Chevalier Machinery, Inc.

9925 Tabor Place
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 US

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The Chevalier FVL-1250VTC+C Vertical Turning Lathe. With Live Tooling.

More power, more precision, more flexibility to mill, bore, grind, drill and thread cut your large, complex workpieces. On one machine.

The FVL-VTC series vertical lathe is perfect for heavy- duty turning applications. And with the optional live tooling function, the series offers additional flexible machining capabilities to make more complex workpieces with one machine.

Structure: The one-piece column and bed is made of high-grade Meehanite® casting that provides better damping character for heavy cutting capabilities. The wide-span ribbed-box structure dramatically decreases vibration, thermal expansion and deformation caused by cutting stress. The maximum swing is up to 98”, turning height is 63” and part load is up to 30,000 lbs.

The cross-rail elevation system uses two large ballscrews for positioning and can be locked in any position with four independent hydraulic break systems. As a result, the spindle RAM is able to closer approach a workpiece, thus eliminating an overhang problem.

The unique patent lock mechanism has eight hydraulic locking cylinders with curvic coupling to assure the turning holder is perfectly stationary on RAM. This mechanism provides highly rigid cutting power without vibration or cutting chatter. As a result, there is no transfer of stress on the RAM spindle bearings, substantially prolonging spindle life.

The table is supported by double-roller cylindrical bearings that can handle heavy part loads along with worry-free aggressive deep cutting.

Capacity: The maximum swing and cutting diameter is up to 98.4” with a maximum turning height up to 63”. The maximum torque is 35,594NM; the maximum workpiece weight is 30,000 lbs.

Spindle: The FVL Series is a single-spindle vertical turning center designed for large diameter parts requiring up to a 78” chuck. The enormous 60HP FANUC digital spindle motor, with a two-speed gearbox, can generate up to 6,823NM of torque in lower 63rpm. 

Control: The optional live tooling model provides a powerful milling capability along with a standard FANUC 25HP spindle motor that includes a two-speed gearbox, providing up to 478NM torque. The FANUC 25HP spindle motor can easily handle up to M30 tap or 50mm drill with tough material. The full C-axis function can be programmed in minimum 0.001-degree indexing.

The FANUC 0i-MD with an 8.4” LCD display is a standard control feature. Working with the Chevalier multi-function touch screen and Chevalier’s human interface software, an operator can easily control the machine with simple procedures and increase productivity.

For more information, contact: Johnson Lan, of Chevalier Machinery Inc., at (562) 903-1929 or email: or visit us on the web at


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About Chevalier Machinery Established more than 30 years ago, Chevalier Machinery USA is a leading manufacturer of grinding, turning and milling machining centers.

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Product Categories of Chevalier Machinery, Inc.

Boring Machines
Drilling & Tapping Units, Fixtured
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) CNC
EDM, Ram Type (Die-Sinking) Manual
EDM, Small Hole
End Turning Machines
Grinding Machines, Abrasive Belt
Grinding Machines, Creep Feed
Grinding Machines, Cylindrical OD
Grinding Machines, Disc, Single or Double
Grinding Machines, Internal Cylindrical
Grinding Machines, Jig
Grinding Machines, Profile
Grinding Machines, Surface, Reciprocal Table
Grinding Machines, Surface, Rotary Table
Grinding Machines, Thread
Grinding Machines, Tool, Cutter & Drill Point
Grinding Machines, Universal (ID/OD)
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Horizontal Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis
Jig Boring Machines
Lathes, Cut-Off
Lathes, Cycle-Controlled (Semi-CNC or "Teachable")
Lathes, Manual
Machining Flex Lines
Milling Machines, Bed-Type
Milling Machines, Graphite
Milling Machines, Knee & Column, Non-ATC
Milling Machines, Planer, Gantry & Bridge Type
Milling Machines, Universal
Super (Micro) Finishing Machines
Superabrasive Machining Systems
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Horizontal, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Turning Centers, Vertical, CNC
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

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