HWACHEON Machinery Europe

Machining centres with box guideways

In comparison with linear guideways with rollers, box guideways have a significantly larger bearing face between the two mounted carriages and the machine bed. This means that the vibrations which are generated during the cutting process at the cutting edge are more effectively transmitted into the machine bed which, due to its high mass and damping characteristics, is extremely effective at absorbing them. This extends the life of tools, and helps them run more smoothly, resulting in better-quality surfaces on the workpiece and better cutting performance. The greater surface area also means that significantly heavier workpieces can be mounted and moved.

Additional advantages of box guideways are their extreme durability and low sensitivity to collisions (“crash situations”).

Hwacheon's air floating system

In order to minimise the break loose torque and the stick-slip effect, the gap in the box guideways is charged with compressed air. This ensures the optimal distribution of the guideway oil and particularly smooth movement over small distances and during oscillatory movements.

Box guideways are used in the following series / machines:

  • Hi-TECH - Lathes
  • VESTA B - Machining centres
  • SIRIUS - 850 / 1050 / 1350
  • H6 / H8 - Horizontal machining centres
  • MEGA - Flat bed lathes
  • VT - Vertical lathes
  • TTC 10 - Twin spindle lathe (front)

Hwacheon is one of just a few machine tool manufactures world-wide which produces hand-scraped Turcite-coated box guideways.

Vertical machining centres with box guideways for heavy duty cutting

Cutting particularly tough and hard materials is the preferred area of application of the machines in the VESTA B series, which are equipped with box guideways and gear spindles. Thanks to their broad box guideways and solid cast iron bodies, their stability and damping characteristics are extremely well developed.

VESTA-850B - Front side
Vertical machining centre with box guideways, gear spindle, and X traverse path 850 mm
The VESTA-850B - ideal for particularly ductile materials and high cutting rates. Thanks to its broad box guideways and solid cast iron body, the VESTA-850B has ideal stability and damping characteris...
Box guide ways
Gear spindle
Cross table
3 axis
VESTA-1050B - Front side
Vertical machining centre with box guideways, gear spindle, and X traverse path 1,050 mm
The VESTA-1050B - ideal for particularly ductile materials and high cutting rates. Thanks to its broad box guideways and solid cast iron body, the VESTA-1050B has ideal stability and damping character...
Box guide ways
Gear spindle
Cross table
3 axis
VESTA-1300B - Front side
Vertical machining centre with box guideways and X traverse path 1,300 mm
The VESTA-1300B - ideal for particularly ductile materials and high cutting rates. Thanks to its broad box guideways and solid cast iron body, the VESTA-1300B has ideal stability and damping character...
Box guide ways
Gear spindle
Cross table
3 axis

Horizontal machining centres with extremely high performance and stability

By means of twin drives on the X and Y axes, very wide box guideways and 30-tonne machine beds, the series constituted by the H6 and H8 (630 mm and 800 mm pallets) ensures high precision and high cutting rates. Gear spindles of 8,000 rpm and 1,653 Nm and motor spindles of 12,000 rpm and 420 Nm are available.

H6 - Front side
Horizontal machining centres with 630 mm pallet size, gear spindle and box guideways on all axes
Stable and high-power roughing - precise and dynamic smoothing! The generously proportioned box guideways and the twin drives on the X and Y axes permit accuracy and high cutting rates. The charging o...
Box guide ways
Gear spindle
Twin drives
B-axis
3 axis
Palette changer
H8 - Front side
Horizontal machining centres with 800 mm pallet size, gear spindle and box guideways on all axes
Stable and high-power roughing - precise and dynamic smoothing! The H6 is the optimal solution if high rigidity is required for the machining of your workpieces. The generously proportioned box guidew...
Box guide ways
Gear spindle
Twin drives
B-axis
3 axis
Palette changer

Extremely robust 5-axis simultaneous milling machine for workpieces of up to 1.2 t

The gantry-based construction and rotary table allow the M series to reach rapid traverse speeds of up to 50 m/min. Three types, with table sizes of D500, D700 and D800 are available. The M3 and M4 models allow dynamic table movements on the Y axis and have twin drives which can accept workpiece weights of up to 1.2 t.

M4-5AX - Front side
5-axis machining centre with Ø800 x 630 mm table (1,2 tons)
For applications in tool, die and mould making, from precision components to heavy duty cutting, the M4 sets a new standard. Like no other machine in this segment, this machine stands out with its gre...
Linear guideway
Box guide ways
HSC Spindle
Twin drives
5 axis

Vertical machining centres for tool, mould, and die making as well as heavy duty cutting

The cross table design machining centres for use in tool, mould, and die making as well as heavy duty cutting have extremely high-torque oil-cooled spindles. Due to their stability and performance, they are valued around the world for tasks involving large and heavy workpieces and demanding geometries and surfaces.

SIRIUS-850 - Front side
Vertical machining centre with box guideways and a table size of 2,150 x 850 mm (max. 4 t)
The SIRIUS-850 is a vertical machining centre with a cross table design. The Y axis is equipped with four very wide hand-scraped box guideways, which have been designed for heavy workpieces. The high-...
Box guide ways
Cross table
3 axis
SIRIUS-1050 - Table
Vertical machining centre with box guideways and a table size of 2,500 x 850 mm (max. 5 t)
The SIRIUS-1050 is a vertical machining centre with a cross table design. The Y-axis is equipped with four wide hand-scraped box guideways, which have been designed for heavy workpieces. The high-torq...
Box guide ways
Cross table
3 axis

Portal milling machine for large workpieces and tool, die and mould making

On the portal milling machines in the SIRIUS series, workpieces of 2.5 x 1.3 m to 4 x 2.3 m are machined at table loads of up to 15 t. The large range of optional features and spindles for heavy duty cutting as well as for tool, die and mould making affords a diverse range of uses.

SIRIUS-1350 - Front Side
Portal milling machine for Die & Mold with 2.800 x 1.250 mm table size and box guide ways.
Portal-Fräsmaschine mit Flachführungen für den Werkzeug- und Formenbau und großformatige Werkstücke bis 8 Tonnen Die SIRIUS-1350 verfügt über einen großen Arbeitstisch, der Werkstückgrößen von 2.80...
Box guide ways
Bridge / Portal type
3 axis