Single-purpose machines

These are the machines we produce according to your requirements. Multiple uses, high stability and accuracy are the key features of our products.

Special purpose machines produced by TOS KUŘIM are designed mainly for the automotive industry. TOS ball turning machines are delivered as part of production lines for the manufacture of ball joints in several dimensions. These lines also feature a system of inter-station transport of workpieces between individual machines, including containers for semi-finished products.

TOS ball turning machine

The greatest benefits of TOS ball turning machines are the speed and precision of machining. Another great advantage is their flexibility. The machine as well as the workpiece handling and transport systems can be easily and quickly adjusted for machining another ball joint. This special lathe can also be used for turning other shaft components.

Basic parameters TOS ball turning machine

  Lines for machining of ball joints Ball joint machine with cross slide
workpiece [mm] ball joint ø 19 – 40 ball joint ø 19 – 32
workpiece material   forging (41Crs4, 42CrMoS4) forging (30MnVS6; 27MnSiVS6v)
machining operations   turning and burnishing of ball turning of neck and ball and burnishing of ball
machine cycle [s] 15 – 20 (including handling
in dependence on joint type and size)
16 – 18 (including handling
in dependence on joint type and size)
production [pcs] 1 350 – 2 025 pcs / 7,5 hr
at 90% machine utilization
in dependence on joint type and size
1 350 – 1 520 pcs / 7,5 hr
at 90% machine utilization
in dependence on joint type and size
spindle speed [rpm] 6 000 6 000
manipulation   pneumatic manipulator or robot pneumatic manipulator or robot