turning center

turning center

[′tərn·iŋ ‚sen·tər]
(mechanical engineering)
A numerically controlled lathe that sometimes functions together with a robot in boring and other machining work.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The MW35 all-electric, compact turning center with a servo high-speed loader (single or twin gantry loaders are available) is said to produce small parts in as little as three seconds.
The Sudbury, Mass.-based precision machine tools supplier has added a High Performance Multitasking Turning Center to its realm of capabilities.
New equipment at the facility includes a Hardinge Quest RS 51 MSY turning center, a Takisawa TT200G turning center, a Tsugami Swiss-style lathe, and two Okuma CNC lathes.
The first variant analyses the machining on 3 types of CNC machine tools, namely a 2 axes standard CNC turning center, a 3-axes CNC milling machine and a 4-axes CNC vertical machining centre.
And at last month's "Mazak Energy Expo" at its regional HQ and tech center in Houston, 300 people from the oil industry came to see the demo of a new multitasking turning center with 120 in.
Daewoo's Puma MX series mill-turn adds true milling capabilities to a powerful turning center. According to the manufacturer, the new design provides unmatched flexibility within a complete spectrum of part geometries.
Multi-component molding also spawned a revolution in tooling design, with the development of rotary platens and molds with turning center stacks.
It is not difficult to find horizontal CNC turning centers with dual spindles equipped with live tooling for simultaneous machining on different sections of the part, vertical turning centers for external and internal turning operations along the Z-axis and a plethora of multi-tasking models that essentially take a multi-axis milling machine and add C-axis turning (mill-turn) or a CNC turning center with a milling spindle (turn-mill).
The RS 51 MSY turning center with live tooling, C-axis, Y-axis, and sub-spindle offers vibration control, thermal stability, and accuracy, resulting in part roundness, surface finish, and statistical process control--SPC--capability.
The Romi E 320 turning center offers turning, boring, milling and tapping--all in one setup.