Enhanced Lathes For Polishing And Deburring
The Twister speed lathes- models LT-1BR and LT-2AR- are replacing the company’s previous models LT-1B and LT-2A.
The upgraded models feature a ½-hp motor instead of the former 1/3-hp motor. In addition, the spindle rpm has been expanded, now ranging from 0 to 2,600 rpm instead of 100 to 2,500 rpm.
According to the company, other noteworthy features include “no hesitation” forward/reverse switching; regenerative speed control; quick speed and direction changes; and low voltage switching that is designed for reliability.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.
While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.