Swiss-Type Lathe Machines Bar Ranging to 1.5" in Diameter
Star CNC Machine Tool’s 10-axis SR-38B Swiss-type automatic lathe is designed for machining complex, large-diameter parts.
Star CNC Machine Tool’s 10-axis SR-38B Swiss-type automatic lathe is designed for machining complex, large-diameter parts. With B-axis versatility and an eight-spindle backworking unit, the SR-38B can accommodate complex parts production in one operation with the precision and accuracy required by quality-critical applications in a variety of industries, the company says.
The machine has a rigid construction so as to handle barstock ranging to 1.5" in diameter. Built-in main and subspindles and high tool-post rigidity ensure exceptional accuracy. Additionally, flexible overlap machining and simultaneously-controlled X1 and X3 axes deliver high productivity. Star’s motion control system is said to optimize machining operations and significantly reduces idle machine time.
This complex milling operation is performed effectively on a machine that does turning.
Combining a rotating tool with rotating work produces a machining operation that is distinct from standard turning or milling.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.