Search Technical Articles:
Product Categories
Search Help
AP Itinerary
  Welcome to our website!
Welcome! Now:  
Other Technical Articles
· Krauss-Maffeis extruder combination saves space
( 2008-08-29 )
· Matsuura machining centre doubles productivity
( 2008-08-28 )
· Star launches mid-entry level sliding-head lathe
( 2008-08-28 )
· Entry level CNC cutting machine introduced
( 2008-08-25 )
· 32mm CNC sliding head auto is worlds fastest
( 2008-08-25 )
· Jones and Shipman unveil cylindrical grinder
( 2008-08-25 )
· Haas steps up machining centre technology
( 2008-08-25 )
· Show demonstrates micro-manufacturing
( 2008-08-25 )
· Developments in portable MMA/TIG Caddy welders
( 2008-08-25 )
· mm CNC sliding head auto is worlds fastest
( 2008-08-18 )
· Entry level CNC cutting machine introduced
( 2008-08-18 )
· Magnetic plates save die cutting set-up, costs
( 2008-08-15 )
· Manual aids plastics moulding robot automation
( 2008-08-15 )
· Latest SL materials are tough and durable
( 2008-08-15 )
· Connectors speed up mould changes
( 2008-08-15 )
· Boosting automation and reducing lead times of complex parts...
( 2008-08-14 )
· Enhanced PC-based probing software is now available to thousands...
( 2008-08-13 )
· Interest Fades in the Once-Mighty V-8
( 2008-01-23 )
· At Auto Show, Chinese Are Sidelined but Not Ignored
( 2008-01-23 )
· BMW Rethinks the V-8 Engine
( 2008-01-23 )
Technical Articles
Home >> Technical Articles >> Content
Star launches mid-entry level sliding-head lathe
Time: 2008-08-28   Hits: 106

Star Micronics has introduced two sliding-headstock, seven-axis CNC mill-turn sliding head centres for the manufacture of turned parts up to 20mm diameter.

The traditional version with guide brush, SR-20J, is suitable for high precision machining of long, slender components, but can also produce short, complex parts Star Micronics said the lathe can be bought for 15 per cent less than the high-end SR-20RIII, and it is almost as capable.

The SR-20JN does not utilise a guide brush, which Star said results in a reduction in material costs, especially when machining short parts approaching the lathe's maximum bar capacity.

The headstock grips the material very close to the point of machining, so the remnant is only around a quarter of the bar length that is normally involved when using conventional sliders.

High productivity is delivered by a specification that includes a 3.7kW/10,000 rev/m main spindle, 35m/min rapid feeds in all linear axes, and C-axis positioning of the main and counter spindles.

Both models have an installed weight of 2.2 tonnes.

Spindle cooling ensures thermal stability and also contributes to high precision machining.

The working area can accommodate a number of cutters and the usual six ganged turning tools above the guide brush.

lathe machine | grinding machine | milling machine | drilling machine | machining center | sawing machine | electric discharge machine | machinetools
Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved.