Heavy-duty turning centres lighten the load

Now available in the UK and Ireland from official importer, sales distributor and sales agent, TDT Technology, is the Feeler range of FTC turning centres and slant-bed CNC turning centres. Aimed at machine shops tasked with heavy-duty machining operations, the machines are designed to offer a competitive cost-to-performance ratio.

The Feeler FTC range comprises three models, the FTC-10, FTC-20 and FTC-30. Between them, the machines cover a swing-over-bed of 520 to 600 mm diameter, a standard turning diameter of 180 to 310 mm, a maximum turning diameter of 240 to 450 mm, and a maximum turning length of 255 to 621 mm. All three feature a spindle equipped with precision, dual-direction, angular-contact thrust ball bearings, while a special heat-dissipation headstock design eliminates elevated temperatures from the spindle bearings, prolonging life and promoting reliability.
TDT says that machines in the Feeler FTC series of slant-bed CNC turning centres are designed for rigidity, efficiency and versatility. Kicking off the range is the FTC-300, which features a 6000 rpm spindle, 6” chuck and 52 mm diameter bar capacity. Moving up, the FTC-350, 350L, 350XL, 350LY (Y axis) and 350SLY (twin spindle) offer a 4500 rpm spindle, 8” chuck and 52 mm diameter bar capacity (66 mm option). All feature a 30° slant bed.
For an even more robust structure, the FTC-450 and 450MC (C axis and driven tools) provide a 45° slant bed, a maximum turning diameter of 450 mm and a maximum turning length of 650 mm. Finally, for the range’s highest power and rigidity, the FTC-640 and 640L again feature a 45° slant bed, which is matched with a 15” hydraulic chuck, 117.5 mm bar capacity, 22/26 kW spindle motor and A2-11 heavy-duty spindle.
For further information www.tdt-technology.co.uk