Vertical Lathe delivers micrometer precision.

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With gearless spindle technology and RS-Slide structure, VTP-1000 performs hard turning with precision that eliminates need for grinding. Contour and profile cutting accuracies are within ±1 µm on up to 40 in. OD gears and bearing components, and precise roundness on high hardness materials (HR60 plus) is possible. Along with 1,000 mm table dia, 1,200 mm max swing, and 4,000 kg table load, standard features include twin Capto C6 Receivers, magnetic chuck, and insulated heat sources.

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New VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe from Fuji Achieves Sub-Micron Surface Finishes on Large Scale Work Pieces, Without Grinding

Vernon Hills, IL - FUJI Machine America Corporation's new large VTP-1000 Vertical Lathe performs hard turning so precise that grinding is eliminated. Featuring gearless spindle technology and an RS-Slide structure, the VTP-1000 realizes contour and profile cutting accuracies within ±1µm on up to 40" (1m) OD gears and bearing components. With the VTP-1000, precise roundness on high hardness materials (HR60 plus) is possible.

A variety of features further contribute to the VTP-1000's high accuracy operation. Twin Capto C6 Receivers ensure optimum tool tip rigidity, while a magnetic chuck eliminates the distortion associated with conventional workholding methods. For thermal stability, this lathe has an optional coolant chiller, and its heat sources are insulated with containment covers - all of which are located externally. The VTP-1000's heightened finishing accuracies result in up to 75% shorter manufacturing time. Furthermore, each tool holder contains microchips to prevent offset errors and verify that the tool holder is in the correct pocket.

The table diameter of the VTP-1000 is 1000mm, maximum swing is 1200mm and table load is 4000kg. Although it features a small footprint, this lathe is rigidly constructed. The column and bed (75% of the total machine weight) are made of heavy cast iron. These components are not affected by thermal growth.

The VTP-1000 is designed for easy integration into an automated work cell. Some industries benefiting from the VTP-1000 include gear, construction, wind-power energy, aerospace and shipbuilding equipment.

For more information, visit IMTS booth #S-9430, log on to or contact FUJI Machine America Corporation, 171 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061, Phone: 847-821-2432, Fax: 847-821-7815, email: .

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