If you are looking for machining centers, Chevalier would be your best choice. The company can offer great rigidity and infallible precision double column machining centers to you. Below, I will introduce one of outstanding machines made by Chevalier – that’s FVM-DCL Double Column Vertical Machining Center.
The FVM-3016DCL II Series is Chevalier’s excellent double column vertical machining center.
The ribbed Meehanite cast-iron base is designed to ensure the rigidity and stability of the machine. The oversized column and box-type beam construction provide support and damping character. The cross rail is designed by three rigid 55mm linear roller ways that support the load in both vertical and horizontal directions.
The entire X-travel of the table is supported by twelve pieces of sliding blocks to eliminate overhanging issues. The Z-axis uses two 80mm box way structures for improved rigidity and cutting support.
The spindle motor, ball screw and double counter-balancing cylinders are situated to avoid unequal torque and preserve structural accuracy. A forced circulation cooling and lubrication system is applied to the spindle and bearings to reduce thermal strain on the spindle and extend its life span.
The table size is 122” x 57” with a table load of 17,600 lbs. The maximum part height under the spindle is 38.6”. The distance between columns is 70.9”.
The 35HP, FANUC high-torque digital spindle motor with 2-speed gear transmission produces high-torque machining capability at low-speeds and better surface finish at high-speeds.
The FANUC 0i-MD is a standard control feature with an 8.4” TFT LCD display. The 0i-MD control also comes with the AICC high-speed machining contour control. It has 3-D interpolation contouring control and an optional 200-block look-ahead function.
For more information about double column machining, please visit the Chevalier website: www.chevaliertw.com