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Mills CNC will demonstrate its turning prowess at MACH
Mills CNC will demonstrate its turning prowess at MACH
Mills CNC will demonstrate its turning prowess at MACH

Mills CNC will demonstrate its turning prowess at MACH

Mills CNC, the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland, is exhibiting 23 Doosan machine tools at MACH 2014.

The company’s stand (Hall 5 Stand 5430) is the largest Mills has ever booked at MACH and, at 806m2 is the biggest stand at this year’s Show.

Mills will be showcasing an impressive cross-section of its Doosan lathes and multi-axis turning centres from its stand (14 in total) – many of which are new machines making their UK and/or MACH debuts.

Says Nick Frampton, Mills CNC’s managing director:

'Our Lynx and Puma lathes and turning centres are widely respected in the market and are highly regarded by precision component manufacturers everywhere. The new models we’re launching and exhibiting at MACH will only strengthen their reputations’

Mills’ stand will feature 3 x Lynx lathes; 4 x Puma lathes (chuck size 8'/10'/12'); 2 x large-capacity Puma lathes, 2 x sliding head lathes;  2 x multi-axis turning centres and 1 x vertical turning lathe.

Lynx lathes

Lynx 220 LSYA: New at MACH

The new Lynx sub-spindle lathe with an integrated Y-axis (+/- 52.5mm) is aimed at manufacturers looking for a small, reliable and high-productivity lathe capable of machining complex parts in one set up.

The 6' chuck/51mm bar diameter machine is equipped a 15kW 6000rpm main spindle; a 5.5kW 6000 rpm sub-spindle, a 12- station turret (24-position indexing capability), full C-axis capability on both its main and sub-spindle and driven tools (3 .7kW 6,000-rpm) and, as such, provides manufacturers with additional mill, drill and tapping capability.
The machine is equipped as standard with an automatic tool setter, parts catcher, pneumatic parts ejector with coolant feed (on the sub-spindle), and parts conveyor.

Lynx 300M

The Lynx 300 series is the largest lathe in the highly successful range of 2- and 3-axis value driven Lynx machines.

This 300 series machine has a 10' chuck/76mm bar work diameter, and full C-axis and live tooling capability. The Lynx 300M is a general purpose machine that provides customers with outstanding performance at a more than competitive price.

Lynx 220B

The Lynx 220B is one of Mills’ (and Doosan’s) best-selling small lathes. The 8' chuck/51mm bar diameter machine is a real work-horse and has a 15kW 5,000rpm spindle, 12-station turret and can accommodate work pieces up to 300mm in length (longer bed length available).

Comments Andrew Jack, Mills’ technical director:

'Lynx lathes are popular and are among the UK’s best-selling range of small, compact machine tools.

'The introduction of the new Y axis models considerably strengthens our turning portfolio, and will reinforce the Lynx’s position as the UK’s number one range of high-productivity, high flexibility, cost-competitive small footprint lathes.'

Puma lathes

Puma lathes have, for many years, have raised the bar and set new benchmarks for productivity, reliability and overall performance. It is little surprise therefore why they feature so prominently on Mills’ stand at this year’s MACH show.

The Puma lathes being exhibited at MACH are as follows:

Puma 2600: New at MACH

The Puma 2600 has a 10' chuck/76mm bar work diameter; a 3500rpm spindle (22kW/625Nm), and a 12-station turret.

Puma 2600SY:

The Puma 2600SY has a 10' chuck/76mm bar diameter; a 4,000rpm 22kW/358Nm built-in main spindle and 6,000rpm 15kW/134Nm built-in sub-spindle. The machine also features a C-axis, live tooling and a Y-axis (+/-52.5mm).

Puma 3100XLY: New at MACH

The Puma 3100XLY is a powerful long-bed lathe (2,125mm bed length) and has a 12' chuck/102mm bar working diameter. The machine also features a high-torque 3,000rpm built-in spindle (30kW/1203Nm), a 12 station turret, C axis, live tooling and a  Y-axis (+/- 65mm).

Puma GT2100M: New at MACH

Puma GT 2100 lathes provide manufacturers with increased accuracies and repeatability, superior cutting performance and greater process reliability. The heavy-duty, box guide-way machine being exhibited has an 8" chuck/65mm, 18.5kW 4500rpm spindle and driven tooling (5.5kW/5,000rpm).

