Romi Machine Tools’ M33 combination lathe is suitable for mixed-volume, short-run operations as well as dedicated high-volume applications. With a swing of 33.46" and a distance between centers of 80", the lathe combines high-performance turning capacity with a 203" × 96" footprint, the company says.
The swing over carriage wind is 32.68", and the swing over cross slide is 21.65". Axis travels are 18.7" and 80" in the X and Z axes, respectively. Rapid traverse rates of 315 ipm in the Z-axis and 315 ipm in the X- axis can accelerate machine cycle times, reduce non-cut time and increase overall throughput, the company says.
With a cast iron H-bed design, the machine is equipped with induction-hardened and ground guideways. A Turcite-coated carriage and cross-slide move smoothly on the bed and saddle guideways, ensuring rigidity, increased accuracy, improved cutting tool performance and long machine life, the company says.
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.