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  • WEISSER machine tools with integrated technological concepts are the answer to demands for greater operating speed and increased productivity and process reliability. Shorter cycle times and the associated lower unit costs are the decisive competitive factor especially in high-volume manufacturing.

    WEISSER offers both a comprehensive and versatile machine model portfolio with its UNIVERTOR and VERTOR series as well as special machines and has a wealth of experience in the solution of demanding and complex manufacturing tasks, especially with chuck and shaft turned parts.

Product Portfolio
  • Lathes

      • ARTERY

      • Maximum stability and long-term precision

        With regards to the vibration technology the WEISSER ARTERY distinguishes by an optimized thermo-symmetric design.
        This results in a fluid cooling of all relevant components. The FEM and topology-optimized monobloc-machine column and the slides ensure a high stability. The use of extremely stiff, solidly designed guideways and ball screws minimizes the wear and has a positive effect on the servicing-and maintenance costs.

        Of course the ARTERY is equipped with the original WEISSER synchronous motor spindle with Direct Drive Technology and precision bearing. More than  150 years experience in the development, design engineering and production of motor spindles are included in this component. As customer you benefit from a maximum of process reliability and technical availability as well as from an excellent production quality and maximum productivity.
        The concentricities of main-and counter spindle convince with 0,002 mm (in the average). The swiveling range of the B-axis amounts to ± 110°. The high-performance milling spindle in connection with the Y/B-axis enables quickly and efficiently sophisticated drilling-and milling operations without the use of driven tool holders. Also in continuous operation the ARTERY works precisely with highest spindle accuracy. By the way: the compact cartridge milling spindle (B-axis) can be replaced with a few simple steps and without the cost-intensive work of an electrically skilled person in case of doubt.

        Concept

        • Horizontal precision turning machine
        • Extremely stable guideway and ball screw
        • Maximum stability and long-term precision
        • Multifunctional TurnMill-high-performance center

        Features

        • Pick-up concept
        • Tool carrier with turret
        • Swivel-mounted milling spindle
        • NC-controlled tool changer
        • Complete machining of bars
        • Direct-Wall-Concept
      • UNIVERTOR V400

      • Next generation multifunctional vertical turning center

        Whether medium or large series, whether light or heavy, whether aluminium, cast iron, steel or titanium, whether dry or wet machining – regardless of the production task set, WEISSER covers a wide range of applications with the UNIVERTOR V series. The UNIVERTOR V series offers outstanding manufacturing competence for various workpiece applications at highest productivity, continuous accuracy and finishing precision. In contrast to many other machine tools on the market, the UNIVERTOR V series convinces by an outstanding performance and excellent precision within this machine category. Due to its high machine stability, the series is predestined for hard turning. Short cycle time allow high quantities and a maximum of economic efficiency. High production quality is achieved through sophisticated complete machining. Therefore, WEISSER combines the manufacturing processes specified for the respective applications with the original WEISSER Pick-Up system (patented) and customer-specific automation concepts to a perfect, process-reliable system solution.

        Conceptional advantages

        • Proven quality through 100% evolution of the proven AM series
        • Simplified chuck change due to large working chamber opening and defined chuck change position
        • Faster process times due to modular design
        • Large work area and long traverse paths with compact machine external dimensions
        • Optimum setup friendliness and short non-pro ductive times thanks to good accessibility, storage options and compact axle geometry in conjunction with improved axle accelerations
        • Additional storage space for tools and utensils directly at the machine
      • DZ-WHEEL

      • As trendsetting multifunctional precision turning center for the highly-productive machining of wheels the DZ-WHEEL convinces by the cycle of OP-functions up to the finished product during the machining process, finish machining included. This is a proof for the unbeatable technological competence and years of experience at the production of high-performance machining centers for the production of wheels.

        Due to its first-class machine stability and the damping characteristics the DZ WHEEL line is very stable for the heavy roughing and thus suitable for the hard turning.
        Shortest cycle times enable high quantities and a maximum of efficiency as well as time saving.

