SMTCL-Americas (City of Industry, CA) has introduced a new line of lathes called VivaTurn that will bring high performance and high productivity to North American job shops. These lathes were designed by SMTCL’s Schiess-Tech design center in cooperation with designers in Shanghai, China.
Marcus Otto, the managing director of Schiess-Tech in Germany, stated, “This was the first collaborative effort where we have combined the technical knowledge of our German engineers with the vast experience and large installed base of our colleagues in Shanghai.”
The result is a family of highly reliable slant bed CNC Lathes that are highly accurate and priced competitively. The lathes are available in simple 2-axis configuration or with live milling. Sub-Spindle and Y-axis models will be released in the near future. Both the VivaTurn 2Sm/500 and the VivaTurn 4Cm/1000 were displayed at IMTS 2014.
The VivaTurn 2Sm has 22 in swing over the bed, a 10 in hydraulic chuck, 3.1 in spindle bore, and a 12-position live tool turret. The VivaTurn 4Cm has 28 in of swing over the bed, a 10 in hydraulic chuck, 3.1 in spindle bore, and a 12-postiion power tool turret. All VivaTurn lathes come standard with the FANUC 0i-TD control, NSK Bearings, a hydraulic tailstock, and chip conveyor.
SMTCL is the largest machine tool manufacturer in the world, producing 80,000 machine tools each year with revenues of $2.9 billion from over 300 products, including CNC Boring Mills, Vertical Turning Centers, Vertical Machining Centers, Horizontal Turning Centers, Horizontal Machining Centers, Gantry Type Machining Centers, Pipe Threading Machines and Tapping Centers.
The company also makes Conventional Lathes, Boring Mills, and Radial Drills. It has design centers in Berlin, Germany and Shanghai, China as well as multiple factories in Germany and China. The SMTCL-Americas Technology Center is located in City of Industry and stocks machines, replacement parts, and accessories. SMTCL has a network of full service distributors in North America who have extensive training, parts, installation, and field service capabilities.
SMTCL USA, Inc., 17038 E. Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745, 626-667-1192, Fax: 626-667-1197, www.smtcl-americas.com.
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