What do you do, when you have to replace your old boring mill with a new one and you only have limited space in your production hall? You look for a manufacturer who adapts the new boring mill with your preferred technical data and tailored to fit the existing space.
The German roll and cast product manufacturer Gontermann-Peipers approached WaldrichSiegen and UnionChemnitz with that task last year. After intensive project work, that covered all details of the machine from the very beginning, Gontermann-Peipers opted for a UnionChemnitz PCR 162 High Torque. The PCR 162 has 63 kW performance, 5,000 mm torque and speeds of 2,200 min-1 and thus has all prerequisites Gontermann-Peipers required for the complex machining of their work pieces.
The machine will be equipped with a high-performance orthogonal milling head as well as a facing and turning unit that can be exchanged automatically. Due to space limitations, the integrated pick-up station is moveable and can be removed from the working area if required. The existing clamping plate and the fundament in the customer's production hall will be used again. Furthermore, the distance between boring spindle and clamping plate had to be minimized. For that reason, UnionChemnitz designed a special solution for the bed and the carriage without reducing the necessary rigidity.
All axes are hydrostatically guided for the PCR 162 to handle the most difficult cuts. The hydrostatic guidance guarantees highest rigidity and best damping qualities. The machine will be put into operation at Gontermann-Peipers in May 2014 and will perform to the complete satisfaction of the customer for years to come.