        Concept

        • Vertical pick-up machine design with versatile process integration possibilities
        • Loading, unloading and clamping of workpieces take place during the machining process of the complete machining of wheels in 75- s cycle.
        • Space-saving machine concept with high square footage productivity is for the robot loading and the integration in production cells-and lines perfectly adaptable
      • UNIVERTOR AC

      • The compact machine models of the UNIVERTOR AC series are ideal for machining chuck turned parts such as transmission gears or sliding sleeves with a diameter of up to 150 mm and a maximum length of 100 mm.

        This series consists of very fast multifunctional single or twin spindle pick-up lathes in a modular design with vertical spindle-slide layout.

        The machines are designed to be flexible and are ideally suited for piece-cost-effective complete machining of various lot sizes while meeting extremely high quality standards. Right or left machine configuration versions allow ideal adaptation to the production flow.

        Highly productive simultaneous processing on a single machine with two powerful disc turrets (4 axes) or several grinding spindles enables smart technology processes with high potential savings.

        The twin-spindle UNIVERTOR AC-2, allows simultaneous machining of two workpieces or the machining of a workpiece in two clampings. It is identical to the UNIVERTOR AC-1 in terms of modularity and flexibility.

        The option of integrating such innovative processes such as rotational turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling results in a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results. A frequent application area for the AC-1 is hard fine machining using the original WEISSER rotational turning process.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Single or twin spindle version (AC-1/AC-2)
        • Handling of workpieces with an integrated turnover station for short loading and unloading times during machining
        • Turning and milling turret with dynamic direct drive up to 9,500 rpm
        • 4-axis complete machining

        Features

        • Pick-up concept
        • Compact installation surface
        • Integrated handling of parts
        • Rotational turning
        • Hard turning and grinding in one machine
      • UNIVERTOR AE

      • Modular end processing machine with the original WEISSER pick-up system. Instead of a basic slide with a motor spindle, a modified, movable assembly slide with rugged centrical clamp is used to accommodate shaft-type workpieces such as transmission shafts and crank shafts. Thus, no additional robotic or portal solutions are required, the machine loads itself.

        The application area of the UNIVERTOR AE is economic cutting and centring to allow precise pick-up of the workpieces in subsequent process steps. such as pre-processing for subsequent soft or hard turning, rotational turning or four-axis turning.

        The design which includes robust crown turrets enables turning, milling, drilling and deep-hole drilling of the shaft ends by using to power tools. The horizontal axis of the machine is equipped with a linear direct drive.

        In addition to the excellent dynamics and high rapid speeds, the UNIVERTOR AE also has very good damping properties and thus an excellent accuracy performance.

        In combination with the UNIVERTOR AS for hard machining and the universal UNIVERTOR AS/4 for 4-axis soft machining, the complete machining of shafts is implemented in a highly efficient manner.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Automatic loading with the integrated pick-up system
        • Powerful centrical clamp for reliable fixation of the blank parts
        • Turning, centring, cutting, drilling and milling of shaft ends with up to 24 tools
        • Deep-hole drilling up to 20xD
        • Combinable with the UNIVERTOR AS for wave production

        Features

        • Pick-up concept
        • Centrical clamp
        • Crown turret
        • Deep-hole drilling
        • Linear direct drive
      • UNIVERTOR AE-T

      • Modular end processing machine with the original WEISSER pick-up system. Instead of a basic slide with a motor spindle, a modified, movable assembly slide with rugged centrical clamp is used to accommodate shaft-type workpieces such as transmission shafts and crank shafts. Thus, no additional robotic or portal solutions are required, the machine loads itself.

        The application area of the UNIVERTOR AE is economic cutting and centring to allow precise pick-up of the workpieces in subsequent process steps. such as pre-processing for subsequent soft or hard turning, rotational turning or four-axis turning.

        The design which includes robust crown turrets enables turning, milling, drilling and deep-hole drilling of the shaft ends by using to power tools. The horizontal axis of the machine is equipped with a linear direct drive.

        In addition to the excellent dynamics and high rapid speeds, the UNIVERTOR AE also has very good damping properties and thus an excellent accuracy performance.

