Innovative vertical turning machines for individual requirements
With over 40 years of experience in manufacturing and over 150 years of company history, SMS is not only the abbreviation for "Saginaw Machine Systems", but also the synonym for "Superior Machining Solutions".
SMS develops and manufactures high-quality vertical CNC turning machines and double-spindle manufacturing systems for medium to high quantities. Their turning centers enable individual machining solutions for specific challenges and guarantee short cycle times at low part costs.
ADVANTAGES AND HIGHLIGHTS
Vertical double-spindle turning centers for customer-specific components
SMS vertical turning machines are ideal for precise and efficient machining of customer-specific workpieces. Individual processes are developed based on our customer's component designs. These ensure a consistently high level of quality and short cycle times.
The compact SMS Crusader vertical turning machine requires very little floor space and offers easy manual access for loading. This vertical turning machine can easily be adapted for loading via gantries or robots to achieve greater efficiency and throughput.
The SMS Accu-Cell is an efficient double-spindle vertical turning center with a high degree of flexibility as a separate unit or in conjunction with an integrated production system. Automation can be achieved by adapting it with an overhead gantry or a robot loading cell to achieve greater efficiency and throughput.
The SMS Challenger is an inverted turning center for the multifunctional machining of different components by turning, milling, drilling, grinding, etc. Its performance, speed, accuracy and reliability make this vertical turning machine the first choice for inverted machining. Structural independence means that tools can be easily and safely tested and changed without interrupting the machining cycle.
Vertical turning machines for the highest demands
The SMS Accu-Cell is a powerful, highly robust double spindle vertical turning center for use as a stand-alone machine or in conjunction with an integrated manufacturing system. This turning center provides an easily accessible work area for machining a wide variety of workpieces. The automation can easily be adapted by means of an overhead gantry or robot loading cell to achieve greater efficiency and throughput.Learn more
The SMS Crusader is a compact vertical turning center. It requires less space and enables simple manual access for loading. This turning center can easily be adapted for loading via gantries or robots to achieve an increase in efficiency and throughput. The compactness, portability and efficient, clear design permit a high degree of flexibility as a stand-alone machine or in conjunction with an integrated manufacturing system.Learn more
The SMS Challenger is a multi-functional, inverted turning center. The inverted spindle considerably simplifies loading and unloading thanks to the integrated gantry loader. Free chip fall ensures a clean work environment and part precision. This multi-process turning machine offers maximum flexibility for producing high-quality parts, including by turning and drilling, grinding or milling through to boring and thread cutting.Learn more
Top turning competence since 1854
You are on the safe side with SMS double-spindle vertical turning machines when it comes to precise and efficient CNC machining of workpieces, including those for the automotive industry. SMS has repeatedly set new standards in innovative turning technologies since 1854.
Wickes commences production of sawmill machinery in Saginaw (USA)
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Wickes acquires Saginaw Machine and Tool
The Wickes Machine Tool Group is established
SMS acquires the New Britain vertical turning machine product line
SMS becomes part of the Fair Friend Group (FFG)
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