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Hanwha Machinery America’s seven-axis model XD20M CNC Swiss-type lathe is based on the company’s XD20H series and includes additional features for machining medical parts. The lathe features a synchronized guide bushing with bar capacity ranging to 20 mm in diameter (0.750"). It is equipped with a 10,000-rpm, 5-hp spindle. Seven milling/drilling live tool units are standard. Five of the revolving tool units are located on the main cross-slide and two are located at the four-position backworking station.
The machine’s subspindle is driven by independent X2 and Z2 axes advancing it toward the main spindle for parts transfer at part cutoff. Two fixed ER-16 front-facing ID tool stations ride with the subspindle. These tool stations are recessed to enable up to 6.0" deep hole/gun drilling on the main spindle operation.
The lathe is equipped with the company’s FANUC I System 2-Path control with simultaneous machining capability on the main and subspindle to reduce cycle time. Other standard equipment includes all revolving spindle units, a three-color signal tower, a parts conveyor, rigid tapping at all spindles and C axis on the main and subspindles. The control features the company’s custom pages to graphically assist machine setup and programming in a user-friendly format, Hanwha says.