Swiss-Type Lathe Equipped with Double Gang-Tool Posts
Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: Marubeni Citizen-Cincom releases the D25 Swiss-type lathe.
Marubeni Citizen-Cincom releases the D25 Swiss-type lathe equipped with double gang-tool posts and a B axis. The double gang layout enables short cycle times for high productivity.
Additionally, the large number of tools for both main spindle and subspindle is said to promote cost-effective production of complex workpieces. The system features independent adjustable-angle rotary tools to subspindle, 3×Y axis and 3×Z axis, a B axis for front-back machining, as many as 59 tools, switchable operation for use with or without guide bushing, and a next-generation touchscreen CNC. The CNC has a variety of interface choices (USB memory, SD card, RS232, Ethernet).
The company will also display the Cincom L20 Swiss-type lathe, incorporating the L2000 laser system, and the Miyano BNX-51MSY multi-axis turning center.
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