        In combination with the UNIVERTOR AS for hard machining and the universal UNIVERTOR AS/4 for 4-axis soft machining, the complete machining of shafts is implemented in a highly efficient manner.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Automatic loading with the integrated pick-up system
        • Powerful centrical clamp for reliable fixation of the blank parts
        • Turning, centring, cutting, drilling and milling of shaft ends with up to 24 tools
        • Deep-hole drilling up to 20xD
        • Combinable with the UNIVERTOR AS for wave production

        Features

        • Pick-up concept
        • Centrical clamp
        • Crown turret
        • Deep-hole drilling
        • Linear direct drive
      • UNIVERTOR AH-T

      • Originally designed as trendsetting machine concept for the economic production of aluminum wheels, the UNIVERTOR AH-T can convince at the high-precision machining of other workpieces up to a diameter of 400mm. The machining of two machining operations during production time enables shortest cycle times. The machine stability as well as the first-class damping characteristics provide for a very high long-term precision.

        Concept

        • Vertical pick-up machine design with versatile process integration possibilities
        • Loading-and unloading takes place during production time to the complete machining in 2 clampings
        • High square footage productivity by the compact machine concept
      • UNIVERTOR AM

      • The compact machine models of the UNIVERTOR AM series are ideally suited for machining chuck turned parts such as transmission gears for commercial vehicles, crown wheels, flanges or pistons with a diameter of up to 500 mm and a maximum length of 350 mm.

        This series consists of very fast multifunctional single or twin spindle pick-up lathes in a modular design with vertical spindle-slide layout.

        The machines are designed to be flexible and are ideally suited for piece-cost-effective complete machining of various lot sizes while meeting extremely high quality standards. Right or left machine configuration versions allow ideal adaptation to the production flow.

        The difference to the UNIVERTOR AC series lies in the greater working strokes and higher spindle-drive lines, by which the processing dimensions of the workpieces are changed. Larger clamping devices can be used.

        Highly productive simultaneous processing on a single machine with two powerful disc turrets (4 axes) or several grinding spindles enables smart technology processes with high potential savings.

        The twin-spindle UNIVERTOR AM-2 allows simultaneous machining of two workpieces or the machining of a workpiece in two set-ups. It is identical to the UNIVERTOR AM-1 in terms of modularity and flexibility.

        The option of integrating such technologies as rotational turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling results in a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results. A frequent application area for the AM-1 is hard fine machining using the original WEISSER rotational turning process.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Single or twin spindle version (AM-1/AM-2)
        • Handling of workpieces with an integrated turnover station for short loading and unloading times during machining
        • Turning and milling turret with dynamic direct drive up to 9,500 rpm
        • 4-axis complete machining
      • UNIVERTOR AM-T

      • The compact machine models of the UNIVERTOR AM-T series are ideally suited for the complete machining of chuck turned parts in two set-ups. These include, among others, crown wheels, differential casings or flange parts with a diameter of up to 420 mm and a maximum height of 350 mm.

        In the working area of the UNIVERTOR AM-T with a vertical spindle-slide layout and multifunctional slide, the workpieces are stepped through the machine according to the transfer principle. The transfer takes place directly from the hanging pick-up spindle into the standing vertical spindle. The turrets, drill heads or multi-function slides which are additionally mounted on the special stand module enable varied processing options.

        Thus, subsequent operations can be realized in one working space with significantly reduced downtime and high-precision transfer between clampings. This guarantees highly accurate shape and position tolerances for the workpieces.

        The machines are designed to be flexible and are ideally suited for piece-cost-effective complete machining of various lot sizes while meeting extremely high quality standards.
        Due to their excellent machine stability and damping properties, the UNIVERTOR AM-T series is not only sturdy enough for roughing, but also suitable for hard turning. Extremely short cycle times allow high quantities and maximum efficiency as well as time savings.

        The option of integrating such innovative technologies as, for example, rotational turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling, results in a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Twin-spindle design with pick-up spindle and vertical counter spindle
        • Multifunctional slide for processing involving drilling and milling
        • High workpiece-change precision due to the transfer system
        • Easy handling of parts
        • Large variety of customization options

        Features

        • Pick-up concept
        • Transfer system
        • High workpiece changing accuracy
        • Compact installation surface
        • Integrated handling of parts
        • Technological modules
      • UNIVERTOR AS

      • The modular single-spindle UNIVERTOR AS with the original WEISSER pick-up system is designed especially for dry machining of gear shafts and crank shafts. It is ideally suited for cost-effective complete processing of various lot sizes while meeting very high standards in terms of cutting technology and quality. Right or left machine configuration versions allow the ideal adaptation to various production flow layouts.

