Fives Delivers Versatility and Value with V Series VTC

Originally titled 'Versatile Line of VTCs'

All six models, with table sizes ranging from 800 mm to 2500 mm, have a hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting and produces less friction for improved part finish.

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The Giddings & Lewis V Series from Fives Machining Systems is a versatile line of VTCs for shops looking for a multi-purpose lathe capable of handling a range of parts, including pumps, valves, gears, bearings, compressors, wheel hubs, jet engine housings and more.

All six models, with table sizes ranging from 800 mm to 2500 mm, have a hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting and produces less friction for improved part finish. The hydrostatic, wear-free guides require less maintenance. The infinitely adjustable cross rail is a programmable positioning axis able to handle a range of parts and minimize ram extension. Dual scale feedback delivers precision and ensures parallelism while the hydraulic cylinder elevation adds secure 1,000 kN (225,000 lb) of mechanical clamping force per side.

All models have a compact footprint, and there is no requirement for special foundations, so the machine can be easily relocated, if necessary. VLock tooling system accepts modular tools and reduces cost, the company says.
The Giddings & Lewis VLock tooling system provides a stiff interface for modular tooling adaptors, long cutting tools and the optional heavy-duty right angle milling attachment. 

Through-the-tool coolant and eight-bar (116 psi) flood coolant is standard, as is a 12-position tool storage disk. Options include 70-bar (1015-psi), high-pressure coolant and an 18-tool storage disk. Other options include tool and part probes to increase usage and ensure part quality, and standard enclosures to fully enclosed.

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