Fuji’s CSD-300 parallel-spindle lathe is designed to maximize material handling from a compact footprint. To secure parts with diameters measuring 200 × 100 mm and weighing 5kg + 5kg, the lathe features a hydraulic clamping loader and 8" to 10" capacity workholding chucks. A hardened boxway slide and a 2,260-mm-wide machine base enable heavy cutting capabilities.
The lathe is designed for quick and accurate turning of a variety of parts. The turret achieves speeds of 0.26 sec. per index, while dual, 100-mm-diameter spindles (A2-6) are equipped with 15/20-hp high output spindle motors. Robot alignment to spindle center line is achieved with the three-axis gantry robot control.
An auto shut-off LED light saves energy. According to the company, user-friendly features include a rear or side-positioned (optional) discharge chip conveyor, and maintenance items are all located in one section on the machine.
Filling Bins While the Building is Empty
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.