LARGE PARTS TURNED IN SMALL FOOTPRINT
Occupying less than five square metres of space on a shop floor, the new CLX350 CNC lathe from DMG Mori is nevertheless capable of turning components from bar up to 51 mm diameter (65 mm optional) and has a maximum turning diameter of 320 mm. Z-axis travel is 530 mm. Spindle speeds up to 5,000 rpm can be programmed and the cartridge design means that exchange is simple and rapid.
The competitively priced machine has a VDI 30 turret with 12 tool positions, all of which can be driven on request. The manufacturer states that complex components are machined to high accuracy, repeatability and surface finish, due in part to the lathe’s rigid construction and also to the use of IT1-class ballscrews. Optimised chip flow helps maintain productivity and there is an optional chip conveyor, ideal for higher volume production environments.
The Siemens-based, DMG Mori SLIMline 19-inch touch-screen control with bespoke software offers the user fast, simple operation and advanced simulation possibilities combined with good ergonomics. Technology cycles including Easy Tool Monitoring make working with the CLX 350 even easier. The lathe can be augmented with modular additions including automated workpiece handling.