Ideal machinery for the manufacture of highly precise and complicated components are the Nakamura Tome TW and WT range CNC Turning Centres operated by LMS Precision.
With Driven Tooling to both turrets, C axis to both spindles and two machines with 'Y' axis which allow drilling and milling 40mm either side of center line, enabling the production of complex parts in one hit. All are supported by FMB Turbo Magazine bar feeds with a maximum bar Diameter of 65mm, the Nakamuras are extremely efficient and accurate in terms of both tolerance and surface finish.
They provide much reduced cycle times for the manufacture of certain items providing obvious potential advantages to Customers in terms of unit cost.
The CNC Sliding Head Lathes used by LMS Precision are the well proven Citizen L series. Designed for medium to large batch production of simple or complex parts, these machines are designed to maintain component accuracy and close tolerances while running continuously for long periods, including unmanned.
The L32 is equipped with a 'Cool Blaster' high pressure coolant system which increases the machines efficiency by increased tool life again a benefit to unmanned running.
This Takisawa TT200G Twin Turret, Twin Spindle Turning Centre provides simultaneous turning of identical, or first and second, operations on twin spindles.
The automatic, magazine-fed, overhead high speed Gantry Loader incorporates a turn-over device for the loading of first and second operations onto the left hand or right hand spindle.
Twin linked Fanuc 21iT Control systems allow for individual programming of first and second operations including appropriate chuck indexing to accommodate components of irregular shape when reversed for the second operation.
With a maximum chucking and turning diameter of 160mm, turning length of 100mm and individual component weight of 4KG, the TT200G offers much improved lead times for volume production of components from Steel/Stainless Steel Billets or castings in Aluminium alloy or similar materials.
For 2-Axis turning of billet material, LMS Precision uses three Takisawa TC range machines.
These machines allow us to manufacture highly accurate turned components up to a maximum Diameter of 325mm with a maximum component length of 510mm.
Shown right is the Takisawa TC 200 which has a Chuck capacity of 210mm, a maximum turning Diameter of 310mm and a maximum turning length of 307mm when fitted with a Tailstock.