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The VT 1150 features a maximum swing of 53", a large 48" table and a 75-hp motor. The company says the lathe will turn any material and it has a maximum turning capacity of 45". Maximum turning length is 37". The lathe features a standard 12-position turret. A mill-drill option is also available. The VT 1150 is part of a series of vertical turning lathes that include (from smallest to largest): the VT 350, the VT 450 and the VT 550. All of the company’s lathes use Fanuc electronics and motors.
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