Turning Center With Speed And Versatility

The Citizen C16 VII is a new, compact machine that's low in maintenance and high in speed, precision and versatility. With main and sub-spindles, dual tool posts, 22 live and stationary tools, and up to nine programmable axes (including optional C, and C2 axes), there's hardly a 5/8" part anywhere that can't be made on a C16. For speed, the C16 combines split second chip-to-chip times with a 10,000-rpm spindle.

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The Citizen C16 VII is a new, compact machine that's low in maintenance and high in speed, precision and versatility. With main and sub-spindles, dual tool posts, 22 live and stationary tools, and up to nine programmable axes (including optional C, and C2 axes), there's hardly a 5/8" part anywhere that can't be made on a C16. For speed, the C16 combines split second chip-to-chip times with a 10,000-rpm spindle. Added to this is the synchronous-superimposed operation that lets workpieces move from main to sub-spindle without having to slow or stop their rotation, and enables dissimilar operations to be performed simultaneously. Its full-open cover allows easy access to both spindles and tool posts, reducing costly setup times. The C16 is servo-controlled. Belts, hydraulics, pressure sensors, limit switches, pneumatics and other maintenance-intensive components are eliminated, and electrical cabinetry is minimized. This produces a compact 88.8" × 37.8" footprint. With fewer moving parts, heat and vibration are minimized for less wear and greater precision. A Cav 16 bar feeder is designed exclusively for the C16. Speeds, feeds and cutting characteristics are matched perfectly. Servos replace belts, chains and pneumatics, and a single controller serves both the turning center and the bar feeder. Programming is as simple as programming a fifth axis. Controlling the C16 is the Cincom System M6 NC, a PC-based unit with on-machine program check and tool set, absolute position detection, machine status memory and display, and a PC card slot. The M6 connects by modem or cellular phone to the Cincom Web site. It can be used remotely to trouble-shoot, download software, monitor performance or obtain online help.