100 options for new lathe

New from DMG Mori is a universal turning centre, the CLX 550, featuring robust construction, a 33 kW (40% DC/3250 rpm/630 Nm) spindle and the option of a Fanuc 3D control instead of the standard 19” SLIMline multi-touch control panel with Siemens 840D solutionline and Operate 4.7.

The lathe joins two smaller models – 350 and 450 – to expand a range that was first announced at the AMB 2016 show in Stuttgart.
Able to turn components up to 480 mm in diameter by 1225 mm long, the CLX 550 offers users a larger work area in a compact footprint of 7.4 sq m. The cast-iron bed ensures rigidity, minimises vibration and allows improved chip evacuation.
Large ballscrews, sturdy spindle bearings and a VDI 40 turret with 12 stations, live if required, ensure high productivity and accuracy, which is further promoted by feedback of axis positions via linear scales. When configured as a bar automatic, the machine produces parts up to 80 mm in diameter, or alternatively 102 mm. In terms of precision, circularity of less than 3 µm is quoted.
A choice of over 100 hardware and software options enables application-oriented specification and upgrading of the CLX 550. In addition to the optional larger bar capacity and possibility of choosing a 120 mm Y-axis, VDI 30 or VDI 50 turrets are available, as well as a tailstock and a steady rest, both of which can be programmable to facilitate the manufacture of crankshafts, for example. If a counter-spindle replaces the tailstock, six-sided machining of complex workpieces can be carried out in one hit.
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