Wheel Cell

Wheel Cell

For years Okuma has led the way in the development of manufacturing technology for aluminum wheels, creating the first complete manufacturing cell for this industry.  Now we provide an all-Okuma solution for the cutting AND drilling. 

The new cell is the result of years of rigorous work and introduces the new MB-56VA-AW.  Built on the proven technology of the tried-and-true MB-56V vertical machining center, this new drill machine was designed specifically for the aluminum wheel industry.

Highlights of the all-Okuma cell include:

  • New Okuma MB-56VA-AW has high speed Drilling and milling functionality
  • Okuma THINC technologies fully utilized on all machines and integration (including Intelligent Technologies CAS and TAS)
  • High-speed integrated Trunnion
  • Wheel team upgraded to Gosiger Automation - one of FANUC’s largest robot integrators in North America - 50 members strong
  • Vision Technology for fixtureless locating
  • Tool Management
  • Quick- changeover workholding
  • Size Range 16” – 20”
  • Proven gripper design
  • High volume chip removal systems
  • Advanced engineering and simulation tools
  • Controllogix / Wheel Process Monitoring

 

Okuma's Wheel Machine Lineup

MB-VA-AW Series

MB-56VA-AW

Vertical machining
center for aluminum
wheel drilling

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LAW-F Series

LAW-F

2-axis lathe for
up to 20" wheels
 

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LAW-2S Series

LAW-2S

4-axis lathe for
up to 20" wheels
 

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LAW-V Series

LAW-V24

4-axis lathe for
up to 24" wheels
 

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Superfinish Series

SUPERFINISH MACHINES 

Mirror finish through
diamond cutting at
0.1 micron resolution

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