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New V Series Vertical Turning Centers Offers Versatility
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New V Series Vertical Turning Centers Offers Versatility

The new Giddings & Lewis V Series from Fives Machining Systems is a versatile line of vertical turning centers designed to provide high metal removal rates and high precision. This multi-purpose lathe is capable of handling a wide range of parts, including pumps, valves, gears, bearings, compressors, wheel hubs, jet engine housings and more.

All six models, with table sizes ranging from 800 mm to 2500 mm, have a hydrostatic ram that adds rigidity for heavy cutting and produces less friction for improved part finish. The hydrostatic wear-free guides are designed to require less maintenance. The infinitely adjustable cross rail is a programmable positioning axis able to handle a wide range of parts and minimize ram extension. Dual scale feedback delivers precision and helps ensure parallelism while the hydraulic cylinder elevation adds secure 1,000 kN (225,000 lbs.) of mechanical clamping force per side.

"The V Series is engineered to be flexible, reliable and affordable in response to feedback from our job shop customers," said Brad Nelson, V Series Product Manager at Fives Giddings & Lewis. "All models have a compact footprint, and there is no requirement for special foundations, so the machine can be easily relocated, if necessary."

The Giddings & Lewis VLock tooling system provides a stiff interface for modular tooling adaptors, long cutting tools and the optional heavy-duty right angle milling attachment. "Modular turning tools more than double the taper stiffness at loads up to 1,800 Nm," added Nelson. "Standard modular tools offer significant savings over the proprietary vertical lathe tooling offered on most vertical lathes. Modular tools are also lighter, easier and safer to handle, requiring less time to maintain."

Through-the-tool coolant and 8 bar (116 psi) flood coolant is standard, as is a 12-position tool storage disk. Options include 70 bar (1,015 psi) high-pressure coolant and an 18-tool storage disk. Other options include tool and part probes to increase utilization and ensure part quality, and enclosures from standard to fully enclosed.

The V Series is designed and built at the Fives Giddings & Lewis plant in Fond du Lac, WI, and features solid cast iron base construction. Available options include live spindle attachments and a C-axis table.

For more information contact:

Fives Giddings & Lewis, LLC

A subsidiary of Fives Machining Systems, Inc.

142 Doty Street

Fond du Lac, WI 54935


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