Vertical Turning Lathes

Chevalier’s (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vertical turning lathes help users achieve new levels of productivity, precision and automation integration.

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Chevalier’s (Santa Fe Springs, CA) vertical turning lathes help users achieve new levels of productivity, precision and automation integration. The machines’ relatively small footprint and compact structure are designed to fit automotive production lines. The vertical lathe design requires minimum clamping force as the workpiece weight sets and holds itself in place, preventing workpiece damage due to excessive clamping pressure. The addition of an available robotic, gantry or conveyor type carriage systems allow automated movement of workpieces. Models come either with FANUC OiT or 18ITC controls and are offered with 8/10” chuck with 4000rpm spindle; 10/12/15” chuck with 3000rpm spindle and 15/18/21/24” chuck with 2500rpm spindle. Gang type, single turret or double turret tooling configurations are available to meet various production requirements. X and Z Axis deliver 787ipm rapids. High speed, double turret models can run either left only, right only or simultaneously, substantially decreasing idle time. Optional C axis and live tooling VDI turret enable the machine to perform multiple operations in one setup. New design enhancements include a heavy duty spindle with large diameter NN double-row cylindrical bearings, delivering runout accuracy within 0.0001”. A new sealing system design protects the spindle from chip and coolant contamination; and a programmable tailstock system employs alloy steel box ways for maximum clamping rigidity.