TNL18 Series Swiss-Type Automatic Lathes Perform Dynamically with Improved Accelerations

Originally titled 'Swiss-Type Automatic Lathes Perform Dynamically with Improved Accelerations'

In extensive tests, the developers made sure that the mechanical conditions of the machine harmonize with the new dynamics.

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The Traub TNL18 series Swiss-type automatic lathes perform dynamically with an enhanced CNC control, axis amplifier and more dynamic drives, resulting in improved accelerations and top speeds. In extensive tests, the developers made sure that the mechanical conditions of the machine harmonize with the new dynamics.

The dynamic includes an optimized drivetrain, which will benefit all machines in the Traub sliding/fixed headstock automatic lathe range: the TNL18-7B with its seven linear axes and the B axis on the upper turret; the TNL18 9 with autonomous counterspindle and nine linear NC axes; and the Traub TNL18-9P, optimized for series production.

The mechanical construction of the TNL18 machines effectively handle the new accelerations, which are as much as 25 percent faster than the previous TNL18. Better acceleration and optimized NC programs can reduce machining times by as much as 21 percent, while the quality of workpieces remains unchanged.

The user is said to benefit from the new powertrain. A much higher contour accuracy is possible, and on components with high precision requirements, this can be of great benefit if it reduces the number of measurement processes required.

The range of machines includes the new control TX8i s V7 on the TNL18-7B dynamic and TNL18-9 dynamic. The 15” multi-touch display allows both conventional menu operation using a keyboard and the use of touch functions. And with the new control, the user is well prepared for Industry 4.0 and future requirements, the company says.