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FTC 180 HS

Hard Turning and Grinding Machine FTC 180 HS

For an excellent surface finish

Hard turning and grinding in one clamping – with the FTC 180 HS.

The performance of this proven system of the machine platform FTC 180 for serial production of precision gears is beyond standard turning applications. Grinding spindles integrated into the turret convert the turning machine to a universal dry machining hard turning and grinding center. The grinding process is controlled with an integrated acoustic emission sensor system.

Costs are reduced significantly with dry machining, even for the grinding process. ID, OD, or cone grinding are easily achieved with these high precision turning and grinding machines. With more than 6 million gears machined in production, the FTC 180 HS has proven its superior quality in the mass production environment.

The extraordinary bench mark:

  • Chip-to-chip time < 1 second due to
  • loading/unloading parallel to the processing
  • pendular machining with 2 spindles
  • Ideal for dry machining
  • High speed grinding spindle, process controlled with an acoustic emission sensor system
  • Tail stock for shaft type components (option)
  • Easy operator interface with intelligent technology software package
  • Singular construction design with lift hooks for easy redeployment

For a multitude of manufacturing possibilities:

  • Grinding of inner and outer diameters
  • In process gaging to detect the work piece Z-axis position, manufacturing tolerances and tool compensation

Precision to the µm, day after day, year after year

All turning machines of the FTC 180 platform have a mono-block machine base made from mineral base concrete for maximum rigidity with optimum damping characteristics and high dynamic axis servo drives. The turret with Hirth coupling in combination with the CAPTO C5 tool connection, direct driven synchron motor spindle with a front bearing of 120mm are the guarantee of highest quality and a long life of the production machine. If needed for the process driven tools for milling or grinding operations can be included in the turret.

Technical Data

Work Piece Diameter max. 320 mm
Work Piece Diameter 220 mm
Axis Travel X 450 mm
Module max.* 300 mm
Work Holding Diameter max. 315 mm
Spindle Nose to DIN 55026-A6
Front Spindle Bearing Diameter
120 mm
Front Spindle Bearing Diameter 52 mm
Power Rating (40% ED)
Power Rating (100% ED)
26,8 kW
20,9 kW
Torque (100%)
256 Nm
200 Nm
Spindle Speed, max. 4.500 min.-1
Rapid Traverse Speed X
Rapid Traverse Speed Z
45 m/min.
45 m/min.
Max. Feed Rate X
Max. Feed Rate Z
45 m/min.
45 m/min.
Feed Force X (100% ED)
Feed Force Z (100% ED)
4 kN
4 kN
Number or tool pockets 8 optional 10
Tool Connection VDI 40/
Capto C5
Voltage 480 V
400 V
Frequency 60 Hz
50 Hz
Connected Load 65 kVA
Control SIEMENS 840 D
Length 3.600 mm
Length incl. Chip Conveyor (option)
3.950 mm
Width 1.600 mm
Height 3.000 mm
Floor Space ca. 9 m²
Weight 8.500 kg
Noise Emission ca. 78 dB(A)

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