Taking milling to the next level

If you want to keep customer satisfaction at a high level, you need to invest in people, systems and machinery.

For more than 20 years VL Staal has been the main supplier of welded and machined frames for decanters to the worldwide company Alfa Laval. To improve our capabilities as a supplier to Alfa Laval we have invested in a total replacement of two old milling machines with a brand new Soraluce FP-8.000 milling center.

The new milling center is equipped with Heidenhain Control, an automatic indexing head, an automatic tool changer with a capacity of 60 tools, a high torque direct drive spindle motor with 5,000 rpm and rapid feed up to 35 mtr/min. on all axes.

Longitudinal traverse: 8,000 mm
Vertical traverse: 2,100 mm
Cross traverse: 1,500 mm
Loading capacity: 10,000 kg/m2

The new machine shall mainly do the machining of decanter frames to Alfa Laval, but will also have capacity to do machining for e.g. the oil- and windmill industry. With the investment we improve our competitiveness not only for the Alfa Laval production but also in general.