The focus on automation continues with the launch of Tsugami’s M08SY-II with gantry. The robot-fed multitasking lathe comes with a parts conveyor and catcher. This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says. The lathe has a Y axis, subspindle and live tooling. It’s ideal for milling, drilling, cross-drilling and boring.
The Tsugami BW209Z is also new to the show this year. The nine-axis, 20-mm capacity split-slide CNC precision Swiss-type lathe can house 28 tools and is equipped with a FANUC 31i-B CNC.
The benefit of a nine-axis machine is that it has three cutting tools, all cutting the part simultaneously, and all three tools have independent feed rates, according to the company. The machine is frequently used for pinch turning and pinch milling.
Editor PickTurn-Mill Machine’s Backworking Operation Offers Cycle Time Reduction
This backworking operation achieved with five front live tools allow as much as 40 percent cycle time reduction.