It is the third order by Omutninsk Metallurgical Plant already: the Russian steel manufacturer acquired one more roll lathe of the type P 300. The customer was able to verify its superior quality beforehand, as two machines of this type are already in operation in the production facility.
The roll lathe will be used for the manufacture of flat products and complex profiles at Omutninsk. The Herkules P 300 series is characterized by its high cutting capacity with an excellent surface roughness of Ra 0.8 μm. The main bearings at the headstock and the tailstock are over-dimensioned and guarantee a long service life at consistently high machining precision. Headstock and tailstock are made of a single, closed, cast iron housing each. This results in maximum stiffness of the housings, which is a precondition for chatter-free high-performance turning.
Herkules designs and uses customized main components only. The advantage for the customer is a better performance as well as maximized machine availability. The production increase that can be achieved ranges between 25 and 35%. Besides the resulting increase in revenue, the number of machines in operation and therefore the investment cost can be reduced to a minimum.