Nowadays, the term turning lathe is more or less different from the conventional idea of conventional lathe machine in the marker. Because CNC control system technology is very popular and widely used in the metal processing industry, which make turning lathe actually becoming turning center.
A CNC turning centre, or turning machine, is one of the most advanced technologies in the metal processing field. As long as the size of the work piece can be accommodated in its chuck and cylinder unit, a turning center with advanced processing capabilities can achieve various processing tasks. In other words, all the processing required for the work piece can be completed on one CNC turning machines.
In modern industry, especially in multi-task processing cases, CNC turning lathes are very common processing equipment. It is usually a CNC mill turn lathe with milling functions and an enhanced milling machine frame. It can also be a milling-based machine, which can perform programmed milling and programmed turning under CNC system control, and even multi-task processing such as mill-turn complex. This type of lathe machine is a complex programmed turning cutter that can handle a series of complex cutting tasks and shorten the cycle time within the relative cost range. In sum, a CNC turning centre is also called a turning machine, which is a machine tool that rotates a work piece on the X axis of rotation to perform various machining operations such as cutting, facing, and turning.
Therefore, these machining procedures are conducted with tools that are applied to the work piece and to create an object with symmetry with the axis which is driven by the primary or major spindle components. In modern industry, the power turret is a customized accessory for many CNC turning lathes, and as one of the most important accessories for CNC turning lathe users. Taiwanese suppliers are committed to this business and have developed many well known power turrets and power tools to meet the needs of turning machine users.
With the power turret, a CNC turning lathes machine, or say, a CNC turning center, can not only perform turning, but also milling and multi-task machining, which were previously only possible on machining centers. Obviously, most of the power turrets in turning machine are driven by single motor with servo feature, which can ensure the best cutting effect and greatly reduce energy consumption. At the same time, they can provide high rigidity to the work piece, so as to achieve an ideal and smooth machining process on the turning lathes.
The accessory list of a turning machine usually includes a power turret with a tool magazine and automatic tool changer. Because of their high cost performance, they have become the best selling products of machine tool accessory suppliers. In fact, Taiwan’s tool magazine and ATC system manufacturers can provide customers with the best tool change time according to the planned cycle engineering, thereby helping customers meet their machining needs especially for the turning lathes.
Because many machining requirements include complex curves and contours, a single cutting tool cannot satisfy all machining tasks. The power turret and its automatic tool mechanism installed in the turret body can provide extra processing capabilities. Since the cutting tools installed on the power turret can also be rotated by the internal servo motor, the milling performance of these power tools will be not lower than that of traditional machining centers.
The clamping mechanism of the vertical turning lathe will be introduced below. The spindle of the vertical turning lathe is located behind the chuck. Some spindles may be belt driven, and some are equipped with other types of driving mechanisms.
Like other milling machines and CNC machining centers, turning lathe can also be equipped with powered tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility and provide users with greater processing possibilities. The machine tool is the most fundamental capital of the manufacturer and plays a vital role in determining the final output of the product, so the quality of the machine tool becomes the key. The inventory of machine tools will change from time to time depending on the circumstances. After the invention of the turning centers, mill turn center, machining centers and the programmed control system (CNC, computer numerical control), the standards of machining become more and more stringent than before.
Although ordinary machine tools are not as versatile as machining centers, they are still very powerful when used in complex machining procedures, and are usually used for specific tasks in custom projects. Therefore, the requirements for machine tool precision are higher than ever. Consumers in the market demand better quality, faster speed and shorter waiting time. This trend has become a new challenge for machine tool suppliers.
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