PCI – Meteor Independent Twin Spindle Horizontal Machining Centers
4 & 5 Axis Single & Independent Twin Spindle Horizontal Machining Centers
- 4 Axis standard / 5 Axis available;
- 2 Machines in 1 Small Footprint
- Palletized Robotic & Gantry Loading Automation available
- Machine Completely Different Parts or Same Parts Simultaneously
- 30% Cost Savings when compared to buying 2 Single Spindle Machines
PCI (a Tongtai company) designed its Meteor series machines to process internal combustion engine parts such as gearbox housings and cylinder blocks as well as electric motor housings and battery tray components for hybrid and fully electric vehicles. The machines can produce structural and suspension components including steering arms and knuckles in addition to aluminum parts for nearly any automotive application. The twin spindle series was designed with two independent work zones, which can equate to a 30% or more cost savings when compared to buying 2 individual single spindle machines. Floor space is also maximized with one machine versus two, allowing for increased throughput and ROI.
Adjustable distance between the two independent spindles on twin-spindle Meteor TS630V machines permits great flexibility of application. Users can program the machining centers to process two identical parts, perform two different operations on the same part, or machine two completely different parts simultaneously.
On twin-spindle Meteor TS630V machines, the spindle distance adjustment range is 21.4″ – 71.0″ (545 mm – 1805 mm). X-axis travel is 24.8″ – 51.1″ (630 mm – 1300 mm), with Y-axis and Z-axis travels of 24.8″ (630 mm). Part size capacity is 31.4″ (800 mm) rotation diameter and 50.1″ (1275 mm) length. Rapids are 90/80/80 m/min. XYZ.
On single-spindle Meteor 630 machines, X-, Y-, Z-axis travels are 24.8″ (630 mm) and part size capacity is 31.4″ (800 mm) rotation diameter and 37.8″ (960 mm) length. The single-spindle Meteor 1800 machine features extended X-axis travel of 71.0″ (1805 mm) and can process parts up to 50.1″ (1275 mm) long.
A disc-type tool changer and optional pallet changer speed throughput. Gantry, robotic and manual loading/unloading systems are available. The machine’s compact footprint –165″ (4195 mm) x 94″ (2390 mm) x 135″ (3419 mm) or [215″ (5480 mm) x 116″ (2950 mm) x 135″ (3419 mm) with pallet changer] – allow maximum utilization of shop floor space.