Chevalier Machinery’s FBL-460 vertical turning center features a 45-degree slant bed, rigid boxways and programmable tailstock. The machine offers a flexible solution for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications at speeds ranging to 1,400 rpm.
The slant-bed lathe features a 6.3" spindle through-hole bar capacity. A 35-hp, AC digital spindle motor with a two-speed gearbox produces 735 foot-pounds of torque at low rpms. The 10-position servo-indexing turret offers a 0.5 sec. tool-indexing time. The OD shank measures 1.25" and the boring bar holds up to 2.5". The carousel is held by a large curved coupling and is clamped with hydraulic pressure. The machine is equipped with a 150-psi high-pressure pump, oil skimmer and chip conveyor.
The ribbed Meehanite cast iron mono-block casting with hardened and ground hand-scraped slideways is said to resist deflection and vibration for stable end-to-end cutting of long shafts. The machine offers a maximum swing of 33", turning diameter of 26.8" and turning length of 80". X- and Z-axis travels measure 14" × 83", respectively, with positioning accuracy of ±0.0002" and repeatability of ±0.0001".