Taber’s updated fabrication facility in Russellville, Arkansas is designed to handle fabrication and machining as always, but now boasts tremendous growth in manufacturing parts for cutting-edge technologies. This expansion includes applications in electric transportation vehicles for individual and mass transit transportation. With the ongoing support of our parent company National Material L.P., we have the opportunity to expand into areas that were previously unreachable.
CNC machining is used extensively by aluminum extrusion companies to increase efficiency, reduce error, and move the solution toward a final product the customers desire. Our mission is to fully understand the machining needs of our customers’ aluminum extrusion-based products. Taber’s remarkable attention to the needs of the market position the company to provide customized, versatile, high-quality, market-oriented products that can satisfy a wide range of applications.
The Haas VF-7 is our large-sized VMC that provides reliability and pinpoint accuracy. 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.
Emmegi Satellite XT
Our Emmegi Satellite XT allows for efficient workpiece aluminum machining advantages in pendulum mode including multiple set-ups. It’s a five-axis machining center and it allows us to machine, complete, a 10 ½ meter long part. It also has sawing capabilities where we can square cut and compound mitre cut parts to length. The work space of our long-bed 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.
The HMC500 comes fully loaded with features for fast cycle times. The HMC500 is constructed with 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.
The Zeiss CMM uses highly accurate scanning technologies to capture a fully defined 3D measurement for any of our extruded and fabricated profiles.