Absolute’s Jason Smith Discusses Nexturn SA32XII in “Getting the Most out of Swiss Machines” Article
Jason Smith, Absolute’s national sales manager for production turning products, highlighted the Nexturn SA32XII Swiss Lathe in a March SME Media article, “Getting the Most out of Swiss Machines: Tips From Top Suppliers.”
In the article, Smith notes that the SA32XII‘s dual independent gang slide and three-channel programming allows for three tools in the cut at once.
“There are a ton of applications where we can get both gang plates removing material and achieve reduced cycle times and more stable processes,” Smith said.
Smith continues to explain that long turn profiles are ideal applications for the SA32XII CNC Swiss lathes.
“It is common to exceed the recommended depth-of-cut rating on an insert,” Smith said. “As a result, users must reduce feed rate. This causes a loss in chip breakage on cutting tools. By utilizing the pinch turn cycle with the dual opposed gang slide, users are successful in maintaining tools within the manufacturer’s recommendations, and therefore breaking a chip during the cut.”
Additionally, users are able to “stage” the next tool in the process by preparing that tool on the opposite gang tool post, which reduces cycle times.
“There is nearly zero ‘chip-to-chip’ time when this is done,” Smith said.
Read the full article here.