Click through this month’s product slideshow featuring lathes and turning centers.
Nexturn’s P series SA 38PY Swiss-type lathe (available from Absolute Machine Tools) offers eight axes and 38-mm front and rear bar capacity. The lathe’s guide bushing can be removed to enable the use of less-expensive cold-drawn barstock and minimize the size of bar remnants left after machining.
This view inside the Emag VL 8 turning center shows the machine’s pick-up spindle lifting a workpiece from the lateral conveyor belt to carry it to the machining area. The spindle has a chuck diameter of 500 mm and accepts workpiece diameters ranging to 400 mm.
The Nakamura-Tome AS-200 turning center available from Methods Machine Tools is equipped for entry-level multitasking operations with a single spindle and turret that accommodates 24 tools with 12 index positions.
The Hi-Tech Big Bore horizontal turning centers from Hwacheon Machinery America are intended for machining large oilfield components. The HT-550BB, HT-700BB+ and HT850BB+ models accommodate workpieces ranging to 36 inches in diameter and 216 inches in length.
Emco Maier offers both right- and left-hand versions of its VT 160 Duo vertical pick-up turning centers. Two of the machines can be placed side by side in a turning cell, as shown here, and linked with a conveyor for automated workpiece transfer.
Hardinge’s GS 51 lathe features a collet-ready spindle design that does not require a spindle adapter. Instead, the collet seats directly in the spindle and minimizes overhang from the spindle bearings to help ensure accuracy.
Mazak’s Slant Turn Nexus 550 turning center offers a maximum swing of 40.94 inches. The machine’s NC-programmable tailstock features a positive independent drive system to enable drilling holes on a shaft center line.
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April’s Modern Equipment Review Spotlight highlights turning equipment. Click through the slideshow below for vertical and horizontal turning centers, a Swiss-type lathe and several pick-up turning machines. Visit the Turning Machines Zone for more turning equipment and information.