        In addition to the excellent dynamics and high rapid speeds, the UNIVERTOR AS series also has very good damping properties and thus an excellent accuracy performance.

        The cross slide of the UNIVERTOR AS, which carries both the motor spindle and the NC tailstock, is constructed horizontally.  Tailstock and steady rests are NC-controlled. The peak width is available in two sizes: 400 mm and 650 mm of workpiece length.

        The option of technology integration of innovative methods such as rotational turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling causes a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results.

        In combination with the UNIVERTOR AS/4 for 4-axis soft machining, and the universal UNIVERTOR AE cutting and centring machine, complete machining of shafts is implemented very efficiently.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR pick-up series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • the horizontal spindle with tailstock loads and unloads automatically
        • various production modules for process integrations as turning, milling, Rotational Turning or grinding
        • dry machining
        • optional with counter spindle
      • UNIVERTOR AS/4

      • This modular, 4-axis UNIVERTOR AS/4 is designed especially for dry machining of gear shafts and crank shafts. Due to the simultaneous processing with two high-performance disc turrets and steady-rest support, process times are significantly reduced. Tailstock and steady rests are NC-controlled. The peak width is 650 mm workpiece length.

        In addition to the excellent dynamics and high rapid speeds, the UNIVERTOR AS series also has very good damping properties and thus an excellent accuracy performance.

        The result: Significantly reduced cycle times in combination with highest precision and process reliability.

        The integration of other technologies, such as milling and drilling, by means of a dynamic direct-drive turning and milling turret with up to 9,500 rpm causes a significant reduction in internal logistics processes and yields high-precision machining results.

        In combination with the UNIVERTOR AS for hard turning and the universal UNIVERTOR AE cutting and centring machine, the complete machining of shafts is implemented very efficiently.

        The multifunctional precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR series are among the world’s best machine tools in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

      • VERTOR C

      • Modularly designed vertical precision lathe with a fixed motor spindle. VERTOR C machine models are designed to be flexible and are intended for piece-cost-effective multifunctional complete machining of different lot sizes while meeting high demands concerning
        cutting technology and quality.

        The VERTOR C is ideally suited for wet and dry machining of all common rotationally symmetric workpieces with the highest precision, availability and long-term accuracy.

        The machine has excellent accessibility and productivity per unit area. The versions as right or left machine configuration allow adaptation to the production flow as desired.

        Due to the configurable machine design, different technology modules can be assembled:

        • WEISSER HOT system for out-of-round turning, for instance of pistons
        • Y axis with crown turret
        • 4-axis machining
        • Counter-spindle version

        The option of integrating innovative technological procedures, such as out-of-round turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling, results in a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results.

        The multifunctional vertical precision lathes of the VERTOR series are among the best machine tools world-wide in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Machining of chuck-held turned parts or shafts with tailstock and steady rest support
        • 4-axis version for shorter machining times
        • Driven tools
        • Optimized for manual loading

        Features

        • Out-of-round turning
        • Compact installation surface
        • Manual or robotic loading
        • Various technology modules
      • VERTOR M

      • Modularly designed vertical precision lathe with a fixed motor spindle. VERTOR M machine models are designed to be flexible and are intended for piece-cost-effective multifunctional complete machining of different lot sizes while meeting high demands concerning
        cutting technology and quality.

        The VERTOR M is ideally suited for wet and dry machining of all common rotationally symmetric workpieces with the highest precision, availability and long-term accuracy.

        The machine has excellent accessibility and productivity per unit area. The versions as right or left machine configuration allow adaptation to the production flow as desired.

