Victor Europe's new Vturn-A26 CNC lathe range boasts many innovative new features, including the upgraded structural rigidity of the range's headstocks, box slideways, turrets and carriages.
Based on a modern one piece slantbed design, a Meehanite casting distributes stress throughout the Vturn-A26 structure.
Employing advanced Direct Drive Spindle technology (DDS), the new Vturn-A26's spindle motor is integrated inside the headstock, eliminating vibrations that occur within belt or gear-driven systems. This substantially improves spindle run-out, resulting in enhanced surface finish, superior component roundness and prolonged consumable tooling life.
The A26's integral unit creates lower inertia than traditional drives, allowing faster acceleration time, further improving overall efficiency. A superior, dual winding spindle motor, gives similar operational characteristics to a 2-step gearbox, offering additional torque output at low spindle speed, when compared to conventional belt-driven spindles.
A maximum milling speed of 4,000 rpm delivers near-constant torque output over the Vturn-A26's complete speed range, while a VDI-40 milling turret, with coupling specifications of either DIN-5480 or DIN-1809, enables quick tool change.
Fanuc 0i-TD is fitted.
Author: Andrew Allcock