Following our story Monday about MAG’s new “huge” turning center in Wisconsin, we came across a report that the giant turning center game is expanding. Hyundai WIA Machine America Corp. is entering the market with the Big Bore, a 12.5 inch through-hole capacity CNC turning center, American Machinist reports.
The L800A is not as huge as MAG’s VTC, but is designed to handle large cylindrical pieces, specifically for work on the type of piping needed in the petroleum and natural gas mining industries. The Meehanite cast iron bed structure weighs almost 4,000 pounds and sits at a 45-degree slant to “minimize deformation during heavy-duty cuts.”
The unit’s spindle is capable of high rates, up to 700 rpm, and is torque rated at 7,045 N-m and driven by a 60-horsepower motor. The spindle is assembled with a variety of bearings and a double locking system between pulley and bearing to prevent snags during high-speed or heavy-duty operations.
The unit ships with a 12-station turret for a variety of machining operations accessible in a single setup. You can check out more technical specs and pictures of the center on WIA Hyundai’s site here.