A number of options and upgrades have been announced for the SLX ProTurn range of lathes offered by XYZ Machine Tools. For instance, the largest machine in the range, the 3 m-bed SLX 555, with its 560 mm swing over the bed, 104 mm spindle bore and 3000 mm between centres, now features single-door to access the working area. Replacing the previous double-door system, the new design configuration makes it much easier for operators to access to the entire bed length.
SLX ProTurn lathes also have a number of productivity boosting options now available, including a four or eight-position auto-indexing toolpost to replace the standard quick-change system. The eight-position option features a cycloidal, zero-backlash drive system featuring an absolute position encoder, with the turret locked in position using a Hirth coupling.
For those performing larger diameter drilling work, the SLX range can now be fitted with an optional drilling attachment that sits on the machine cross slide. By drilling directly from the cross slide rather than the toolpost, users are able to maximise the potential of the latest drilling tools, at the same time reducing stress on the toolpost and releasing positions for turning and boring tools.
As part of XYZ’s quality procedures, every SLX lathe is ballbar tested using the latest QC20 Bluetooth ballbar system from Renishaw (pictured). This is part of the 168-hour (24/7) testing procedure undertaken by XYZ on its machine tools prior to delivery. If any fault is identified during this period, it is rectified and the test starts again from
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