Horizontal machining centers
Lorain, Ohio – Through its partner PCI (a Tongtai company) Absolute Machine Tools offers a series of single- and twin-spindle, 4- or 5-axis Meteor horizontal machining centers engineered to produce a wide range of aluminum automobile components, including parts for internal combustion and electrified cars.
PCI 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.
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 different parts simultaneously.
Spindle distance adjustment range is 21.4" to 71.0" (545mm to 1,805mm). X-axis travel is 24.8" to 51.1" (630mm to 1,300mm), with Y-axis and Z-axis travels of 24.8" (630mm). Part size capacity is 31.4" (800mm) rotation diameter and 50.1" (1,275mm) length.
On single-spindle Meteor 630 machines, X-, Y-, Z-axis travels are 24.8" (630mm) and part size capacity is 31.4" (800mm) rotation diameter and 37.8" (960mm) length. The single-spindle Meteor 1800 machine features extended X-axis travel of 71.0" (1,805mm) and can process parts up to 50.1" (1,275mm) long.
A disc-type toolchanger and optional pallet changer speed throughput. Gantry, robotic and manual loading/unloading systems are available. The machines’ compact footprint: 165" (4,195mm) x 94" (2,390mm) x 135" (3,419mm) [215" (5,480mm) x 116" (2,950mm) x 135" (3,419mm) with pallet changer] – allow maximum utilization of shop floor space.