Okuma America Corp. will introduce the VT1000EX vertical lathe. According to the company, the machine provides new levels of productivity because of its highly rigid mechanical configuration, extreme thrust, and torque. This large vertical lathe is suitable for industries looking to reduce cycle time for difficult-to-cut materials, even those that have high strength and superior heat- and corrosion-resistance properties such as titanium, nickel alloys, and stainless steel.
The 41,800-lb. lathe executes stable operations for long operating periods. It includes wide guideway spacing; rigid and precise ball screws for the X and Z axes; and a heavily cross-ribbed casting, which provides stability during ultraheavy cutting of large workpieces.
The spindle offers a maximum power output of 55 kW, maximum torque of 5,310 Nm, and thrust of 30 kN on the X and Z axes. The standard 36-tool magazine allows for continuous, long-run operation. A high-pressure coolant system helps extend tool life, and chips are removed quickly with an enlarged chip evacuation system.
Courtesy of Okuma America.