Three Configurations: Affolter Gear Hobbing Machine AF160 Offers Versatility

When developing the AF160, maximum versatility was the key goal of the Engineering Department of the Swiss family enterprise Affolter Group, a world technology leader in high-precision gear hobbing solutions. With the optional quick-change system, machine operators can switch from one configuration to the next in only 30 minutes. In configuration I, both the C axis and the C’ prime axis are equipped with driven spindles. This setup leads to an increased cutting quality, more torque, and more rigidity. With a tailstock on axis C and a spindle on C’ prime – configuration II – the operator gets more flexibility. Read more

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