Toolroom Lathe Features Automated Turning Cycles
Eastec 2019: Fryer Machine Systems has updated its Easy Turn series of toolroom combination lathes.
Fryer Machine Systems has updated its Easy Turn series of toolroom combination lathes. Full manual operation enables anyone in the shop to use the machine with little training, the company says. Manual handles feature electronic stops and chamfer mode. A jog joystick enables manual feed control.
In addition, the machine features Do One cycles that enable operators to automatically thread, rough, turn, drill and tap one step at a time. Manual operations and semi-automatic operations can be mixed to speed one-piece production.
Shop Turn, an intuitive conversational programming system developed by Siemens, speeds automatic programming and features interactive graphic screens and simulations. The machine also uses G code and may be used with CAD/CAM systems.
The cast iron body features high-precision ballscrews and bearings as well as a two-speed headstock.
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.
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.
Horn USA has developed quick-change tooling systems to drastically reduce set-up and toolchange times for Swiss-type lathes, including those with through coolant.