Citizen M532 VIII Swiss-Style Lathe Capable of 38-mm Capacity
The M532 VIII is the newest version of the Citizen Cincom M-series turret-style Swiss-type turning center. This 32-mm capacity machine (with the capability to increase to 38 mm) features 12 standard axes, including a B axis for angular drilling and contour milling. In addition, the 10-station turret, which provides half-index capability, has 20 positions.
Citizen’s user-friendly editing function uses multi-line, multi-axis programming along with superimposed and synchronized control, easing setup of complex jobs, the company says.
Video shows a multitasking machine milling a turbine blade in a cycle that few machining centers could replicate.
Old-world craftsmanship combines with precision machining on a vertical machining center and Swiss-type lathe to produce some of the only U.S.-made mechanical wristwatch movements.
Combining a rotating tool with rotating work produces a machining operation that is distinct from standard turning or milling.