The sales process of the new machine involved the first visual inspection visit in March, when Aki Sainio of Contos took the representatives of Valmet Technologies to the Toshul factory in the Czech Republic. The machine was inspected superficially and the completion was found to be on schedule.
Toshulin Basicturn 1600 pre-reception at Toshulin
The pre-reception began at the Toshul factory on 16.5 on Tuesday morning. The functionality of the vertical turret lathe was investigated by testing the machine motions and all functions individually. Geometric accuracy was examined by performing all measurements in accordance with the measurement protocol of the respective machine type. Some of the measurements were repeated after the test machining, and no remarks on the geometry were observed. Customer’s own workpiece was used for the test machining, which involved both lathe tests and milling and drilling. The machining tests were passed successfully and the customer also made suggestions for improvements and repairs, for example on some of the machining work cycles. The customer’s wishes and requirements will be taken into account and completed by Toshul before the machine is dismantled for delivery.
Six of the customer’s operators with previous experience of the machine were involved in the reception, as the first Toshul vertical turret lathe of the same model was deployed at Valmet Valkeakoski in autumn 2018. Based on their experience, the operators were able to systematically test and look for potential problems and flaws in the machine and its control, which is really important in the pre-reception situation. Thus, any possible deficiencies detected can be rectified already at the factory, avoiding delays in the deployment of the machine itself in the customer’s production.
The pre-reception of the machine was approved and the factory was able to start dismantling and painting the machine. The installation of the lathe begins at Valkeakoski during week 20, and the final reception of the machine and the deployment consignment to the customer will be carried out before midsummer.
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Valmet is the world’s leading supplier and developer of technology, automation and services to the pulp, paper and energy industries. The services Valmet provides to its customers cover everything from outsourcing maintenance to upgrades and spare parts for factories and power plants. The core of the strong technology selection consists of pulp mills, tissue, cardboard and paper production lines, and bio-energy power plants. Valmet’s advanced automation solutions include both individual measurements and turnkey automation projects covering the entire factory.
Valmet Technologies representatives at Toshulin factory 15-18.4 Hulin, Tsekki
Model: Toshulin Basicturn 1600
Control: Fanuc 31i-MODEL B
Motions: X=2500mm Z=1360mm
Turret: load capacity 12000 kg, engine speed 2-315 rpm, diameter 1600 mm
Milling spindle: 4-3000 rpm
Tool case: 45 tool slots, 6 accessory slots
in the image starting from bottom-left:
Jussi Häyrynen, Markku Uusitalo, Aki Sainio, Marko Lehtiö, Mika Lehtinen, Ville Rantala, Jere Koski, Aleksi Inkinen, Kim Rangel (back)
Missing from photo: Valmet, Jukka Hietanen and Edufix, Jaakko Lemmetty