Heavyweight machining on a Millturn from WFL

In this TECtalks episode from Austrian machine tool manufacturer WFL, application engineer Manfred Baumgartner discusses exactly what's required to machine a 60 ton component such as parts for gas, steam and wind turbines, rollers and crankshafts. 

WFL Millturn machines can process components up to 60 tons in weight, 14m in length and diameters up to 2m. Even better, because all machining and measurement operations can be conducted on a single Millturn and heavy components can be processed with just a few clamping operations, optimum efficiency is guaranteed.

Large, heavy componets have a tendency to sag because of the extreme weight. In fact, the sag of a 60 ton turbine shaft is so great, it needs to be taken into account when clamping the workpiece. This variable can then be compensated for via the correct design of the clamping device and appropriate clamping method.

FEM calculations can be used to precisely determine how the workpiece can be correctly clamped and supported. WFL uses either a rolling or hydrostatic steady rest to achieve these objectives. 

In the UK, WFL machines are sold and supported by Kyal Machine Tools. 

Kyal Machine Tools


Related Articles

Technology collaboration

The MTC in Coventry is exhibiting the Porsche 919 Hybrid racing car in its reception area until the start of the MACH show when it will move to the DMG Mori stand at the NEC in hall 5 on stand 5610.
8 years ago Features

Loads better

Mills CNC reports that it is increasingly being approached by manufacturers to help design and implement what, in many instances are innovative manufacturing turnkey and process improvement solutions.
8 years ago Features
Most recent Articles

Group Rhodes goes for growth in its 200th year

Group Rhodes, a Wakefield-based OEM active in the metalforming, composite forming and heavy ceramic sectors, has significantly expanded its workforce over the last six months to meet the needs of its ever-growing customer base across its four divisions.
1 day ago News

AI advances for CAM programming

In this Q&A, Dr Andy Cheadle, chief technology officer at CloudNC discusses the latest advances of its CAM Assist manufacturing software, designed to end the bottleneck created by manual CAM programming.
1 day ago Features

Login / Sign up