CNC Lathe With Sub-Spindle

The JD-1 CNC lathe provides Swiss machine benefits for operations requiring smaller length to diameter ratios at a much more affordable price, according to the company. The JD-1 achieves the accuracy of Swiss machines, while adding to its performance with several design enhancements. First, Swiss machines require ground stock, and this lathe does not.

The JD-1 CNC lathe provides Swiss machine benefits for operations requiring smaller length to diameter ratios at a much more affordable price, according to the company. The JD-1 achieves the accuracy of Swiss machines, while adding to its performance with several design enhancements. First, Swiss machines require ground stock, and this lathe does not. As a result, the JD-1's cutting fluid does not need to be oil but can be a water-based fluid. Rather than a parts ejector, the JD-1 features an integrated parts unloader for delicate parts. For shorter cycle times, this lathe's spindles are fully synchronized so it can transfer parts on the fly between main and subspindles. The JD-1 is equally effective in both stand-alone situations and when integrated into flexible transfer lines. For efficiency, a pre-engineered gantry loader is used to load /unload parts, and a broad range of raw material supply devices are available. While featuring small footprints, the company's lathes are said to be precise and powerful. Heavy cast iron beds with hardened and ground box ways and double sets of angular contact bearings are said to ensure precision. The JD-1 is built from the ground up for automation. The controller includes 0.00001" X and Z offset control capability to allow for finer adjustment of machining tolerances. Bar capacity for the JD-1 is 1.25", main and subspindle speeds are 6,000 rpm, with a 7.5 hp main spindle. Optional accessories include a bar feeder or CNC bar feeder/loader and a SR Gantry loader system.