Large DMG MORI 5-Axis Machining Center Installed At Titanus Slew Rings

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The largest 5-axis machining center ever sold to a South African customer by DMG MORI has recently been installed at Titanus Slew Rings (TSR) in Elandsfontein, near Germiston.

The machine, a DMU 210 P 2nd generation, supplied by local machine tool merchant Retecon, weighs a staggering 60 tons and features a work area of 2,100 x 2,100 x 1,250 mm, while being capable of handling a maximum table load of 8,000 kg.

Titanus Slew Rings was founded by Renato Casagrande in 1975 as a general engineering concern, and then named Titanus Engineering. Excellent workmanship, expertise and outstanding service to the highest standard ensured the company’s steady growth, twice requiring a move to larger premises.

In 1985 a strategic decision was taken to focus and further specialize production facilities towards the manufacture and reconditioning of slew bearings. The company was renamed Titanus Slew Rings and moved to the wholly owned new premises in Elandsfontein. TSR is a privately owned, family controlled business, ensuring flexibility and fast re-alignment of resources towards meeting customer requirements.

Director Marco Casagrande says, “at Titanus Slew Rings we are committed to the implementation of the latest innovative technologies in slew bearing manufacture. Profits are continuously re-invested in new capital equipment and process technologies in order to maintain the highest levels of quality.

“We currently have ten CNC vertical borers capable of machining slew bearings and components from 500 mm in diameter to 6,300 mm in diameter with some of the vertical borers featuring live spindles for maximum efficiency.

“With over ten gear cutters capable of cutting internal and external gears, we are easily able to meet the capacity of our slew bearing range. In addition, we offer gear cutting services to our customers, including the manufacture and reconditioning of girth gears. The maximum size external gear we can gear cut is 7,000 mm in diameter, and on the internal range we can cut a maximum of 4,000 mm in diameter.

“Continuous investment and upgrading of our machine shop is key to our ability to provide our clients with the highest quality products, and that is the reason why we just purchased the 5-axis machining center from DMG MORI,” explains Casagrande.

TSR last month invited customers and the press to an open-day viewing of the new machine.

The modular concept of the DMU 210 P 2nd generation offers an ideal solution for every application – starting with an innovative wheel magazine that can accommodate up to 303 SK50 tools while still requiring only very little floor space and on to include the most extensive range of spindles. The offer ranges from the powerMASTER motor spindle with max. 1,000 Nm to the torqueMASTER gear spindle with up to 1,800 Nm and on to include the speedMASTER spindles with their impressive speeds of up to 30,000 rpm.

The DMU 210 P 2nd generation features rapid traverse rates of 60m/min, 40m/m and 40m/m on XYZ.

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