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Available from Fortune International, the Vturn-40 is an 80+" (2-m) lathe with a gearbox and a high feed rate for heavy cutting. With an A2-11 spindle nose, a 50-hp Fanuc a30i spindle motor and a maximum feed rate of 787 ipm, the lathe is designed to overcome the technical limitations of its predecessor, the Vturn-36. The machine can turn parts as long as 86.6", and its Kitagawa hydraulic chuck accommodates barstock as large as 3.58" (91 mm) in diameter.
Featuring a 45-degree, single-block slant bed designed for rigidity, the machine features box slideways with hardness of 55 HRC. It also includes a two-step gearbox to enhance cutting torque at low rpm. The Z axis is equipped with 1.97" (50-mm) diameter ballscrews and a high-volume coolant flush to reduce chip build-up inside the machine.
The 2016 Capital Spending Survey
The machine tool market bottomed in the summer of 2016, but will continue to rebound in 2017 as shops invest in technology for unattended operation.