Founded in 1889 in Leipzig as "Maschinenfabrik Invention", the present name "Pittler T & S GmbH" stands for 120 years of competency and know-how in state-of-the-art machine tools.
Intensive research and development work during the past few years has improved the technical status to such an extent that today the capabilities of Pittler T & S go far beyond production of simple vertical lathes to include entire machining centers in cooperation with other companies in the DVS Group.
Pittler is well known for its technological innovations and customer orientation for the widest range of production solutions. Based on the main idea of "unit cost reduction" as well as the experience and know-how from the many thousands of lathes supplied around the world, specific customer requirements were systematically analyzed and state-of-the-art technological research findings taken into consideration for these developments.
The Pittler Vertical Self-Loading (Pick-Up) machine series PV SL can be used for heavy roughing work as well as high precision finishing. Highly complex machines are frequently designed for complete jobs, rather than just turning work. This makes it easy to integrate grinding, milling and drilling operations. Moreover extremely short non-productive times are achieved while simultaneously making the machine easier to operate.
All Pittler PV SL model machines are available as multiple spindle versions allowing parallel as well as subsequent operations to be realized simultaneously.
The Pittler Vertical series PV is based on a modular concept with one or two independent spindles and one or two cross slides. Optional use of natural granite machine beds optimizes the surface quality and production tolerances.
Large machined parts can be finished completely in one or two clamping positions; on machines with oscillating slide, set-up during the main time is possible in parallel.
A selection of multifunction tool heads changes the vertical lathe into a 5-axis machining center with virtually unlimited possibilities for all types of production processes.
Two main points distinguish the current new developments from Pittler T & S. On the one hand the product line is continuously being expanded to include machines for larger part diameters. 5,000 mm turning diameters and parts with a weight of up to 25 tons now present no problems at all.
On the other, the flexibility of the machines is continuously being improved.
Modules required e.g. for grinding, milling and skiving increase the capabilities of the machines. Particularly for large parts this means that complete machining is possible without rechucking, even when the workpiece has elements which are not rotationally symmetrical.