Our long-standing customer SMS Group GmbH from Mönchengladbach, Germany, has purchased a Herkules P 500 x 6,000 mm CNC heavy-duty lathe for the new Duferco Travi e Profiliti S.p.A section rolling mill in San Zeno, Italy.
In future, Duferco will be able to use the machine to machine section rolls with a diameter of 1,350 mm, a total length of 6,000 mm and a weight of up to 40 t for its new heavy section rolling mill. The decision for this machine was made by the end customer Duferco mainly due to the excellent reputation of Herkules in the Italian market. The machine concept designed for high cutting forces as well as the special adaptation to the customer's specific requirements allow the rolls to be machined efficiently within the customer's exact accuracy requirements and enables greater flexibility and more universal applicability of the machine for the machining of different rolls.
Thanks to the additionally integrated logo milling device, the customer can individualize his product and thus ensure recognition value on the global market. For this purpose, the machine has been specially equipped with a high-precision master-slave C-axis for positioning the roll during the milling process.