Bridgeport GX 1000 OSP Fourth-Axis Rotary Table Options
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Hardinge Workholding Division
One Hardinge Dr.
Elmira, NY, 14902
Press release date: March 8, 2012
Hardinge and Bridgeport make it easy to select and connect a rotary device to the vertical machining center for precision fourth-axis parts positioning. Hardinge fourth-axis rotary tables will increase the machine capability with rapid positioning speeds and fast job changeover. The rigid design characteristics of the machine and the quick-change spindle nose design of the rotary device offer a rugged and flexible fourth-axis machining option.
The Bridgeport GX 1000 OSP high-performance machining center is unique to the Bridgeport family of mills as it incorporates the Okuma OSP P200 CNC control, encoders, motors, and drives. The GX 1000's popularity has risen over the years as a true workhorse in the industry, and with the addition of the OSP P200 control, this machine offers even more performance capabilities. The advanced architecture of the OSP-P200 NC control enables access to almost any application and peripheral, including factory management systems, and will interface with bar coders, feeders, robots, probes and tool setters to help streamline production.
The stiff and thermally stable spindle, rigid C-frame fixed column design, and fixed pre-tensioned double nut ball screws on all axes of the machining center, provide superior rigidity, accuracy and repeatability. Hardinge provides a smooth integration of their precision rotary tables into the GX 1000 OSP, to operate in a fully interpolated fashion with the other axes of the machine.
Hardinge rotary packages include the Okuma motor and cables to connect via fourth-axis to the new, pre-wired Bridgeport GX 1000 vertical machining center with an OSP control. The new Bridgeport VMC must be prewired to accept the rotary package. Rotary systems can also be operated using just the Hardinge servo control if true fourth-axis is not required.
Hardinge has a large selection of rotary products that are compatible with the Bridgeport GX 1000 OSP machining center including single and multi-spindle units. Hardinge rotary products incorporate an A2-4, A2-5 or 5C threaded-nose collet-ready spindle that will accept collets, expanding collets, step chucks and chucks (as well as the traditional faceplate) to expand part gripping capabilities and improve part accuracies. The generous 44.09 x 21.25" machine table provides plenty of room for a rotary table and a vise to allow maximum job flexibility.
Together Hardinge and Bridgeport provide a reliable, versatile and flexible package to take on multiple machining applications. For more information, request document #2383-OSP by calling our Workholding group at 800-843-8801.
About Hardinge Inc.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding Machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. The Company's products are distributed to most of the industrialized markets around the world with approximately 74% of the 2011 sales outside of North America. Hardinge has a very diverse international customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others.. The Company has manufacturing operations in the United States, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China. Hardinge's common stock trades on NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol, "HDNG." For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com
Hardinge Inc., One Hardinge Drive, PO Box 1507, Elmira, New York 14902-1507 USA Phone: 800-843-8801; Fax: 607-734-8819; E-mail: email@example.com