Femco’s HL-35DMSY CNC lathe features a 23-station Durga turret, which is designed to reduce production time by providing enough live tools to complete complex parts without changing tools.
The machine features two spindles with a Y axis and 11 live tool stations. The dual spindle enables users to machine the inside and outside of a part to produce a complete part at one time. According to the company, this helps improve accuracy because the machinist is not moving the part to a different machine. The lathe has a 10" chuck, 2.93" bar capacity and 4,000-rpm spindle speed.
Typical applications include the medical, military aerospace and automotive aftermarket segments.
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.