Multitasking Turning Center Accurately Machines Hard Materials
IMTS 2018: Methods Machine Tools will be featuring the Nakamura-Tome SC-300IIMYB multitasking turning center designed for accurately machining difficult, high-hardness materials.
Methods Machine Tools will be featuring the Nakamura-Tome SC-300IIMYB multitasking turning center designed for accurately machining difficult, high-hardness materials. The machine features a 45-degree slant bed and boxway slides on all axes.
Its 3,500-rpm main spindle has a a 3.5" (89 mm) bar capacity. A large 4.7" (120 mm) Y-axis travel and 10-hp milling function offers increased capacity, enabling fast machining with a cutting depth as much as 0.35" (9 mm). A 30/25-hp wide-range motor facilitates powerful cuts, and the turret holds 12 driven or 24 stationary tools.
The machine features a 15", high-resolution, color-display LCD panel, which works in conjunction with a FANUC 0i-TF control for increased functionality, fast processing speeds and 1,280-m of part program storage length, the company says. It comes with the NT Work Navigator that recognizes the coordinates of workpieces with non-round shapes, forgings and castings. The Advanced NT Nurse System software package is also included, providing support for the machine’s operation, programming and production.
An "airbag" standard safety feature reduces the impact and force of a machine collision. Should a crash occur, within 4 milliseconds after the crash, servomotor-feeding direction is reversed and the machine will stop in emergency mode.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
The right choices in tooling and technique can optimize the thread turning process.
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.