A turn for the better

Following positive feedback from its extensive worldwide distributor and customer base, 600 UK has launched the Colchester MultiTurn 2-axis manual/CNC lathe.

The new MultiTurn is a simple, flatbed CNC lathe now incorporating the powerful and user-friendly Siemens 828D control with Shopturn as a standard feature, although Fanuc 0iTF with Manual Guide i can also be fitted should the customer specify the control.

The MultiTurn takes a highly established, robustly engineered lathe concept from Colchester that makes it an ideal machine for many of today’s CNC turning applications. The MultiTurn is robust, stable and highly precise, irrespective of the component size handled.

The Siemens 828D control with Shopturn has a reputation for being highly user-friendly and intuitive, ensuring that operators can cut quickly and easily with very little training. However, the Shopturn system is also powerful enough for more advanced CNC users to output maximum productivity quickly.

The Colchester MultiTurn lathe has been designed specifically for: CNC users looking for increased versatility on one-off and small batch production; first time CNC buyers and jobbing shops looking for programming simplicity; and education and training establishments needing a real lathe with step-by-step simplicity.

600 UK offer six Colchester MultiTurn models, starting with the compact MultiTurn 1000, which has a 330mm swing over bed, a 7.5kW motor, outputting spindle speeds of 3,500rpm, right through to the heavyweight MultiTurn 6000, which has a large 760mm swing over bed and an 18.5kW motor giving spindle speeds of up to 1,400rpm.

The 6000 also has bed length options ranging from 1.5m to 6m, ensuring that the MultiTurn is capable of turning any component, regardless of size, right through to long shafts, billets, bar stock and castings.

Paul Rushworth, 600 UK sales director says: “The new Colchester MultiTurn with the addition of Siemens 828D with Shopturn gives 600 UK’s customers even more flexibility when choosing a new turning machine. We are constantly adding to our large range of Colchester and Harrison products and the MultiTurn is a natural progression for us in adding more options that customers want.

“The complete machine tool range from Clausing, Colchester, Harrison and chucks from Pratt Burnerd, further cements our reputation for being a total one-stop-shop solution for our customers. We can also offer low-cost finance options.”

600UK www.600uk.com

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