Engineered to meet production needs in the oil industry, the Oil Country Lathe combines a large bed length and extensive chuck options with high stability and accuracy, according to manufacturer Okuma. The machine is available in both two- and four-axis configurations. A standard 7.87" spindle bore and spindle sizes of 14.75" and 22.05" are available for various turning and threading applications.
The company says the machine’s variable-speed threading process reduces vibration and prevents pitch errors with a slow, smooth spindle transition. The company’s Oil Field “Threading Suite” combines variable-speed threading and harmonic spindle control that is said to deliver an exact match between in-feed patterns and cutting increments. Automatically adjusting to operator changes, the steady threading is designed to produce a final product that precisely matches its mate.
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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.