achievement tests, explanatory texts and images, and also allows tutors to create individual curricula and dedicated content using an authoring tool. Trainees work through four courses.

All courses have been designed in accordance with professional educational principles and make use of the most appropriate media. Whether a newcomer, machine operator/setter or machining technician, the course contents are designed to match the individual student's level of knowledge. Tests at regular intervals provide students with the necessary feedback on what they have learned at each stage.

Blended Learning / Integrated Learning

The E[MCO] CAMPUS is a suitable way to promote classroom teaching, as the basic principles can be learnt anywhere and at any time, and the learner can then come to the classroom as prepared as possible for further learning.

Currently knowledge of 5-axis technologies and counter spindle applications is increasingly expected by the industry and these areas are therefore taught. Classroom teaching sessions are used for learning new technologies and content, so theoretical basis should be learnt beforehand, and the EMCO CAMPUS supports the students in this. Self-monitoring skills are also promoted: the students are encouraged to adapt their learning phases to their individual needs and continuously monitor whether their learning objectives have been met.

Typical Concept TURN 60 users are industrial training establishments that also manufacture goods, manufacturing companies with apprentices and trainees, factories, watchmakers and jewelry manufacturers, as well as beginners with demanding requirements and motivated CNC technicians who would like further training.

Technical details of the Concept TURN 60:

  • Machine design: Due to its solid and compact inclined-bed design, the machine has a very small footprint, while its warp-resistant box construction ensures high precision. The machine base and headstock are made from grey cast iron.
  • Drive technology: The combination of modern axis drive system with pre-stressed roller guides results in high precision and enhanced performance with minimum wear and improved dynamics.
  • Main spindle: The Lenze drive system for the main spindle provides high rotational speeds at equally high torques with good acceleration times.

Key technical data includes:

  • Spindle bore 16 mm
  • Speed range: 300-4,200 RPM
  • Max. drive power : 1.1 kW
  • Max. X/Z travel 60 / 280 mm
  • Rapid motion speed X/Z 3 m/min
  • No. of tool stations: 8
  • Tool-cross section: 12 x 12 mm.

Available WinNC controls: Sinumerik Operate, Sinumerik 840D / 810D, Sinumerik 810, 820, FANUC Series 31i, FANUC Series 21, FANUC Series 0, Fagor 8055, Emcotronic, Cam Concept, Easy Cycle.

Features and options for Concept TURN 60 include:

  • Mechanical tailstock
  • Minimal quantity lubrication
  • Automatic clamping devices
  • Automatic door and electromechanical tailstock
  • Electronic handwheel
  • Control keyboard with TFT display
  • Robotics interface
  • DNC interface (for integration in FMS and CIM)
  • Machine base with swivel table.

For more information contact:

EMCO Corporation

46850 Magellan Drive, Unit 160

Novi, MI 48377-2448


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