Inside Euroricambi Group
We're opening our factory doors to show you how much technology and care to production processes we put into every single gear.
A traveling journey to instill in you our great passion that push us to improve every day and to invest in new production systems to guarantee the highest quality standard.
In our factories, we can perform turning of shafts, gears and sleeves up to diameters of 500 mm.
The shafts are centre-mounted to speed up machining and increase precision by means of tailstocks. Our lathes are automated and equipped with robotic loaders, allowing great versatility and high efficiency even at night.
For turning sleeves, we use machining centres with two spindles that can work simultaneously or in stages. These lathes are also equipped with robotic loaders
We carry out turning for surface finishing with a tool, even on parts that have undergone heat treatment ("hard" turning). In this case we can achieve:
- Surface roughness between 0.6÷0.8 Ra (with theoretical capacity up to 0.4 Ra)
- Increased production capacity
- Zero risk of surface cracks and burns
For internal gearing up to a diameter of 210 mm, we are equipped with 7 broaching machines:
- 4 latest-generation electro-mechanical machines, where the broach (tool) remains in a static position while the workpiece moves;
- 3 traditional hydraulic machines, where the workpiece remains static while the broach moves.
All broaching machines are automated and equipped with robotic loaders that can also work at night.
The tool has a duration that can be calculated in order to schedule machining shifts appropriately.
Broaching is a type of gearing characterised by extreme stability and precision of execution, with much longer tool life than other types of gearing, which also justifies the high costs and achieving high quality parts.
For the execution of bevel gears, our fleet of machines consists of Gleason machines to perform the "Gleason cutting" type.
We are capable of hobbing gears up to a diameter of 1 metre.
The machines have two methods of tooth cutting:
- FACE MILLING - in this case, the tool generates one tooth slot at a time (discontinuous cutting method);
- FACE HOBBING - the tool simulates the engagement between the gear and the tool itself, generating all the slots between the teeth in progression (continuous cutting method).
For external cylindrical gearing up to a diameter of 800 mm and up to module 16.
The fleet of machines mainly includes Liebherr machining centres, which can be:
- gear cutting machines (LS)
- gear hobbing machines (LC)
The machining centres are programmable and equipped with robotic loaders.
Gearing can also be performed on Scudding machines (Profilator Machines), which can perform internal and external gearing up to a diameter of 500 mm.
Scudding machines are fully automated gear cutting machines that perform continuous cutting at very high speeds, thus reducing cycle times and achieving quality parts.
The tool used is very similar to that of conventional gear cutting machines, whose technology in combination with specific materials allows dry cutting (without lubricant). This type of cutting allows the tooth flank to be created according to the required characteristics.
These are machining centres which, thanks to their 5 axes, allow different types of machining to be carried out on the same workpiece.
They are equipped with a Renishaw presetter that allows multiple phased machining operations.
These 5-axis centres also allow gear cutting to be carried out using "Power Skiving" technology, similar to a shaper cutter but with very high cutting speeds.
Several machining centres are available which are dedicated exclusively to the deburring of our parts. They are automated machines. Controlled deburring through a milling cutter is possible using a suitable programme.
Workpiece marking can also be carried out after deburring in these machining centres.
We also have a dedicated machine for deburring carbon fibre synchroniser rings.