Lathe Eases Precision Turning, Meets Toolmaker Standard
The 16" × 60" engine lathe from Palmgren removes heavy metal and facilitates precision fine tolerance turning.
The 16" × 60" engine lathe from Palmgren offers high metal removal rates and facilitates precise, fine-tolerance turning. Its features include a digital readout, glass scales, a headstock for rough cuts and quiet power for fine finishing. The #9684524 lathe meets the DIN 86056 toolmakers precision lathe standard. These features contribute to user convenience, accuracy and consistent performance, according to the company.
Finding a way to fixture contoured marine propellors proved to be this shop’s biggest challenge in developing an effective automated machining cell.
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.
Robotic automation is transforming a job that was perhaps a machine operator’s least-favorite work assignment into one that is not a heavy lift.