CNC Lathe reduces idle time.

Press Release Summary:

MT2-200W Twin Spindle CNC Lathe features No Idle Time Function: when turret on first operation is completed, it will support second operation being done on second spindle. Both turrets have 12 tool capacity. Spindles are driven by 2 independent 35 hp AC drive motors and operate at 4,500 rpm. Maximum turning length and diameter are 4.72 and 7.87 in., respectively. Turning system includes part stacker and part loading system.

Original Press Release:

Kitako's New MT2-200W CNC Lathe Features an Innovative No Idle Turret for Reduced Idle Time

Schaumburg, IL (June 26, 2002) - Sumikin Bussan will display the new MT2-200W Twin Spindle CNC Lathe from Kitako at the IMTS, booth #A-8568. The new Kitako Twin Spindle CNC Lathe is designed to substantially reduce idle time.

The MT2-200W's exclusive design improves cycle time compared to other twin spindle lathes. To compensate for unequal cycle times on the first operation on the first spindle and second operation on the second spindle, the MT2-200W's features a No Idle Time Function. With this function, when the turret on the first operation is completed, it will support the second operation being done on the second spindle. Thus, the second spindle works just like a 4 axis lathe with dual turrets. High-speed turret indexing also keeps idle time to a minimum. Both turrets have 12 tool capacity each for flexibility in machining.

Large diameter spindles, supported by high precision, double-row cylindrical roller bearings and angular contact bearings, also contribute to the MT2-200W's consistent performance.

The 4,500 rpm spindles are driven by two independent AC drive motors. 35HP motor on each spindle.

The MT2-200W's maximum turning length and diameter are 4.72" and 7.87" respectively.

The fully automated turning system includes a parts stacker and part loading system as a fully automated turning cell. This system can be utilized for both A/A operation and A/B operation. Live tooling is optional.

For more information, visit IMTS Booth #A-8568, or contact Sumikin Bussan International Corp. 1300 Remington Rd., Unit K. Schaumburg, Illinois 60173. Phone: (847) 882-9600. Fax:(847) 882-9800

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