Taber’s own Arthur McCann has been on the job for over forty years. Listen to him tell his fascinating story as part of Taber’s video spotlight series.
Taber is proud to stand apart as more than just an extruder. With the broadest capabilities and value-added offerings, Taber is your full-service partner from design to delivery.
After aluminum has been extruded, it is sent to the machining center to be cut, sawed, and processed. Our aluminum fabrication capabilities include precision sawing, horizontal machining and manufacturing, long length CNC machining, 5-axis CNC machining, as well as high speed vertical machining capability.
Our focus today is our HMC 500 horizontal machining center. Built for speed and faster cycle times, this machine features a 500mm pallet designed to accommodate some of the largest work pieces in its class. The fully-loaded HMC 500 works with 50 horsepower and a lightweight column featuring a rigid stepped X axis rail design. This column enables a rapid feed rate of 63 meters per minute, 2480 inches per minute, with acceleration of 1G.
Delivering added time & cost savings, the OKK HMC 500 Horizontal Machining Center helps Taber continue to provide customized, versatile, high-quality market-oriented products that can satisfy a wide range of applications.
Taber: The broadest capabilities in the aluminum extrusion industry.
Emmegi Satellite XT allows for efficient work-piece machining advantages in pendulum mode including multiple set-ups. The work space of our longbed machining center can be divided into two areas, granting us the ability to load and unload on one side while machining on the other side. This expedited machining process saves our customers time and money, while delivering Taber’s definitive level of quality.
The Haas VF-7 is a rugged, large-sized VMC that yields full reliability and accuracy in a large-framed machine. The VF-7 has a 40-taper cartridge spindle driven by a 30 hp vector Dual-Drive (Y-Delta) drive. The VF-7 produces either 75 ft-lb of torque at a low 1400 rpm, or 250 ft-lb at 450 rpm with the optional 2-speed gearbox — and will also run up to 8,100 rpm in 1.2 seconds for finishing aluminum.
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Through highly accurate scanning technologies, our Zeiss CMM has the ability to capture a fully defined 3D measurement for any of our extruded and fabricated profiles. Having this capability allows us to verify process capability and ensure that our customers receive the highest levels of quality.
Joe Gibson, Vice President of Business Development at Taber, gives us a closer look at Taber’s broad extrusion capabilities. Small to large, narrow to wide, solid, multi-hollow, complex, and simple – Taber’s extrusion range can meet virtually any size and specification range. Taber also offers a wide array of aluminum alloys. Taber has recently expanded their fabrication abilities by adding two multi-axis vertical machining centers, as well as a coordinate measuring machine, to their fabrication floor. Joe also gives us an in-depth exploration of these new machines and how they increase Taber’s machining capabilities.