Romi's GL Horizontal Turning Centers Maximize Accuracy

Romi’s new generation of GL two-axis horizontal turning centers use built-in cooling technology and the latest CNC software to ensure increased accuracy and longer tool life.


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A press photo of the Romi GL 350M horizontal turning center

Romi’s New Generation GL Series of two-axis horizontal turning centers are available in four models with maximum cutting diameters ranging from 11” (282 mm) to 19.3” (490 mm) and Z travel ranging from 23.6” (600 mm) to 47.2” (1,200 mm). Designed for medium- to high-production environments, the GL Series features high power, torque and feed force in addition to the “Romi-made” monoblock base’s rigidity and precision. 

Models include the GL250, GL300, GL350 and GL450. The durable roller ways on both axes produce high rigidity, and the built-in spindle motor with incorporated chiller and direct drive servo-motors results in high response speed, accuracy and stability while reducing maintenance requirements. Chilling the motor increases life expectancy and lessens thermal expansion. 

The all-new GL Series come standard with active thermal compensation to maintain consistent accuracy even as the machine temperature increases during extended use. The tailstock is programmable and servo-driven. The FANUC controller directly determines position, speed and force to reduce setup time.

Each model comes with a 12-station turret with a choice of fixed tools with a Romi disk, driven tools with a VDI or BMT disk, driven tools with Y-axis or dual-spindle with driven tools and Y-axis.

The CNC control features a FANUC Oi-TF with 15” LCD touchscreen (Fanuc 32iB with 19” LCD touchscreen for dual-spindle version machines) and the newest generation of FANUC’s Series iHMI. FANCU says the software features faster, more accurate performance for turning applications, with separate areas on the main screen for planning, machining, improvements and utilities. Users can access functions in only two clicks, and standard ethernet interface, compact flash card and USB ports improve usability.

Romi produces its GL Series turning centers in state-of-the-art facilities that maintain safety and quality certifications including ISO 9001, ISO 14001, IATF 16949, and CE.