EMO Hanover 2017 - TAKISAWA TAIWAN SHOWS ITS TURN-MILL STRENGTH AT EMO
Five machines will be displayed by Takisawa Taiwan, representing the company’s extensive portfolio of slant bed horizontal lathes/turning centres, including the new MX-800 twin-spindle twin-turret turning centre, plus two machines from the LA range and one from the FX series.
All are available in the UK and Ireland from exclusive distributor T W Ward CNC Machinery Ltd.
The new MX-800 twin-spindle twin-turret turning centre is constructed on a horizontal box-type base to minimise thermal deviation, thus ensuring machining accuracy, as well as increasing the distance of the X, Y and Z axes’ linear quideways to guarantee stability. The linear guideways also permit high-speed cycles to further boost productivity.
With twin facing T15 turrets and twin spindles, plus C axis for simultaneous second operation processes, the MX-800 will be ideal for multi-tasking operations in a single set-up.
The machine has twin 65 mm bar capacity spindles and a maximum turning diameter, distance between centres and turning length of 230 mm, 1,100 mm and 250 mm, respectively. It can be supplied with a built-in robot or gantry, for integration into an automated system.
The FX800 CNC lathe is another true multi-tasker, with twin turrets and twin spindles plus C axis for simultaneous second operation processes in the same set-up. The machine has a 65 mm bar capacity (52 mm on the sub-spindle) and a maximum turning diameter, distance between centres and turning length of 260 mm, 1,030 mm and 657 mm, respectively.
With rapid traverse rates of 20 m/min and a maximum spindle speed of 4,500 revs/min (5,000 revs/min on the sub-spindle), the 11 kW model is billed as the ideal cost-effective turning centre to suit a myriad of different workpieces.
Two turn-mill LA Series machines will be shown, including the twin-spindle LA-250YS. With Y and B axes, this has a maximum swing of 600 mm, a distance between centres of 1, 095 mm, and a maximum turning diameter and length of 370 mm and 737 mm, respectively. With 3,500 revs/min available at both the main (15 kW) and sub (7.5 kW) spindles, 75 mm bar can be accommodated.
Also on show will be the LA-350M L16 turn-mill centre designed for heavy cutting, courtesy of a spindle equipped with a high/low two-step gearbox with high torque output, plus a large spindle bore for 117 mm diameter bar as standard and optionally 150 mm. The T12 live servo turret with milling function is also equipped for heavy milling and drilling tasks.
The machine’s meehanite bed casting, of slant design, represents an extremely rigid structure and together with heavy-duty box-way design promotes high machining accuracies. The machine design also allows ample space for chip flow and easy clearance of debris away from the machining process.