Vertical Turning Centers feature hydrostatic wear-free guides.

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Available in 6 models with table sizes from 800–2,500 mm, V Series features hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting. Infinitely adjustable cross rail is a programmable positioning axis able to handle wide range of parts. Dual scale feedback delivers precision and ensures parallelism, while hydraulic cylinder elevation adds 225,000 lb of mechanical clamping force per side. Machines come standard with through-the-tool coolant, 116 psi flood coolant, and 12-position tool storage disk.

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Fives Giddings & Lewis Introduces New V Series Vertical Turning Center Product Line

Fives Giddings & Lewis introduces V Series machining center in six models, with table sizes ranging from 800 mm to 2500 mm, have a hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting and produce less friction for improved part finish.

The hydrostatic wear-free guides require less maintenance. The infinitely adjustable cross rail is a programmable positioning axis able to handle a wide range of parts and minimize ram extension. Dual scale feedback delivers precision and ensures parallelism while the hydraulic cylinder elevation adds secure 1000 kN (225,000 lb) of mechanical clamping force per side.

The Giddings & Lewis VLock tooling system provides a stiff interface for modular tooling adaptors, long cutting tools and the optional heavy-duty right angle milling attachment.  Modular turning tools more than double the taper stiffness at loads up to 1800 Nm. Standard modular tools offer significant savings over the proprietary vertical lathe tooling offered on most vertical lathes.

Through-the-tool coolant and 8 bar (116 psi) flood coolant is standard, as is a 12-position tool storage disk. Options include 70-bar (1015-psi) high-pressure coolant and an 18-tool storage disk. Other options include tool and part probes to increase utilization and ensure part quality, and enclosures from standard to fully enclosed.

About Fives in Metal Cutting | Composites

Fives designs and supplies machine tool and complete manufacturing solutions in a broad range of industrial sectors.

With a strong foundation based upon renowned legacy names such as Cincinnati, Giddings & Lewis, Forest-Liné, Liné Machines and Rouchaud, Fives is recognized as the preeminent provider of outstanding manufacturing solutions which are at the heart of its customers’ performance.

Fives Metal Cutting | Composites dedicated teams – approximately 1200 people in over 15 countries – serve key industrial markets including aerospace, automotive and truck, heavy equipment, oil and gas, rail, wind, energy and general machining. With manufacturing and support operations strategically located worldwide, Fives and its Metal Cutting & Composites businesses offer comprehensive lines of equipment and technologies including automated assembly, laser welding and cutting, turning, milling, composites processing and software with the associated support services (maintenance, spare parts, retrofit, overhauling and upgrading).

About Fives

Fives is an industrial engineering Group with a heritage of over 200 years of engineering excellence and expertise. Fives designs and supplies machines, process equipment and production lines for the world’s largest industrial groups in various sectors such as aluminum, steel, glass, automotive, logistics, aerospace, cement and energy, in both developing and developed countries.

In all these sectors, Fives designs and manufactures equipment and innovative solutions, which better anticipate and meet the needs of its customers in terms of performance, quality, safety and respect for the environment.

In 2014, Fives achieved a turnover of 1.560 million Euros and employed close to 8,000 people in about thirty countries.


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