Press Release Summary:
Featuring 5 ft x 6 ft, 3 in. footprint, Tongtai Q5 CNC Gang-type Lathe is equipped with 6,000 rpm, 7.5 hp spindle motor and offers rapid traverse rate of 1,181 ipm. Tool capacity, depending on workpiece being processed, is 4–6 ID or OD. Optional automation system combines bar feeder, part catcher, and part conveyor. For longer-term, higher-volume automated production, 8-pallet or 2-pallet gantry-loader-type part stockers are offered to handle parts up to 2 in. in diameter and 1.5 in.Â in length.
Original Press Release:
Compact, Simple Q5 CNC Lathe Speeds Small-Part Production
Lorain, OH – The new Tongtai Q5 CNC gang-type lathe, introduced by Absolute Machine Tools at IMTS 2014, is a compact, simple machine engineered specifically for fast production of small parts. The Q5 features a 6,000 rpm (optional 8,000 rpm), 7.5 hp (5.6 kW) spindle motor and offers a rapid traverse rate of 1,181 IPM. The compact machine has a 5’ x 6’ 3” (1,490 mm x 1870 mm) footprint, and with straightforward gang tooling and no subspindle it is equipped for speed. Tool capacity, depending on the workpiece being processed, is 4-6 ID or OD tools.
Optional automation systems further increase the machine’s productivity. A simple, easy-to-operate solution combines a bar feeder, part catcher, and part conveyor. Through-spindle bar capacity is 1” (25 mm) -dia. For longer-term, higher-volume automated production, 8-pallet or 2-pallet gantry-loader-type part stockers are offered to handle parts up to 2” (50 mm) in diameter and 1.5” (38 mm) in length.
For more information, contact Absolute Machine Tools at 800-852-7825, www.absolutemachine.com.