Heavy-Duty Feeler Vertical Turning Lathe Offers High Repeatability and Accuracy

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Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, ideal for machining large, heavy, challenging parts including those used in aerospace and power generation industries.

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Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe, ideal for machining large, heavy, challenging parts including those used in aerospace and power generation industries. To easily automate processes for high volume production applications, the lathe is available in left-side and right-side versions, allowing automation to be strategically stationed between the lathes.

To minimize thermal deformation and vibration and increase positioning accuracy, the FVT-600 features rugged construction and precision ballscrews that are directly coupled with highly responsive AC servomotors. The Feeler vertical turning lathe offers a high precision and high-rigidity spindle, which is supported by two double-row cylindrical roller bearings and duplex angular thrust bearings.

This enables the lathe to endure heavy cutting in both radial and axial directions, resulting in high accuracy during long cutting cycles. The FVT-600 design permits coolant to flush chips to an extra wide conveyor where the chips are immediately evacuated.

The lathe features a 12-position turret and offers an X-axis travel of 12" (305 mm) and a 25.6" (650 mm) Z-axis travel. Spindle speeds range from 50 to 2,000 rpm on a standard chuck size of 15" (381 mm) and optional chuck sizes including 18" (457.2 mm), 21" (533.4 mm) or 24" (609.6 mm), providing a high metal removal rate of 24 m/min. The lathe offers a maximum turning diameter of 23.6" (600 mm) and a maximum turning length of 25.6" (650 mm). Maximum workpiece weight is 2,205 lbs (1,000 kg).

 

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