INDEX B500
Universal turning machine

  • 102 mm spindle clearance
  • 500 mm chuck diameter
  • 750 mm turning length

INDEX B500 - Universal turning at the highest level

Universal lathe for precise and powerful machining


Machine highlights

Your benefits

  • Clearly structured and ergonomic work area concept
  • Rigid mineral cast bed in 45° block design for high accuracy
  • Work spindle with belt drive for high torques
  • Bar capacity dia. 102 mm, chuck up to dia. 500 mm
  • Orthogonal, linear Y-axis for high accuracy
  • NC tailstock with electrically controlled axis
  • Already included: the operating system iXpanel i4.0 ready with 18.5” touch screen - based on Siemens S840D sl

B500 in focus

 

Structured machine design


The INDEX B500 represents a logical further development of proven manufacturing solutions within the INDEX Group. Individually equipped, this new flexible universal lathe takes its place both in tooling and prototyping, but also in production Decades of accumulated know-how is reflected in numerous design details, such as in a pocket in the panel above the mainspindle which ensures collision-free use of long boring bars.

 


The components

Main spindle

  • Bar diameter 102 mm, chuck up to dia. 500 mm
  • Speed 3150 rpm• Spindle power 30 kW (40%)
  • Torque 929 Nm (40%)
  • Holding brake for indexing the axis

 

Star turret and compound slide setup

  • 12 live tool stations• VDI 40 according to DIN 69880 with patented W-serration
  • X 245 mm / Y ±60 mm / turning length Z up to max. 750 mm
  • 5,400 rpm, 7.5 kW, 35 Nm (25%)

NC tailstock

  • electronically freely positionable
  • generously dimensioned roller guides
  • electronically adjustable pressure force up to 10,000 N
  • Cone center MK 5 or SK 30

Counter spindle

  • Spindle clearance dia. 82 mm, chuck up to dia. 250 mm
  • Speed max. 3,150 rpm
  • Spindle power 15 kW (40% duty cycle)
  • Torque 207 Nm (40% duty cycle)
  • Holding brake for indexing the axis

Ergonomic operating concept

The generously dimensioned work area ensures best accessibility for setup of the INDEX B500. Main spindle and tool turret can be accessed easily allowing fast and flexible setup and changeover. The sophisticated work area concept with steep-sloping and smooth covers provides for the ideal chip flow and prevents chip nests.

 

Highlights

  • Fast setup
  • Excellent access to thework area
  • Good chip flow

 


The W-serration

The patented INDEX W-serration for high change and repeat accuracy of the tool.

  • Short tooling/setting-uptimes
  • High change accuracy bylong fixing grooves
  • Extended life of cutting inserts
  • DIN 69880-compatible
  • Suitable for stationary and live tools

 


Ideal for a wide range of parts

With the universal turning machine B500, it is possible to machine a wide variety of workpieces from bars up to dia. 102 mm and in the chuck up to dia. 500 mm.

C45

Blank dia: Ø 65 x 400 mm

25CrMo4

Blank dia: Ø 250 x 230 mm

20NiCrMo2-2

Drawn bar dia: Ø 78 mm


Control


Technical data

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Turning length
mm
750
Bar capacity
mm
102
Chuck diameter
mm
500
Speed max.
rpm
3,150
Power at 40%
kW
30
Torque at 100% / 40%
Nm
622 / 920
Bar capacity
mm
82
Chuck diameter
mm
250
Speed max.
rpm
3,150
Torque at 100% / 40%
Nm
138 / 207
Power at 100% / 40%
kW
10 / 15
Pressing force max.
N
10,000
Rapid traverse
m/min
8.5
Number of stations
12
Speed max.
rpm
5,400
Power max.
kW
7.5
Torque max.
Nm
35.0
Slide travel X, rapid traverse, feed force
mm / m/min / N
245 / 40 / 11,000
Slide travel Y, rapid traverse, feed force
mm / m/min / N
± 60 / 20 / 11,000
Slide travel Z, rapid traverse, feed force
mm / m/min / N
750 / 40 / 11,000
Length x width x height
mm
3595 x 2361 x 2292
Weight
kg
9,850
Connecting power
kW
57
iXpanel - i4.0 ready
Basis Siemens S840D sl
Multi-Touch Screen
18.5"
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