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Star Micronics release new SV-38R Sliding head lathe

Star Micronics release new SV-38R Sliding head lathe

Star Micronics are excited to announce the release of their latest sliding head lathe. Due for global release in April 2014, the SV-38R represents the very latest innovation in complex machining and is specially designed for use in the medical, automotive, and aerospace industries.

With its machining capacity of up to 38mm, the SV-38R will be available in two types: Type A, which features 11 controlled axes, nine of which are controlled linearly and two rotationally, while the type B’s 12 axes increase its capability with the fully programmable B axis located on the 10 station turret. Both variants of this machine also have the additional benefit of being able to run as both Guide Bush and Non Guide Bush machines.

The SV-38R has been designed as a replacement for the popular SV-32 machine which has been a huge success for Star over the last 12 years. The new SV-38R benefits from having additional power tool capabilities on the platen plus having a fully programmable B axis on the 3 axis turret. To improve the overlapping capability of the SV-38R, Star have fitted an eight station rear tool post that also has driven tool capabilities. This tool post also benefits from a programmable Y axis and this coupled with the 3 axis sub spindle makes overlapping complex features extremely easy.

To back up its extensive tooling capacity, the SV-38R comes complete with a range of support systems. The Star Motion Control System helps to minimize downtime by optimising processes and stabilising the machine during production, while a variety of check functions can also improve operability and workability.

This latest addition to its range of high-precision machines is indicative of Star GB’s continuing investment and innovation in sliding head lathe technology and its status as an industry leader in precision engineering.

Another advantage is the generation of the switch signal for determination of the axis positions. It is not generated by a mechanical contact, but opto-electronically by shading with a miniature light barrier inside the tool setting probe. As a result, it operates absolutely wear-free and guarantees maximum reliability over many years, even under the most adverse conditions. Further advantages of the TC64-20 are the high probing speed as well as the very low power consumption. Tools from a diameter of 1mm can be measured.

The mechanically robust design of the compact tool setting probe is perfectly adjusted to the harsh environment of a machine tool as per device protection class IP68. The self-centring stylus allows a change to be made without re-aligning the probe using a dial gauge. In addition, an optional predetermined breaking point protects the probe system in the event of an operating error. For further information, please contact your local Blum representative or come to the stand 5945 at MACH for a demonstration.

Published on MTD CNC by Star Micronics GB Limited on 10 January 2014

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