Slant-Bed Lathe Features Rigid Box Ways
Suited for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications, Chevalier’s FBL-360 lathe features a 45-degree slant bed with rigid boxways and programmable tailstock.
Chevalier’s FBL-360 lathe is said to be well-suited for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications. The lathe features a 45-degree slant bed with rigid boxways and programmable tailstock. Other features include a 15" hydraulic chuck, 4.5" bar capacity, 30.3" maximum swing, 22.4" maximum turning diameter and 80" maximum turning length. Ribbed Meehanite cast iron mono-block casting with hardened and ground, hand-scraped slideways are designed to resist deflection and vibration during heavy machining and ensure stable end-to-end cutting of long shafts.
The lathe features a 35-hp, AC digital spindle motor with a two-speed gearbox. It turns at speeds ranging to 2,500 rpm and produces 735 foot-pounds of torque at lower rpms. Travel measures 12.6" in the X axis and 78" in the Z axis, and rapid traverse measures 708 ipm. X- and Z-axis positioning accuracy is ±0.0002", while repeatability is ±0.0001". The 10-position servo-indexing turret offers 0.5 sec. tool indexing time. The OD shank measures 1.25" and the boring bar holds up to 2.5".
Other features include a 12", three-jaw hydraulic chuck, a chip conveyor, a coolant system with movable coolant tank and a central lubrication system.
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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.