Most work-pieces are gearboxes and other machinery housings. The user produces these items on both a contract basis for its OEM customer (i.e., to support the OEM’s new equipment production) and on an as-needed basis to support the users’ own MRO business. The customer also uses the machine to produce or remanufacture a variety of parts as needed.
This installation utilizes an MVL-16M Texas Edition (TX) package machine. The TX package “supersizes” the machine main spindle power to 60/75kW (80/100HP) and adds maximum turning height via a 250mm (9.8″) ram extension and column riser. All MVL-16M models feature 240mm (9.44″) rams, 1,600mm (63″) diameter tables, and 2,000mm (78″) swing capacity.
The MVL-16M allowed the customer to not only pull in MRO-related work which they had been outsourced but also to begin providing machining for an OEM’s new gearbox production. Machining performance has been excellent across a wide variety of work.
‘When choosing a new VTL we looked at several manufacturers. We ultimately chose the Momentum based on its robust design, specifications, and features over the competitors. Service was also very important to us, so we were enthusiastic to work through the local distributor. And when we’ve needed Momentum directly, the response time has been good. They know you and care about your success. For example, we discovered a crane interference problem after installation, which was not their issue, and they sent people and parts to modify the machine to help us deal with it. That kind of support brings great peace of mind about a major investment.’
Customer: A specialized provider of OEM and aftermarket parts and services for machinery gearboxes.