Twin spindle turning centers are a nice addition to any project. They are used in all kinds of applications, especially as project developers see that more speed and power is needed to perform an assembly. These units can be configured to perform different functions such as V-beams, custom bevels, winding plates, spindle rollers, and various other things.
For a general application, a twin spindle is typically used with a V-beams. This allows for the use of a single spindle when it may be used with two single spindles. This could allow for greater speed with a quick change in motor and reduction in labor costs.
A turning center for a V-beam usually has an inner radius of some sixty degrees. It can be configured to accommodate spindles up to thirty inches in diameter. Some of these centers are easier to use than others, and each comes with advantages and disadvantages. It depends on the type of job you are going to be doing.
The spindles can be tilted, allowing them to be used for wheel bearings. The centers can also be used with an axle set to make a drum. These are useful for use with belts. A three-pound loop of heavy duty chain can be wound around the axle and rolled into place on the spindle.
Most single spindle turning centers are used for V-beams. When the centers are used with V-beams, they are good for making smooth bends. They also provide extra cutting and bending surface areas. The curved sides of the spindle to allow for additional cutting and bending surface areas. The bends can be turned at different angles and used for a variety of applications.
Spindle rolling becomes easier, because the V-beams are parallel to the center of the rolling surface. The sharp edges of the spindle don’t allow for easy adjustment to get a good thread on the outside of the spindle. They can be adjusted for a variety of projects.
Another area where the spindle is useful is for use with belts. Bending the spindle is easier with the edges parallel to the belt. Most V-beams require special tools to get the right threading and spacing that can make this easier.
One of the main advantages of using a twin spindle turning center is the ease of use. It is much easier to use the center for other projects than it is to use a standard spindle. If you are planning on using the centers to perform more than one function, it may be worth your while to buy two centers, to allow for that.