Rigid Turning Center’s Y Axis Travel Extends to 150 mm


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Methods Machine Tools has expanded its Feeler FT-series high performance CNC turning centers with the FT-250SY. The machine features a true Y axis with 100 mm (±50 mm) of travel, which provides increased rigidity for more robust machining. Also, by offering an 8" subspindle in addition to the primary 10" spindle, the machine provides more capacity than comparable turning centers, according to the company.

The machine’s single-piece structure with box ways, 45-degree slant bed and robust base contribute to high vibration damping. Extra rigidity from a heavy-duty, 12-station turret results in high metal removal rates, good finishes and long-term accuracy. For maximum integrity, FEA analysis is used to ensure a solid machine base with structural rigidity and stability. The machine also offers high capacity with a 30-hp, 3,500-rpm, 10" chuck diameter primary spindle in addition to a 20-hp, 4,500-rpm, 8" chuck diameter subspindle.

X-, Y- and Z-axis travels measure 8.2" ±0.3" × 3.9" ±2" × 41.3" (210 ±10 × 100 ± 50 × 1,050 mm). The machine is equipped with a FANUC 31i-TB CNC, and a BMT-65 tool system provides a solid interface for tool holding.  For machine component longevity, a fully enclosed CE cabinet prevents dust and fumes from entering.  


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