MAG IAS LLC, a machine tool and factory automation company, is investing to develop a range of larger and more versatile machine tools which will be added to the product lines already produced at its facility in Fond du Lac, Wisc.
MAG has secured contracts and is in production of new vertical turning centers with table sizes from 5 meters to 8 meters and facing capacity up to 9 meters in diameter.
These dual-column machines can handle workpiece loads of up to 250,000 kg and feature fixed or adjustable rail styles. In addition, a model of the large, ram-type horizontal boring machine is under construction at the company's Wisconsin headquarters.
MAG also recently introduced a new-concept machining system for high-volume production of wind turbine hubs.
This allows manufacturers of extremely large work pieces to have a machine configured to match their exact needs using families of pre-engineered and optimized components such as columns, tables, heads, tool changers and controls.
The company is currently ramping up production and will begin shipping the new machine tools during the first half of 2011.