Two-Axis Lathe Features Highly Rigid Construction
Tsugami/Rem Sales offers the Tsugami M08J, an highly rigid two-axis turning center with a manual tailstock, programmable quill and A2-6 spindle nose. The lathe’s rigid construction uses boxed ways for the X axis and oversized linear guides for the Z axis for heavy-duty machining. Thermal displacement compensation comes standard on the M08J, which boosts machine accuracy by measuring the thermal displacement using the touch sensors installed on the X-axis slide.
With an 8" chuck, an eight-station automatic turret and a FANUC 0i-TF control, the lathe handles applications such as turning, drilling, boring and thread cutting. Options include the addition of high pressure coolant, foot pedals and a chip conveyor.
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.
With macros and canned cycles resident in the CNC on most contemporary turning centers, single point turning of OD threads can seem like almost a default process decision. However, for numerous applications, OD thread rolling has inherent advantages as an alternative to cutting threads.
Machine tool builders in Korea have been playing a catch-up game for the past decade. A review of current developments in machine tool technology indicates that Korea is rapidly pulling up with manufacturers in Japan, Europe and the United States. The products from Korea closely match their counterparts from other global suppliers in terms of capability and quality.