        Due to the configurable machine design, different technology modules can be assembled:

        • WEISSER HOT system for out-of-round turning
        • Y axis with crown turret
        • 4-axis machining
        • Counter-spindle version

        The option of integrating innovative technological procedures, such as out-of-round turning, hard turning, grinding, drilling or milling, results in a significant reduction of internal logistics processes and yields extremely precise machining results.

        In comparison to the VERTOR C model, the VERTOR M version enables the machining of larger workpieces up to a diameter of 250 mm. For workpieces of up to a diameter of 500 mm, the VERTOR H is used. Both sizes have the same design benefits as the VERTOR C.

        The multifunctional vertical precision lathes of the VERTOR series are among the best machine tools world-wide in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Machining of chuck-held turned parts or shafts with tailstock and steady rest support
        • 4-axis version for shorter machining times
        • Driven tools

        Features

        • Dry machining
        • Compact installation surface
        • Various technology modules
      • VERTOR EC

      • The VERTOR EC is the perfect solution for vertical complete machining of shafts. The outstanding user benefit is due to the integration of two machines into one
        – specifically in the multifunctional combination of shaft and ends machining.

        Key features of this solution

        • Vertical 4-axis shaft machining
        • Smart solution of a complete end machining including face milling and pilot drilling
        • Simultaneous performance of multiple process steps at both shaft ends
        • Soft turning of shafts with minimal cycle times for high accuracy requirements
        • Producing offset-free surface quality
        • Tailstock and steady rests are NC-controlled

        Based on the VERTOR M, the VERTOR EC provides the same design benefits, such as modular design, multifunctional machining and high productivity per unit area.

        The multifunctional vertical precision lathes of the VERTOR series are among the best machine tools world-wide in their class in terms of working speed, availability, stability and reliability.

        Concept

        • Machining of shafts with tailstock and steady rest support
        • Complete end-of-shaft machining
        • 4-axis version for shorter machining times
        • Driven tools

        Features

        • Complete machining in one machine
        • 4 axis machining
        • NC-tailstock and steady rest
        • Compact installation area
    • Technology

        • Vertical turning

        • As the first machine tool company WEISSER presented the vertical turning with pick-up-machines (also called vertical pick-up turning). Thereby the focus was on loading and unloading of workpieces as well as on the integration of further processes as drilling and milling.

          With our VERTOR-lines we turn vertically with a fixed spindle. Loading can be made manually, automated or with a crane in case of big heavy workpieces.

        • Rotational turning

        • WEISSER is the first machine tool company which entered the market with the concept of a horizontal shaft pick-up machine. By the interaction of tailstock and working spindle the machining of workpieces between centres is possible.

        • 4-axis turning of shafts and chuck parts

        • With 4-axis machining, various machining steps can be combined in one process. Working with two tools simultaneously shortens the machining times of workpieces and thus reduces the unit costs.

        • Out of round turning

        • With the original WEISSER HOT system, the machining of non-circular workpieces becomes far more economical compared with milling or grinding, since any contours may be produced with just one turning process. This significantly improves not only the speed, but also the shape accuracy.

          Non-circular workpiece shapes are used among other things in general mechanical engineering, the automotive industry, in aircraft construction or electrical engineering. Special applications include pistons, connectors, sliding seats, coupling elements and shaft-hub connections (car gearboxes, control wheels, etc.).

          The out-of-round turning method developed by WEISSER

          • Replaces traditional forms of processing such as profile milling and grinding and/or profile grinding
          • Significantly reduces the processing time thanks to the special kinematics between the rotating workpiece and the oscillating tool cutting edge (freely programmable)
          • Generates high surface quality
          • Enables highly productive manufacture of regular polygons and disharmonious profile shapes with the highest precision and surface quality
          • Provides internal, external and face machining on the workpiece
          • Replaces profile connections (spline shaft connections) and parallel-key connections by polygonal workpiece shapes
        • Ends machining

        • The machining of shaft ends including milling, drilling and manufacturing of the total length of the shaft is possible with the series UNIVERTOR AE, UNIVERTOR AE-T as well as the vertical VERTOR EC from WEISSER.

        • Whirling

        • WEISSER whirling for highly productive turn-milling of cylindrical roller bearing cages and shaft-hub connections. Based on counter-spindle kinematics, special shapes, such as rectangular pocket windows, can be incorporated into workpieces with this procedure, which has been further developed by WEISSER.

