10/29/2013

Swiss-Type Lathe Enables Efficient Programming

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The SW-20 Swiss-type automatic lathe from Star CNC Machine Tool offers mechanical and control system capabilities designed for fast machining of complex components.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Related Suppliers

The SW-20 Swiss-type automatic lathe from Star CNC Machine Tool offers mechanical and control system capabilities designed for fast machining of complex components. User-friendly functions include manual handle retracing, program check, and code and alarm help, among others. The subspindle motor provides power equal to the main spindle for more efficient programming, and Star’s motion control system helps ensure uninterrupted tool paths.

The lathe is equipped with an eight-spindle toolpost with Y-axis control function designed for back-end working. Simultaneous machining is possible with opposing gang slides, for two-tool turning or milling and drilling. An electric drive is said to eliminate hydraulic pressure, reducing idle time. Collets can be opened and closed even during high-speed operation.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Aluminum Molds In Three Weeks Or Less

    While aluminum molds are commonly used to create prototypes or to serve as stopgap bridge tooling, they are starting to receive greater attention for production work. This shop’s approach to creating aluminum molds in one day to three weeks is the same for each of these situations.

  • B-Axis Turn/Mills Have Their Place

    The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.

  • Building on the Right Foundations

    One of the largest vertical turning and milling centers in the country will be installed in this Cincinnati-area job shop. Although installing the foundation for this huge machine was a massive undertaking, the company is building on other “foundations” as well.

Related Topics

Resources