Absolute Screw Machine Supports Backworking Tools
PMTS 2019: Absolute Machine Tools’ LNT-42S-S4 11-axis multi-slide CNC screw machine is capable of form tool use with each slide including a full two-axis servo-controlled travel.
Absolute Machine Tools’ LNT-42S-S4 11-axis multi-slide CNC screw machine is capable of form tool use with each slide including a full two-axis servo-controlled travel. Also included are three or four multi-axis slides and eight-station live milling turret that is said to overlap as many as five tools in the cut simultaneously. A turret-mounted pickoff spindle is standard and the base machine includes a gang platform supporting three backworking tools. The machine offers an optional eight-position backworking turret. The main turret accepts live tooling with four live toolholders being standard. Spindle sizes include 36 mm, 42 mm, 51 mm and 65 mm.
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Ideas for improvement are always welcomed here. Some of the most notable results have come from the merging of new technology with older, reliable equipment.