LMC Workholding introduces a new NUMTEC distortion measurement and wheel positioning machine, the MD300/320.  This machine is used for 100% process control measurement of alloy wheels before entering the CNC machining cell.  The MD300/320 offers a capacity of up to 60 wheels/hour and is able to handle wheel dimensions from 14 to 24 inches in total with two mechanical clamping ranges available, from 14 to 21 inches and from 17 to 24 inches.

The design-side of the wheels is measured with a laser scanner that is mounted on a moveable X/Y-slide arrangement.  The MD300 mainly measures the deviation of the front side clamping flange and the hub area.  The MD320 is at the entrance of a production cell, allowing only wheels within tolerance to be produced which increases the overall output of the cell.  This machine can work with batch operation or fully mixed production lines.  The MD300/320 also uses the NUMTEC barcode system, which allows all measurements to be automatically linked to a mold and casting machine for statistical reasons and also monitors the performance of the casting area.

 


Founded in 1916, LMC Workholding offers engineering, manufacturing and a full range of products including high quality chucks and cylinders along with special workholding devices, including aluminum wheel chucks, high volume machining power chucks and fixtures, standard and special hydraulic steady rests, special application and large cast type manual steady rests, and Chandox brand chucks and cylinders.

Contact LMC Workholding, P.O. Box 7006, Logansport, IN 46947-7006, Telephone 574-735-0225, Fax 574-722-6559.