          Compared to the milling of bearing cages, which are typically made of brass, shorter cycle times and tribological matched contours with greater precision can be achieved for cylindrical roller bearings.

          The shape of the cage bars is controllable by the whirling method, which allows perfect osculation of the rolling elements to the cage. The rolling elements do not need be mounted and fixed in a time-consuming way, but can be clipped into the cage by simple snap-in assembly.

          Whirling or impact/turn-milled brass or steel cages are perfect for heavy-duty bearings and therefore are particularly useful in:

          • Planetary gearboxes and heavy-duty wind-power planetary gears
          • Railway axles and construction equipment, such as cranes or excavators vehicles

          This method is not only useful for incorporating radial pockets in cage rings, but also for generating, for example, the following geometries:

          • Positive fitting shaft hub profiles (spur gearing)
          • Coupling profiles (positive fitting), such as claw and tooth clutches
          • Cycloid pockets and recesses for weight reduction

          The WEISSER whirling method offers these unique user benefits:

          • High efficiency due to the substitution of time-consuming and expensive manufacturing processes, such as milling, drilling and broaching or boring and punching
          • Improved contact conditions between roller and cage bar with the new concave pocket-window geometry
          • Ideal lubricant film formation in the rolling region with less wear
          • Self-retaining function of the rolling elements due to concave ridge forms: Facilitated assembly due to snap-in assembly of the rollers without a separate device or caulking to prevent falling out

          The method also allows efficient machining of stable full-mould cage forms so that they can be used instead of sheet-metal cages. This results in

          • Greater solidity and durability in spite of a reduced overall mass, thereby reducing inertia forces in operation
          • Increase of the static as well as dynamic load rating and service life due to the machining options for solid components
        • Turning, drilling, milling, threading in one workspace

        • The combination of different manufacturing processes and work steps enables the production of complex workpieces in as little clamping as possible. The accuracy in terms of shape and position tolerances is thus significantly improved.
        • 5-axis turning/milling machining

        • The interaction of a full-size milling spindle with a tool changer and a turret enables the fusion of turning and milling operations on complex workpieces in a single setup using combined processes.

        • Rotational turning

        • With the rotation-turning process developed and patented by WEISSER, finely machined surfaces can be generated with twist-free finish precision, completely replacing time-consuming grinding operations. The simultaneous rotation of workpiece and tool cutting edge reduces the machining time by up to 77 % (user study) - a beneficial ratio effect.

        • Hard turning

        • Hard turning can be an adequate substitute for grinding of hardened workpieces. Hard turning can be performed as wet and dry machining.

        • Internal/external cylindrical grinding

        • Internal and external cylindrical grinding in one clamping achieves the highest precision and twist-free surface quality.

        • 3D friction coating

        • The process objective is based on a fast, cost-effective process for depositing metal coatings on metallic base materials under normal atmospheres.

      • Integration

            • System and process integration

            • ...always the right Tailor-made Solution

              Automated machine tools and/or turning centres that can be integrated into processes as well as system integrations can be used to reduce throughput and set-up times depending on the requirements' profile.

              We develop the optimum and efficient tailor-made solution as a process or system integration for each application in cooperation with our customers.

              Process integration:

              The machine finishing is achieved in a single set-up wherever possible with technology or process integration in a working area using the options of hard, out-of-round and rotational turning, drilling, threading, milling or grinding, amongst other things. This achieves high workpiece quality, contour accuracy and surface finishes. In addition, set-up, tooling, programming and idle times are drastically reduced.

              Variants of the WEISSER process integration:

              • Single or multi-spindle complete workpiece machining in a single set-up
              • Complete machining processing through follow-on operations in a multi-spindle working area and thus significantly reduced downtimes and maximum precision
              • Workpieces are picked up, transported and transferred to the automation fully automatically within the working area using the original WEISSER Pick-up System (WEISSER patent) or workpiece grippers.
              • Complete manufacturing with a turning station for the rear-face machining of workpieces in the second set-up
              • Process integration into manufacturing lines with automated workpiece transport
              • Highly productive and efficient process integration as a substitute for multi-stage production
              • Link to post-process monitoring stations, for example

              System integration:

              System integration through the intelligent and efficient link of manufacturing solutions, such as rotational turning/hard turning and gear grinding makes flexible and highly productive solutions from multiple machine systems possible. The advantage of extremely short cycle times in the individual processes remains completely unaffected. Workpiece handling, waiting times and the machine periphery are significantly improved through the system integration.

