Engine Lathes feature touch screen controls.

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Clausing/Metosa Smart Lathes are complete with electronic stops, taper adjustment, high speed threader and tracing. They are available with swings from 13 to 24 in., in either geared head model with 9 or 12 speeds, or with variable Constant Surface Speed spindle having 3 speed ranges. GE Fanuc Quickpanel Jr. II Graphic Guidance Control touch screen guides operator through programming cycles and operating menus.



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Clausing Introduces the Clausing/Metosa "Smart Lathe" Standard Engine Lathes


Clausing Industrial, Inc. has introduced the Clausing/Metosa "Smart Lathe", a new dimension in standard lathes, with touch screen electronic controls complete with electronic stops, taper adjustment, high speed threader and tracing. Now, an experienced manual lathe operator can work with a precision control system without having prior computer knowledge. This saves the expense and inconvenience of having to use a taper and hydraulic copying attachment to produce tapers and radii. Plus, all types of threads can be produced without having to elect gears. This can result in increased production and precision, and reduced time per work piece produced, compared to other standard lathes. The "Smart Lathe" is available with swings from 13" to 24", in either a geared head model with 9 or 12 speeds, or with a variable Constant Surface Speed spindle having three speed ranges. All models are supplied
with complete guarding and a chip collection tray, coolant equipment and automatic lubrication of bed ways.

The Clausing/Metosa "Smart Lathe" features a GE Fanuc Quickpanel Jr. II Graphic Guidance Control touch screen having large graphic icons that guide the operator through programming cycles and operating menus. Manual operation is made easy with electronic hand wheels for the X and Z axes and a joystick for rapid feeds. Travel limits are shown on the touch screen. Complex geometric shapes, requiring X and Z axes interpolation, are achieved by using a comprehensive range of semi-automatic
cycles. The required operation cycle is selected using the graphic icons on the touch screen. Up to 15 different operation cycles can be saved and executed on demand.

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