Zone: Turning Machines

OVERVIEW: “Turning” defines the work that is traditionally done on a lathe. “Turning centers” is a term sometimes applied to machines with secondary spindles and/or rotating tools for milling and drilling. Another term, “turn/mill or multitasking” describes machines that can be thought of as being just as capable at milling and drilling as they are at turning. Lathes, turning centers and turn-mill machines can have horizontal or vertical spindles, with horizontal being most common. Machines with a vertical spindle are generally called a vertical turret lathe, or VTL. If the workpiece is held from above by the vertical spindle, then this type of turning machine is generally called an inverted vertical lathe.

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Modular Automation Package for Turning Machines

Emco Maier has partnered with UltraTech Machinery to offer a modular robotic automation cell that provides flexible part load/unload for its turning machines....MORE

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Hard Turning’s Strong Finish

With the right methodology in place, this alternative to grinding can often save money while adequately meeting surface finish requirements....MORE

The Upside of Vertical Turning

Vertical turning centers that use the main spindle to load and unload themselves are finding increasing acceptance as multitasking capabilities make them efficient processing centers for producing chucked parts....MORE

Tsugami/Rem Sales B0125-iii

Updated Turning Centers Are Heavier, More Rigid

Tsugami/Rem Sales has announced the release of four next-generation Tsugami CNC machines. ...MORE

Okuma LU3000 EX-M

Thermal Stability Enables Lathe to Perform Heavy Cutting at High Speeds

Okuma’s LU3000 EX-M four-axis CNC lathe is designed for thermal stability, chatter prevention, heavy-duty cutting at high speeds and maximized uptime. ...MORE

Global Shop Solutions Offers Website Redesign, Management Service

The Websites Plus service redesigns manufacturers’ websites and integrates them with the company’s ERP software for order status, shipping and other functions. ...MORE

Ganesh

CNC, Engine Lathes Available

Ganesh Machinery has announced that Ganesh CNC Production Machine Tools and Ganesh Toolroom Machinery will operate as two distinctly separate divisions of the company, offering CNC and engine lathes, respectively. ...MORE

Hanwha Machinery XD42

Swiss-Type Lathe Enables Work with Larger Parts

Hanwha Machinery’s XD42 is a larger-capacity Swiss-type machine designed to enable operators to produce larger-diameter Swiss parts. ...MORE