Occupying less than 5 sq m of space on a shop floor, the new CLX350 CNC lathe from DMG Mori is nevertheless capable of turning components from bar up to 51 mm in diameter (65 mm optional) and has a maximum turning diameter of
320 mm. In addition, Z-axis travel is 530 mm. Spindle speeds up to 5,000 rpm can be programmed, while the cartridge design
means that exchange is simple and rapid.
The machine, which is described by the company as “competitively priced”, has a VDI 30 turret with 12 tool positions, all of which can be driven on request. DMG Mori states that complex components are machined to high accuracy, repeatability and surface finish, due in part to the lathe’s rigid construction and the use of IT1-class ballscrews. Optimised chip flow helps maintain productivity and there is an optional chip conveyor, making it suitable for higher volume production environments.
The Siemens-based, DMG Mori SLIMline 19” touch-screen control with bespoke software is said to offer the user fast, simple operation and advanced simulation possibilities combined with good ergonomics. What’s more, technology cycles including Easy Tool Monitoring are designed to make working with the CLX 350 even more straightforward. The lathe can be augmented with modular additions that include automated workpiece handling.
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