Turning Center for Small-Parts Machining

The Elite Series II turning centers feature enhanced flexibility and work envelope, the company says. Suited for either small-parts machining (1. 625" or 2.

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The Elite Series II turning centers feature enhanced flexibility and work envelope, the company says. Suited for either small-parts machining (1.625" or 2.0" bar) in a single setup, or quick change-over to 6"- or 8"-chuck, the machines help reduce setup time with live tooling, C-axis contouring, a redesigned tailstock, rigid tapping and optional features that include a subspindle. The machine offers a jaw chuck/collet-ready spindle as standard. The 6/42 model and the 8/51 model have a turret design that offsets the top plate in the Z-axis, increasing tool length by 2" on the backside for live tool machining operations on the optional subspindle. This provides more clearance for the machine’s turret when performing milling, drilling, tapping and other operations on the subspindle. The door on the machine mounts internally instead of externally, and the tailstock redesign provides greater stability when machining components between centers. Tailstock motions are accomplished on linear guideways, and they use grease lubrication rather than oil, offering ergonomic and environmental advantages. The base weight has been increased by more than 1,000 lbs by adding Harcrete polymer composite into cavities in the cast iron base. According to the company, this extra weight adds to the machine’s overall stability and damping characteristics for better tolerances and surface finishes.