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The South Bend Lathe Co. offers the Turn-X 16-speed lathe as part of its Toolroom series, featuring the Fagor ProKit two-axis digital readout (DRO). The lathe’s 5.0/2.5-hp D1-5 spindle uses high-precision spindle bearings and is powered by a two-speed, 220-V, three-phase motor. The bed is constructed of precision-hardened and ground Meethanite cast iron, and swing over the bed measures 14.17". The lathe offers a foot brake, a chuck safety shield with micro-switch shutoff, and an adjustable feed-rod stop. It is equipped with a coolant system featuring a pull-out chip tray and full-length, rounded-corner splash guard.
Editor PickRobotic Cell Cuts Cycle Time, Improves Part Quality
Sew-Eurodrive Inc. worked with Okuma America’s authorized systems dealer, Gosiger Automation, to design an automated cell that includes an automatic, magazine bar feeder that loads 6-ft. lengths of barstock into the machine. The shop also switched to an Okuma twin spindle, twin turret turning center so all of the machining operations are completed in one setup, thus eliminating additional fixtures and operator intervention. The resultant system reduces cycle times and requires much less operator involvement. As a result, production time per part was more than cut in half – from about 5 minutes to 2 minutes, 20 seconds.