Romi C 420, C 510 CNC Lathes Well Suited for Gun Barrel Machining
Romi C 420, C 510 CNC Lathes are flexible and can be used for numerous speciality applications, including gun barrel manufacturing.
Romi 510 CNC lathe
Romi’s C 420 and C 510 CNC lathes offer users exceptional flexibility and can be used for numerous specialty applications, including machining gun barrels. The C 420 features a distance between centers of 39" (1 meter), while the C 510 has a generous 59" (1.5 meters) between centers. These ample sizes give manufacturers great flexibility in the length of the work they can machine, which is critical to gun barrel manufacturing.
Both models are equipped with a Siemens Sinumerik 828D CNC. The operator-friendly control features a 10.4" LCD monitor and ample resources for creating and editing programs. It is a good solution for shops which are faced with a great variety of sizes and customization inherent to gun barrel manufacturing.
Key features of the Siemens control include canned cycles for turning and drilling, linear and circular interpolation functions, thread opening functions, reference functions, coordinate systems, 256 pairs of tool wear offsets, a tool life cycle manager, background editing and excellent resources for simulation of 2D and 3D machining. Each Romi C Series lathe is also equipped with the Romi Manual Machining Package (RMMP) which enables simple operations to be completed manually without any type of programming.
Flexibility and versatility is enhanced with the choice of a pneumatic or hydraulic tailstock, and the ability to utilize customized or speciality workholding devices and steady rests. The machines are built based on an open design, so that shops can customize many features as needed.
In addition to flexibility in setup, the company says the machines also offer outstanding rigidity. All key components of Romi C 420 and C 510 lathes, including the robust monoblock bed, are designed and built in house for complete control and assurance of manufacturing quality. The beds feature a sturdy structure supported by cast-iron columns and are internally ribbed to absorb vibrations during machining.
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