Turning Center Features Three Y-Axis Turrets

According to the company, the Super NTY3 multitasking turning center offers stock-on turning and machining that virtually eliminates productivity lost as a result of tool changes. Three turrets, each with a Y axis, allow complete turning/machining/finishing in one pass to reduce cycle times.

According to the company, the Super NTY3 multitasking turning center offers stock-on turning and machining that virtually eliminates productivity lost as a result of tool changes. Three turrets, each with a Y axis, allow complete turning/machining/finishing in one pass to reduce cycle times. The machine’s three 6,000-rpm milling motors allow simultaneous machining of two flat surfaces (top and bottom) on one spindle and one surface on the other spindle. Each turret holds 12 driven or 24 stationary tools for a maximum of 72 tool stations. Accelerating Y axes have travels of 2.44" (62 mm).   The turning center features the Fanuc 31iA CNC control with nanometer resolution for smooth movement and improved accuracy, the company says. Other standard features include overload detection, NT Nurse programming/monitoring software and NT Work Navigator (torque-type) software, which are said to eliminate the need for positioning jigs and fixtures.

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