Suited for contract manufacturing and OEMs, the TNW-3500R automated lathe permits turning, drilling and milling operations. Featuring twin spindles, a gantry robot and a slant bed, the lathe offers easy change-over for high-mix, high-volume production, the company says. Recommended gantry robot work size is 7.5" × 4" (190 × 105 mm). A live tool turret performs secondary operations; live tool motor power is 3/5 hp. For built-in automation, the lathe offers a gantry loader with a 22-lb capacity and dual 10-tool turrets. The lathe’s A2-6 spindle turns via a 15/20-hp spindle motor and operates at a maximum speed of 4,200 rpm. Other features include a 12-station work stocker, a chip conveyor, a set of turret holders and a Fanuc 310i-A CNC. Also available is an optional Intelligent Load Monitor, which detects insert wear and breakage without requiring additional sensors. The monitor is programmable by touch screen.
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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.