At last week’s open house in Hove, Dugard lifted the wraps on its new Dugard 52 Swiss-type lathe, a turning and milling centre with multi-axis synchronous control. Featuring a double spindle and front and back tooling systems, the machine can be used with or without the guide bush (depending on part length).
The rotary guide bush design reduces bar vibration, improves machining accuracy and has a maximum part length of 350 mm (42 mm maximum turning diameter). When not using the guide bush, the bar end is shorter, saving vital production costs. Further features include roller type linear guideways on all axes, 6000 rpm maximum spindle speed and Mitsubishi M80 control.
For further information www.dugard.com