The twin turret lathes are turning centers, which are equipped with two turret units. The turret is very common in modern lathe machines, because modern turning centers need to use it for advanced machining. The turret is especially common in vertical lathes, because vertical lathes are designed for various industrial fields. As one of the most classic and useful machine tool models, turning lathes are popular in many machining fields. In the categorization of automatic lathes, there are many specifications while one of the common features is the vertical and horizontal lathes. This is related to the spindles.
CNC twin turret lathes machines are machine tools that rotate a work piece on a rotating axis driven by spindles to perform various machining operations, such as cutting, knurling, sanding, drilling, deformation, end machining and turning. The role of spindles is so important. The machining process of CNC turret lathes is carried out by tools applied to the work piece to create an object that is symmetrical to the axis activated by the spindle. In general, turning turret lathes are divided into two main types of turret lathes according to the way the work piece is clamped. So the arrangement of the twin turret lathes can be different and the spindle allocation is different.
Turrets are installed in many types of twin turret lathe machines, many of which are vertical lathes and horizontal lathes. In a vertical lathe, the work piece is clamped vertically and is driven by the spindles, and the cutting tools are installed in the same direction to perform CNC vertical machining.
Compared with CNC horizontal lathes which also require spindle driven force, this way of clamping is more stable due to the gravity effect. Manufacturers of vertical turning machines usually make their vertical turning machine models into high quality production equipment for users pursuing high precision in various processing industries, such as the automotive industry, aerospace industry, sports equipment manufacturing and other industrial fields with large and heavy work pieces. In the clamping mechanism of the vertical turning lathe, the lathe spindle is also located behind the chuck so the spindles could be well installed. The spindles may be belt driven, and some may be driven by other means. The driving force of spindles is extremely complicated and we will have spindle driven force illustrated in other spindle related articles.
In addition, similar to other milling machines and machining centers turning centers can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility, thereby providing machine operators with greater processing possibilities on the reinforced turning centers.
Advanced turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC turning machines and one of the most important accessories for users of CNC lathes. Taiwanese suppliers aimed at this business and developed many well known power turret and power tool series to support the needs of global lathe users. A single motor with servo function can be used to drive the power turret and give it the best processing effect. Taiwanese suppliers also offer important accessories and parts such as spindles, spindle locknuts, and other spindle related components.
In addition to power turrets, tool magazines and automatic tool changers are also the best selling products of Taiwan's machine tool accessory suppliers. Tool magazine and automatic tool change system made in Taiwan can provide the best tool change time according to the customer's cycle time engineering, thereby helping customers keep up with the latest market trends. The trend also forms the spindle design.
Compared with worldwide competitors, Taiwanese manufacturers have a better understanding of how to provide customers with comprehensive services based on local conditions and upgrade customers' machine tools and accessories to the latest version such as the design of turning centers and the corresponding spindles. Other accessory products have also been developed on the market, such as spindles, chucks and hydraulic cylinders. Many Taiwan-made lathes and accessories are used in various industries across the world.
At the same time, CNC horizontal lathes are of traditional design and have been developed and used for more than a century. The horizontal structure together with the spindle design makes the turning machine easy to use and maintain, and it has been widely used in many industries because of its convenience and structural advantages.
In summary, for industrial users, there is no absolute answer to the choice between a horizontal lathe or a vertical lathe, only the best solution needs to be selected according to the actual situation. New trends in the automation industry are changing rapidly. In the fields of automation and 3C consumables and electrical appliances, manufacturers are more inclined to buy machining centers equipped with more automation units.
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