Toolroom Lathes

The company has expanded its line of toolroom products with the TL-2 toolroom lathe, which provides all the advantages of the original TL-1, plus more power and larger capacity, according to the company. The new Intuitive Turning System software is said to make the lathe easy to set up and operate without the knowledge of G-code programming. The lathe provides a maximum cutting diameter of 16" and a maximum cutting length of 48".

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The company has expanded its line of toolroom products with the TL-2 toolroom lathe, which provides all the advantages of the original TL-1, plus more power and larger capacity, according to the company. The new Intuitive Turning System software is said to make the lathe easy to set up and operate without the knowledge of G-code programming.

The lathe provides a maximum cutting diameter of 16" and a maximum cutting length of 48". It has a maximum part swing of 19" above the front apron and 11.1" above the cross slide. A 12-hp (peak) vector dual drive spindle spins to 1,800 rpm and provides 150 foot-pounds of torque at 125 rpm. On-the-fly wye-delta switching yields a wide horsepower band for constant surface feed cuts. An A2-6 spindle nose is standard, and a 10" scroll chuck is optional. The spindle bore is 3". 

The lathe features a one-piece cast-iron base that damps vibration and provides rigidity for heavy cuts and an optional manual tailstock and steadyrest are available. The machine runs on either single- or three-phase power.

With this system, the control guides the operator through the steps necessary to machine a part through an interactive graphical environment. The operator touches off the X and Z surfaces and then enters basic machining information—feed rate, spindle speed, depth of cut, and other data—as prompted. Once all information is entered, the machinist pushes "cycle start," and the machine performs the desired operation. A recorder function allows multiple operations to be saved so that the information can be retrieved and the part duplicated.

The lathe operates in four modes. In manual mode, X and Z axes are moved via manual handwheels (or the electronic jog handle), providing digital read-out of position. In semi-automatic mode, the lathe performs dual-axis simultaneous linear interpolation, such as chamfers and tapers, using a single handwheel. In automatic mode, the lathe has built-in machining cycles for rough and finish profiling, radiuses, chamfering, grooving, threading, drilling and tapping. In full CNC, it is programmed using standard G code, and all axes are controlled by the company’s control.

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