Four-Axis Lathe Offers High Production for Automotive

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Okuma’s new LU3000-EX turning center is known for excellence in manufacturing precision parts in high-production environments and is designed for reliability, longevity and maximized uptime. AT IMTS 2016, this machine will be shown cutting a threading suite on 1045 steel with tooling from Iscar, a member of Partners in THINC.

The LU3000-EX is built as an integrated production system with one goal in mind—to provide the customer with a machine that makes precision parts with the highest level of efficiency for years of trouble-free production. This machine features a compact design, heavy-duty, cast iron base in addition to optimized CNC control, motors and drive systems that are specifically designed to work together for maximum machine performance.

With a powerful main spindle and dual servo turrets capable of simultaneous, synchronized control, the LU3000-EX has the power and flexibility to produce parts with the highest level of efficiency—two tools in the cut maximize production. Additionally, Okuma offers a series of functions specifically designed to enhance and simplify simultaneous four-axis turning, including a single programming file for both turrets and the ability to program both turrets as if they were the upper turret operating on the left spindle.

Consistent quality is a key requirement for automotive production. The LU3000-EX, designed and built around Okuma’s Thermal Friendly Concept, is capable of producing high-quality parts across multiple shifts despite changing environmental temperatures. With its box-slant-bed design, the LU3000-EX experiences minimal thermal growth over time.

Building on a legacy of four-axis turning machines that dates back to the LC Series in the mid 1970s, the LU3000-EX exemplifies the latest in advanced machine and control technology, yet embodies generations of traditional Okuma craftsmanship.

Visit the company's IMTS showroom for more information.

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