Built by Millsite Engineering, the SmartLathez is equipped with precision ballscrews; a 10-hp spindle motor; 3 3/8" spindle bore supported at three points; a dual-handle manual pulse generator; and a quick-change tool post. The bedways are
induction-hardened and ground, and the slideways of the saddle and crosslide are line with Turcite-B.
Also included is the Centroid T400S control, which provides accuracy to 0.00001". The control can be networked, enabling users to connect to a LAN and
transfer files. A 15" color monitor and multi-directional sidearm mount is standard, as is conversational software programming. The six-position electric tool changer carries out multiple operations via the control.
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Over the past decade, technology has advanced to the point that lights-out machining is more seamless than ever before, with built-in safety systems and even the ability to switch from one part to another in the middle of the night.