After returning from the Fond Du Lac, WI product launch, the multi award winning TX, OK, AR, LA machine tool dealer is wasting little time spreading the news about G&L's V Series. "In true Giddings & Lewis fashion, this American made VTC offers more quality and value than ANY other model starting under $600K. It's the perfect offering for our customers who have always wanted a Giddings & Lewis," says Troy Owen, President of Hillary Machinery http://www.hillaryinc.com
"Our largest customers including Halliburton, FMC, NOV, GE, Siemens, Baker Hughes, Caterpillar, and other major OEM's have entrusted Giddings & Lewis for decades. Now, job shops and smaller OEM's and contract manufacturers can too," adds Owen. "When a job shop puts a G&L on their shop floor, major OEM's take notice."
The new Giddings & Lewis V Series http://hillaryinc.com/vertical-turningcenters.htm is a high value versatile line of vertical turning centers for shops looking for an American made dependable, multi-purpose solution for handling a wide range of parts, including pumps, valves, gears, bearings, compressors, wheel hubs, jet engine housings and more.
With high metal removal rates and high precision, the V Series offers unmatched standard features and superior value starting under $600,000.
All six models, with table sizes ranging from 800 mm to 2500 mm, have the Giddings & Lewis hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting and produces less friction for improved part finish.
The infinitely adjustable cross rail is a programmable positioning axis with dual scale feedback that delivers precision, maintains tool offsets, ensures parallelism while the hydraulic cylinder elevation adds secure 1000 kN (225,000 lb) of mechanical clamping force per side. No other vertical turning center offers these high-value features standard.
"The V Series is engineered to be flexible, reliable and affordable in response to feedback
from our job shop customers," said Brad Nelson, V Series Product Manager at Fives Giddings & Lewis. "All models have a compact footprint, and there is no requirement for special foundations, so the machine can be easily relocated, if necessary. We encourage customers to compare the capabilities and value of the V Series, and we're confident these
new machines will impress."
The Giddings & Lewis VLock tooling system provides a stiff interface for modular tooling adapters, long cutting tools and the optional heavy-duty right angle milling attachment. Modular turning tools more than double the taper stiffness at loads up to 1800 Nm," added Nelson. Standard modular tools offer significant savings over the proprietary vertical lathe tooling offered on most vertical lathes.
The V Series is designed and built at the Fives Giddings & Lewis plant in Fond du Lac, WI and stays true to Giddings & Lewis design traditions, with solid cast iron base construction and versatility offered by optional live spindle attachments and a C-axis table. "By adding the V Series, starting with 800 mm tables, to our existing VTC Series of vertical turning centers, with swings up to 9 meters, we are positioned to offer manufacturers the broadest and best range of turning solutions, said Kevin Lichtenberg, Fives Giddings & Lewis Vice
President and General Manager.
To Learn More visit http://hillaryinc.com/vertical-turningcenters.htm or call Hillary Machinery at (800)683-1516