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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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.