Vertical turning machine for manufacturers and subcontractors
The VL 2 vertical turning machine is a universal production that includes automatic loading and unloading for workpieces.
The VL 2 vertical turning machine is a universal production tool that has a
small footprint and an advantageous price-performance ratio. It also includes automatic loading and unloading of the workpieces. The workpieces are transported using O-automation, with the pick-up principle being used to load and unload the VL 2. Workpieces are loaded directly into the carrier prisms or, where necessary, into workpiece holders inserted into the prisms. A measuring probe located outside the machining area adds an automatic, in-process quality assurance operation to the cycle, with the measurements taken between finish-machining point and workpiece removal.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey