Absolute Machine Tools offers a comprehensive range of vertical machining centers and drill/tap machining centers from Tongtai and Johnford. The choices range from high speed machines with 24,000 rpm spindles for rapid mass production and tapping to box-way, geared-head, C-frame 50-taper machines with spindles up to 50 hp and X-axis travel up to 6 meters. Traveling column and single and twin spindle machines are available as are specialized units for mold and die applications and electrode manufacturing, as well as rotary ultrasonic assisted machines. Options include five-axis capability and a number of workpiece and tool changing systems.
Vertical machining centers feature a vertically oriented spindle that approaches the workpiece from above. Often less costly than horizontal machining centers, VMCs are attractive to both small job shops and larger manufacturing operations. Rotary tables or rotary axes incorporated in the machine’s headstock and spindle permit five-sided positional and five sided simultaneous machining of complex parts while enabling use of shorter cutting tools and drilling series of compound angle holes. Read More