Tsugami Enhances B-Axis Swiss-Type Lathe with Larger Linear Guides
IMTS Spark: Tsugami/Rem Sales announces enhancements to the Tsugami SS327-III-5AX, a 32-mm, B-Axis, chucker-convertible Swiss-type CNC lathe.
Tsugami/Rem Sales announces enhancements to the Tsugami SS327-III-5AX, a 32-mm, B-Axis, chucker-convertible Swiss-type CNC lathe. The machine now comes standard with larger linear guides, more ribs in the base casting, a 4-GB data server, thermal displacement compensation sensors, and a three-toggle clamping system.
This Swiss-types servo-driven, modular B-axis enables milling, drilling and tapping at virtually angle for single-setup, complex-part machining. Other features and capabilities include through-hole thread-whirling; high-speed spindles for small surfacing end mills; four front and two rear B-axis tools that coordinate with the C axis for angles and contours.
The modular tool zone is designed for easy changing of cartridge-type live cross and face tools on the B-axis and the sub side. Using the same tool for multiple angle cuts l also decreases the required number of tools.
Video shows a multitasking machine milling a turbine blade in a cycle that few machining centers could replicate.
This complex milling operation is performed effectively on a machine that does turning.
This manufacturer’s use of live-tool lathes overcomes labor cost in various ways. One of the latest sources of savings involves bringing another operation—hobbing—into these machines. INCLUDES VIDEO.