SL8-II Slant Bed CNC lathe is Designed to be User-Friendly

Originally titled 'Slant Bed CNC lathe is Designed to be User-Friendly'

Milltronics USA Inc.’s SL8-II slant bed CNC lathe is designed to be user-friendly and features a Series 9000 CNC control that can be programmed either conversationally or with industry standard G & M codes.

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Milltronics USA Inc.’s SL8-II slant bed CNC lathe is designed to be user-friendly and features a Series 9000 CNC control. The Series 9000 control can be programmed either conversationally or with industry standard G & M codes, the company says.

The turning center is a slant bed machine with roller guideways for accuracy and heavy cutting. It also features Yaskawa Sigma V servo motors and drives, plus the ballscrews are doublenut pre-loaded, pre-tensioned and anchored on both ends.

The turning center’s spindles are manufactured by Royal and feature six rows of bearings. According to the company, they are permanently grease packed, maintenance free with two rows of roller bearings up front, two rows of ABEC Class 7 P4 preloaded angular contact bearings mounted right behind and in back, two additional rows of roller bearings provide stiffness and rigidity for heavy cutting.

The SL8-II has 4,000 rpm, an 8” three-jaw hydraulic chuck standard and a 3.2” spindle bore. It has a 22 hp AC spindle motor with a Yaskawa drive, rapid traverse rates are 1,181 ipm, max part diameter is 14” and max part length is 20.7”. Standard with a bi-directional 12 tool turret, it uses 1” × 1” shank tooling and max boring bar size of 1.50”, the company says.

The turning center is available with optional programmable quill tailstocks, Renishaw pre-setters, lift-up chip conveyors, bar feed interface, parts catchers and/or collet chucks.

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