Vertical machining of crankshafts and camshafts

Technical specifications

Max. distance between centers :
BaseFlex 800: 850 mm
BaseFlex 1300: 1300 mm
BaseFlex 1500: 1500 mm

Max. stroke:
BaseFlex 800: 100 mm
BaseFlex 1300: 180 mm
BaseFlex 1500: 200 mm

L x W x H of each station:
BaseFlex 800: 3 x 2.5 x 3 m
BaseFlex 1300: 4 x 2.5 x3.5 m
BaseFlex 1500: 4 x 2.5 x 3.5 m

Loading height:
BaseFlex 800: 1050 mm
BaseFlex 1300: 1000 mm
BaseFlex 1500: 1000 mm


Mr. James Lospaluto
Mr. James Lospaluto

Sales USA

+1 401-294-1712

Range of application

The Supfina BaseFlex is designed for both series production as well as the flexible finishing of different types of crankshafts and camshafts with vertically arranged units.

Workpieces are loaded either with a walking beam or a pallet system. The shaft is placed between the centers of headstock and tailstock.

The shaft is hydraulically clamped between centers and begins to rotate; the rotary motion is overlaid by a short-stroke, NC-controlled ­oscillation.

All process parameters can be ­retrieved - at the push of a button - from the memory in the machine's controller.

The superfinishing units are installed on a slide above the machining level. The entire unit slide can be moved to the service position at the side for maintenance work and tape change. As an option, the slide can be equipped with an NC axis and the shaft can then be automatically machined sector by sector.

Depending on the workpiece-quality requirements, customers can choose between single and multistage processes. For the latter, machine Setup is modular with the ­required number of stations or unit blocks and the appropriate machining shoes.


Vertical machine design

  • Compact machine footprint, thanks to integrated workpiece feed

Single or multiple station, modular setup

  • Flexible equipment designed to match different workpiece geometries and surface-finish requirements

Loading with walking beam or pallet system

  • Easily integrated into an existing production line

  • Possibility to create workpiece buffer zones