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Updated version of the M50 MILLTURN at the CIMT

Increased performance

There are innovations in the segment for machine sizes with a turning diameter of up to 670 mm: alongside the additional 6000 mm centre distance option, the fully developed, tried-and-tested M50 MILLTURN basic machine concept will also be provided with an optical and ergonomic finish.

The focus lies on the machine’s new design, which incorporates spin windows that are 50% larger and a horizontal magazine window that is extremely easy to handle. For the first time, the option for an M50-G MILLTURN with a counter spindle is also available. In combination with a tool turret or a further machining unit, work can be performed on both main spindles at the same time. Both machine options are available with the following centre distances: 1000 mm, 2000 mm, 3000 mm, 4500 mm and 6000 mm.

Optimized design and ergonomics

As far as the M50 MILLTURN is concerned, the focus is on detail improvements of various machine components as well as further increases in reliability. Special attention has been paid to improved and user-friendly access to the standard tool magazine, which is now accessible from the front via the generously dimensioned viewing windows. Moreover, the enlarged viewing windows in the sliding doors allow for improved overview of the working area. Especially bright LED lamps, which are similar to daylight, are installed within the working area of the basic machine as standard.

Enhanced functionality

There is a separate pick-up magazine for very long and/or heavy tools. Work pieces with a length up to 1600mm can be used and changed automatically. Even though the disc magazine can be enhanced up to 200 stations recently, all tool stations can still be accessed directly. Furthermore, new and particularly reliable optical sensors have been installed within the tool magazine for monitoring the tool stations.

Focus on Industry 4.0

The enormous variety in the field of industrial production enables each and every customer to prepare perfectly for the automated future. The WFL Data Analyzer allows for a perfect overview over the whole manufacturing chain. The calculation of essential key figures, such as machine and process data, as well as productivity and availability data give crucial impetus for optimising the production.

Moreover, an upgrade of CrashGuard Studio, an in-house simulation and programming software, will be presented. The software allows for pre-verification of NC programs on the computer and comfortable programming using a programming editor. The newest innovation consists in the possibility of programming channel geometries for worms.

Another software highlight is the MILLTURN PRO, an easy-to-understand programming editor with graphics support. First and foremost, it can be used directly on the machine control unit, but is also available as a PC version. By using MILLTURN PRO, NC programs can be created efficiently and easily.

The spectrum of gear cutting – FLANX

In order to meet increasing quality requirements, profile correctness and the search for flexible machining solutions, the topic “FLANX gearing solutions” has been worked on anew. Due to high material removal rates, flexibility in machining and in-process measurement, WFL’s MILLTURNs are excellently suited for the manufacturing of gears, pinions and gear cutting of shafts. Intelligent software solutions supporting various machining operations allow for efficient and easy manufacturing of the required gearings.

Responsible for the content of this press release: WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH & Co. KG


WFL Millturn Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Wahringerstraße 36
4030 Linz
+43 732 6913-0
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