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Multi-Slide Screw Machine and Twin Spindle Mill/Turn Center

Absolute Machine Tools recently highlighted two machines: LICO, a multi-slide screw machine and a mill/turn center.

The LNT-42S-S4 model has a 42 mm spindle with four heavy-duty dovetail and gib-design cross slides that can overlap up to five tools in the cut at one time. This screw machine is ruggedly built and capable of using either form tools or standard carbide insert tools with each slide having a full 2-axis servo-controlled travel. "For medium to complex parts, it can match or beat the speed of cam-driven machines and offers the versatility, finish and tolerances of CNC lathes," said a company spokesperson.

A turret-mounted pickoff spindle is standard and the base machine model comes equipped with gang slide backworking, dual high-pressure oil pumps, chip and part conveyors and toolholders for all positions. A modular eight-position backworking turret is optional. The main turret uses VDI-30 live tooling and comes with four live toolholders. The LNTS platform is available in four bar capacity sizes: 36 mm, 42 mm, 51 mm and 65 mm, all with a maximum turning length of 170 mm. All LNTS models can be with an optional Y-axis gang tooled cross slide for both static and live tools.

The second LICO is an LNDD-series machine. The LND-65D-S3 is an 11-axis mill/turn center that can often produce parts faster than conventional twin spindle, multi-turret machines with up to five tools in the cut simultaneously. This machine has a bar capacity of 65 mm (2.56"), maximum turning length of 475 mm (18.7") and employs independent 2-axis cross slides that can overlap each other and the turret. The turret works on either the main or the counter spindle, and can perform on-center work on both spindles simultaneously. An 8-position turret with optional live tooling and Y-axis is standard. The LNDD platform comes standard with an independent counter spindle, dual high-pressure oil pumps, chip and part conveyors and toolholders for all positions. The LNDD series is available in the following bar sizes: 42 mm, 51 mm, 65 mm, 80 mm and 100 mm. The LNDD is built with a highly engineered frame and slides for dampening vibration and reducing the variables that can arise in size and finish from such vibration. "The result is a stable process with cycle times that are often two to three times faster than twin spindle, single turret machines," said the spokesperson.

For more information contact:

Courtney Ortner

Absolute Machine Tools, Inc.

7420 Industrial Parkway

Lorain, OH 44053

800-852-7825 / 440-960-6911

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