Big Puma lathes

Doosan large-capacity lathes (and machine tools in general) have quite a following in the oil/gas, power generation, large automotive and aerospace sectors. Such popularity, plus Mills taking out its largest ever stand at this year’s Show, has enabled the company to exhibit two of its large Puma lathes at MACH.

Puma 480L: New at MACH

The Puma 480L is a large, incredibly powerful and versatile machine ideal for every machining application. The Puma 480 machine has a 21" chuck/165.5mm bar capacity, a 45kW (gearbox-driven) 1,500 rpm spindle, a 10-station turret and a 2.15 metre bed length.

Puma 700LY:

The Puma 700LY is one of the biggest lathes Mills has ever taken to MACH.

The machine with its chuck size up to 32" and bar capacity of 164mm, is designed to handle large and heavy work pieces, and is used extensively in the oil/gas, power generation, and large automotive sectors.

To accommodate large and long components the Puma 700LY has a bed length of 3,250mm – and its cutting performance is driven by a 45kw 1,500rpm spindle. Improved flexibility and productivity are assured via its Driven Tools and Y-axis (+/-100mm) capabilities.
Continues Andrew Jack, Technical Director at MACH:

'Puma lathes are exceptional performers and provide manufacturers with improved accuracy and cutting performance and greater process reliability. I am confident that our range of Puma lathes will draw in the crowds at MACH.'

Sliding head lathes

The introduction of two new Doosan sliding head lathes to Mills CNC’s turning machines’ portfolio in 2013 was big news in the industry.

Both machines – the ST20G (20mm bar diameter) and ST32G (32mm diameter bar) are highly productive models and are equipped with the latest Fanuc 31iB CNC which offers 7-axis capability.

The two machines are being exhibited at MACH.

ST20G: New at MACH
The ST20G is equipped with a built-in and oil-cooled 2.2/3.7kW 10,000rpm main spindle and a (1.5/2.2kW 8,000rpm sub-spindle.

ST32G: New at MACH
The larger ST32G lathe is equipped with a built-in, oil-cooled 5.5/7.5kW 8,000rpm main spindle and a 2.2/3.7kW 8,000rpm sub-spindle.

On both machines the standard tooling specification/configuration is -: 6 static turning tools; 4  static front tools; 5 cross milling (rotary) tools including milling holders (4 tools on the ST32G); 2 static and 2 milling holders on the back tool post; and 2 static sleeves for deep hole drilling.

Vertical turning lathes

Doosan's Puma vertical turning lathes are designed to handle large, heavy work-pieces, and provide manufacturers with a reliable high-accuracy and high-performance machining solution for heavy-duty applications with a small overall footprint.

VT 900: Vertical Turning Lathe: New at MACH
The VT 900 exhibited has a 32' chuck, a powerful 45kW 1800rpm spindle and a 12 station turret.  It can accommodate work-pieces up to 850mm in length, and the machine has a 900mm maximum turning diameter.

Multi-Axis turning centres

TT 1800SY: Twin Turret – Twin Spindle Turning Centre
The compact TT 1800SY 8-axis machine, with integrated Y-axis capability (+/- 50mm), has been designed to take customers’ productivity to new dimensions.

The TT machine being showcased has a 65mm bar working diameter; 22kW 5,000rpm spindles (left and right) and 40m/min rapids. The machine provides the optimum solution for high volume machining of small-to-medium size, complex parts.

SMX 3000: Multi-axis Mill-Turn machine: New at MACH
Doosan’s range of best-selling mill-turn centres has a new addition – the next generation SMX 3000.

This machine features major improvements in ergonomic design and technical specification over the current MX mill-turn range and is the first time the machine will be seen in the UK (following its successful launch at Doosan’s internal DIMF 2013 Show).

This 12' chuck machine has a maximum turning diameter of 660mm, a 40 tool front mounted ATC with Capto C6 milling spindle, tailstock, a SLU5 servo driven steady rest and full 5 axis capability.

Concludes Nick Frampton:

'Our lathe and turning centre line-up at MACH is impressive and formidable. The 14 machines being showcased demonstrate to visitors that if they are turning small or large precision parts – we have the ideal solution.'

Published on MTD CNC by Mills CNC Ltd on 24 February 2014

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