              Advantages of the process or system integration:

              • Reduction in the order throughput times using technologies perfectly coordinated with one another
              • Multi-stage production is conducted using one system
              • Complete automated machining reducing unit costs
              • Reduction in the in-plant logistics processes
              • High productivity per unit area by concentrating the complete supply chain on just a few square metres
              • Significant reduction in the investment costs for the automation
              • Link to post-process monitoring stations, for example
        • Applications

            • Pistons

            • The challenge:
              Complete machining at top quality for maximum yield and process reliability during out-of-round turning

              The solution:
              Precision lathe with WEISSER HOT system

              Specific production lines with machine models of the VERTOR and UNIVERTOR AM series are used for carrying out all process steps for the complete machining of pistons.

              Especially significant in piston machining is the out-of-round turning with the original HOT system (Hyperspeed Oval Turning) developed by WEISSER.

              The ideal basis for the take-up of the out-of-round machining system WEISSER HOT is the precision machine WEISSER VERTOR C. The production centre allows the highly productive manufacturing of regular polygons and disharmonious profile shapes with maximum precision and surface quality, and is used with high efficiency and excellent precision for the out-of-round turning of pistons, for example.

              Process:
              The process sequence range includes various operations, particularly on the piston neck, shaft, ring section, piston base and recess. This includes turning, drilling and milling work, in-process measuring and the out-of-round turning with the WEISSER HOT system.

            • Brake discs

            • Application example:
              Vertical machining of brake disks, highly productive and multi-functional

              The challenge:
              Reduced cycle times and high demands on axial run-out and the reference geometry of the brake disk

              The solution:
              WEISSER precision lathe with customized process solution

              • The modularly structured single- or multi-spindle pick-up machine models of the UNIVERTOR AM series and UNIVERTOR A are used for the multifunctional machining of brake disks.
              • Realization of subsequent operations in one work area with drastically reduced downtimes and high precision
              • High precision thanks to reduced reclamping losses and special clamping techniques optimized to the machine and process
              • Original WEISSER technology module, NC-straddle toolholder for the plane parallel machining of the friction surfaces
              • Built-in drilling station with adapted pitch circles for the fastening bores
              • Original WEISSER precision turning spindle, optimized for robustness with simultaneously maximum concentricity and axial run-out precision for an optimal turning result on the brake disk
              • The pick-up method developed by WEISSER offers a high degree of automation and prevents chips from being spread and workpieces from being contaminated
              • Versatile automation components load the machines, connect different production lines, integrate test steps and can be adapted at any time to extensions.

              More information: Product range (UNIVERTOR A and UNIVERTOR AM)

            • Stator housing

              • Turning of end faces, bearing seats and outer contours
              • Special clamping device with face clamping disk
              • Spindle head with driven tools
              • Integrated measuring probe
              • Automation system with NC shuttle for robotic loading
              • Very high degree of precision


            • Gear

            • Application example:
              Hard turning, inner and outer grinding of gearwheels

              The challenge:
              Precise machining of gearwheels

              The solutions:
              Modularly structured single- or multi-spindle WEISSER pick-up precision lathes of the UNIVERTOR AC-1, AC-2 series or UNIVERTOR A, UNIVERTOR AM-1, AM-2 series

              • Process integration by means of original WEISSER technology modules allow several process sequences in one machine, whereby potential reclamping errors are reduced
              • Versatile automation components load the machines, connect different production lines, integrate test steps and can be adapted at any time to extensions
              • Most precise clamping technology for deformation-free clamping

              Process:

