Shaft Turning

With dedicated equipment, VED is able to turn cylindrical surfaces up to diameters of 2000 mm outside.

By way of example, it is possible to perform turnings of:

  • shaft pins of fans, agitators, presses, drying cylinders, etc .;
  • necks of ball mills;
  • excitation collectors of motors and alternators.

Shaft turning is a machining process used to produce precise and accurate diameters, angles, and contours on shafts. Shafts are cylindrical mechanical components that are used to transmit power, motion, or torque in a variety of applications. Shaft turning involves using a lathe to rotate the shaft while a cutting tool is used to remove material and shape the surface of the shaft.

There are several types of lathes that can be used for shaft turning, including engine lathes, turret lathes, and CNC lathes. The specific type of lathe and cutting tools used will depend on the size and material of the shaft, as well as the required tolerance and finish.

Shaft turning is a critical operation in the manufacturing of many types of machinery and equipment, as well as in the repair and maintenance of existing systems. The accuracy and precision of the turning process is important in ensuring that the shafts function properly and meet the required specifications.

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Safety Working

Shaft turning can be a hazardous operation if proper safety precautions are not followed. Some of the potential hazards associated with shaft turning include:

  1. Machinery-related injuries: The lathe and other equipment used in shaft turning can cause injuries if not used properly. It is important to follow all safety guidelines and procedures, such as wearing protective gear, maintaining proper posture, and keeping hands and other body parts clear of moving parts.
  2. Flying debris: The cutting process can generate chips, debris, and sparks that can fly off the machine and cause eye injuries or other injuries. Wearing eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, is important to protect against flying debris.
  3. Noise: The noise level in a shaft turning operation can be high, so it is important to use hearing protection to prevent hearing loss.
  4. Fire: There is a risk of fire when using certain cutting tools and techniques, such as oxy-fuel cutting. It is important to follow proper safety procedures and use fire-resistant materials to minimize this risk.

To ensure the safety of workers during shaft turning, it is important to follow all safety guidelines and procedures, use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and maintain the equipment in good working condition.