Automatic Lathe for Turning Simple to Moderately Complex Parts

Especially useful for runs from 5,000 to 50,000 parts in the 42-mm to 60-mm range, the machine’s combination of features is designed to support a low production cost per piece, even for complex parts.

Related Suppliers

The latest generation of the ABC automatic lathe is especially useful for turning out simple to moderately complex parts in cycle times as much as 15 percent faster than the previous generation with rapid spindle acceleration (8 g), shorter spindle ramp-up times, higher rapid traverse rates and quick chip-to-chip times, according to the company.

Especially useful for runs from 5,000 to 50,000 parts in the 42-mm to 60-mm range, the machine’s combination of features is designed to support a low production cost per piece, even for complex parts. Up to 19 tools are available for highly flexible machining with live tools for both turrets.

Extremely short cycle times are achievable because of simultaneous machining with as much as three tools. The ABC is equipped with as many as five driven backworking tools and offers driven tools in all turret positions. The machine is available in two-, three-, or four-axis versions. The motorized 27-kW, 6,000-rpm spindle can generate as much as 95 Nm of torque, the company says.

Within the easy-access work area, mounted above the main spindle, is the upper turret used mainly for ID work. The lower turret is typically for OD work. A synchronized spindle operates in the upper turret. Both turrets feature a rapid traverse of 36 m/min.

The ABC can also be supplied with a quiet-running Index bar loader, which can save 4 to 30 seconds per cycle, and automatic part unloader automation, the company says.