Fuji Machine's CSD-300II Twin-Spindle Lathe Achieves High Productivity
Fuji Machine’s CSD-300II front-facing twin-spindle lathe is said to achieve greater productivity with the help of faster robot traverse and turret indexing speeds.
Fuji Machine’s CSD-300II front-facing twin-spindle lathe offers faster robot traverse and turret indexing speeds than its predecessor, the CSD-300. Turret index times are as low as 0.19 sec., with loading times of 4.8 sec.
The CSD-300II also features an improved custom human-machine interface and a single integrated FANUC control panel to ease operation and setup of the machine and robot. A clamp/unclamp switch are included for the robot chuck and the robot’s centralized lubrication system.
The CSD-300II accurately manages heavy parts (5+5 kg) up to 200 mm in diameter and 100 mm in length. The lathe also features a hydraulic clamping loader and 8"- to 10"-capacity chucks. An optimized bed design with a grooving width of 14 mm provides rigidity.
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