Citizen Machinery (Hall 20, Stand 150) is showcasing its LFV (low frequency vibration) chip-breaking software, which forms part of the operating system in the controls on some of the manufacturer’s sliding- and fixed-head turn-mill centres. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the technology’s launch. According to Citizen, the principle of operation is distinct from, and superior to, pecking macros programmed into individual machining cycles. Citizen is gradually rolling out the patented system across the company’s Cincom sliding-head lathes, initially on the main spindle and more recently on the sub-spindle. There are five Cincom machines on show equipped with LFV. A pair of Citizen’s Miyano fixed-head lathes also benefit from the technology, one of which is on display.
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