Due to their size, windmills require machining done on a large scale. Phoenix’s lines of vertical turning, milling and drilling center meet the needs of the wind power industry.
Our customers are using Phoenix’s Vertical Turning Centers and Vertical Drilling Centers to turn, drill and tap windmill bearing races. The low height requirements of these bearings are ideal for our fixed rail VTC and VMC models. The turning and drilling can be done on both the inner and outer diameters of the bearing races. Depending on your production process, the turning and drilling can be done on the same machine using combination live/turning rams or on separate machines dedicated to either turning or drilling.
For customers who grind their bearing races, our Vertical Grinding Centers are ideal for this operation.
Tower Section Flanges
The turning, drilling and tapping of the windmill towers sections is also perfectly suited for Phoenix’s Vertical Turning Centers and Drilling Centers.
Our gear gashing products are perfectly suited for machining the inner or outer diameter gear teeth of the bearing races.