QUEST CHNC turning centers are designed for quick changeover with interchangeable top plates that can be pre-tooled for a particular job or range of jobs. This next generation CHNC design configuration allows the use of interchangeable top plates and tooling used on thousands of CHNC machine installations worldwide. Some of the enchancements to this next generation CHNC machine include 4X Faster Index Time, 172% More X-Axis Travel, 18% Faster X-Axis Traverse Rate, 57% Faster Z-Axis Traverse Rate, More Rigidity with Fanuc Servo Turret Index Motor and 30% Less Floor Space.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China.