Automated Turn/Mill For High-Mix, High-Volume Production

For contract manufacturing and OEMs, the TNW-3500R automated lathe from Fuji provides turning, drilling and milling operations, all in one machine. It offers easy change-over, suited for high-mix, high-volume production, the company says.  Twin spindles, a robot, a slant bed and a gantry loader are among the features of the machine.

For contract manufacturing and OEMs, the TNW-3500R automated lathe from Fuji provides turning, drilling and milling operations, all in one machine. It offers easy change-over, suited for high-mix, high-volume production, the company says.

Twin spindles, a robot, a slant bed and a gantry loader are among the features of the machine. A live tool turret performs secondary operations; live tool motor power is 3/5 hp. For built-in automation, the lathe features a two-axis rack and pinion swing arm robot with a 22-lb capacity and dual ten-tool turrets.

The lathe's A2-6 spindle turns with a 15/20 hp spindle motor and operates at a maximum of 4,200 rpm. A work stocker (20 stations), chip conveyor, a set of turret holders and an "intelligent" load monitor are all included as standard. Suitable for any application, this monitor detects insert wear and breakage. No additional sensors are required. The monitor is programmable by touchscreen.