High Speed Lathe

In turning tasks, high-speed lathes are efficient multi-task machines that can handle a variety of machining tasks with significantly higher spindle speeds. In the EU, the spindle speed in the Asian market should be at least higher than 20,000 RPM, and the speed may be higher. For European models, the speed may even exceed 35,000.
Initially, high-speed lathes were developed from traditional lathes in the mid-20th century. Since then, the development of this special type of lathe has been well applied in industry and can be used in the home field.

High Speed and High Chip Volume

Because of high-speed cutting, a lot of chips are generated during processing. If the chips are not removed in time, this is a problem for the lathe. Therefore, in this type of lathe, the speed of chip removal is also a key issue in frame design.
In the machine tool industry, the slant bed CNC lathe is a traditional lathe model. It belongs to the conservative category. It can be modified by the user to deal with most turning tasks. However, the lathe with the horizontal slant bad base serves to avoid chip issues. This type of lathe can be widely used in the industrial field.
Therefore, there are no standards or restrictions regarding the design and specifications of the model. With the slant bed nature, the chips caused by the cutting movement are easier to remove. A lathe is also called a turning center. It is a machine tool that rotates a workpiece on a rotating shaft to perform various processes, such as cutting, knurling, grinding, drilling, deformation, end face machining, and turning. This machining is performed by using a tool that is applied to the target workpiece and creates an object with a symmetrical profile, which is driven by the spindle.


Corresponding Parts and Accessories

In most accessories, the development of power turrets, power tools, automatic pallet changers, and the fourth axis are currently popular objects. Once they are installed on a high-speed lathe for high-speed processing, their versatility attracts people's attention.
In order to make better use of these accessories, the lathe has a milling function. Therefore, you can change the turning to a turning center, which is the turning and milling center. This is very different from ordinary lathes in many ways. Therefore, the current trend in the industry is to provide customers with more optimal products while choosing lathes, thereby making their production lines more flexible in manufacturing.
In addition, industrial sensors are a recent new technology revolution. Not only for lathe machinery but also for various machine tools that help manufacturers to achieve intelligent manufacturing goals. They are considered important accessories, or components of intelligent manufacturing. Despite the success of this state-of-the-art technology, the development in this area is still under general research procedures.



At the same time, the hydraulic clamping force is activated by the air cylinder installed next to the headstock of the chuck device to ensure that the fixing force is firmly stabilized. If the rotation speed is too high, the workpiece will not be scattered. However, if the length of the workpiece is long, which usually causes straightness problems, there will be a tailstock there. Ensure long workpieces are fixed from head to toe so that the machining process is smooth and precise.
For the vertical counterpart, the workpiece is clamped vertically. The cutting tool is installed in the same direction so that the processing is performed vertically. Compared with the horizontal method, this type of clamping is more secure and fixed due to the effect of gravity. Manufacturers of vertical lathes usually turn their vertical lathes into first-class manufacturing equipment for users in various industrial fields pursuing high precision. With the vertical clamping mechanism, the main shaft of the vertical lathe is also located behind the chuck, while some may be belt-driven and some may be other types of drive mechanisms. Some may be belt-driven, and some may be other types of driving mechanisms.


Speed and RPM

Speaking of the speed of the lathe, the rotational speed of the spindle determines this feature, not about the cycle time it can achieve. At the same time, many high-speed spindles are not designed with high torque to process heavy cutting tasks, so these two cutting demands are likely to be distinguished from each other. A high-speed lathe has to reach at least a certain threshold of the spindle RPM such as 15000 or even higher, and the standard varies from sector to sector, so industrial users have to be informed about the corresponding specifications of the lathes they purchase before they make the decision.

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