              • The complete machining, made up of the processes hard turning, inner and outer cylindrical grinding in one machine, is an example for the perfect machining of gearwheels
              • Here, the cycle times are drastically reduced as compared to conventional inner and outer cylindrical grinding
              • Excellent grinding and profiling properties and high dimensional accuracy
              • Twist-free, excellent surfaces with roughness below Rz= 1 μm are realized with the patented rotational turning methods, which can be used for outer, inner and face turning, as well as for hard and soft machining
              • Measuring, testing and monitoring systems do not allow tolerances to be exceeded
              • Result: High process reliability, workpiece precision and machine availability
            • Gearwheel system integration, multicell

            • System integration for hard/fine machining of gearwheels:
              WEISSER-KAPP MultiCELL

              The ideal finish machining, of process steps following hardening of the gearwheels and process steps which determine the surface quality, is the combination of the machining of gearwheel reference surfaces with the original WEISSER rotational turning method and subsequent KAPP gear grinding.

              The machining of reference surfaces on gearwheels is done by the UNIVERTOR AC e.g. with the patented WEISSER rotational turning method, which offers all-time high savings potentials in the work area of a UNIVERTOR AC-1.

              The rotational turning method can replace complex and additional finish machining, such as grinding, rolling and super-finishing.

              The benefits of rotational turning at a glance:

              • Savings potential of up to 77% compared to conventional hard turning and grinding processes
              • Significant reduction of processing times due to high long-term accuracy of manufacturing tolerances and excellent process stability
              • Twist-free surfaces with a roughness of less than Rz = 1 μm
              • Substitution of grinding processes
              • External, internal and face turning
              • Much higher feeds and cutting speeds
              • The KAPP KX 100 DYNAMIC takes over the roller grinding of tooth flanks to establish the desired tooth flank geometry and surface quality.

              Beneficial effects of process integration:

              • Reduction of order throughput times due to perfectly matched technologies
              • Multi-stage production carried out in a single system
              • Automated complete machining, which minimizes piece costs
              • Reduction of internal logistics processes
              • High productivity per unit area thanks to the concentration of the entire value chain on a few square meters
              • Significant reduction of capital costs for the automation
            • Gear shaft

            • Application example:
              Horizontal machining of gear shafts, highly productive and multi-functional

              The challenge:
              High piece numbers and precisions with simultaneously reduced production surface and simplification of the process

              The solutions:
              WEISSER precision lathe UNIVERTOR AS - modularly structured, single-spindle shaft pick-up lathe

              The distance between centres is offered in the sizes:

              • UNIVERTOR AS 400 with 400 mm wavelength
              • UNIVERTOR AS 650 with 650 mm wavelength (optional 700 mm)
              • UNIVERTOR AS 120 / 650 for the heavy-duty cutting of large shafts,

              also in the combined MILL-TURN process

              Advantages at a glance:

              • Integrated automation thanks to unique horizontal pick-up system
              • Minimum process times thanks to optimal paths
              • Highly precise machine design
              • Complete process chain can be presented: cutting to length/centring, soft turning, hardening and hard turning

              Process:

              • Complete machining in one setup by means of method combination and special shaft clamping chuck
              • High productivity and precision thanks to method integration of hard turning, rotational turning, grinding, drilling, milling
              • According to the milling/turning principle, drilling and milling operations can be carried out on shafts with driven tools.
              • With UNIVERTOR AS 650/4, reduction of process times by means of 4-axis machining with two powerful disk revolvers
              • Individual automation solutions, e.g. high-speed portal robot
              • High stability and precision for workpiece machining with tailstock and steady rest support
              • Excellent surface quality thanks to optimal tool design and high-quality mechanical engineering
              • Measuring, testing and monitoring systems do not allow tolerances to be exceeded.
              • Result: High process reliability, workpiece precision and machine availability
            • Heat sinks for hybrid engines

              • Workpiece clamping using special clamping devices
              • Pre- and finish machining, internal and external Ø
              • OP recognition via DMC
              • Reading in of DMC via camera
              • In-process measurement
              • Save measurement results in conjunction with DMC

               

            • Rotor shaft

              • Complete machining of shafts
              • Rotational turning
              • Turning machining of rotor housings
              • Significant reduction of order throughput times
              • Outstanding manufacturing quality