MACH 2024: Turning with automation

A Genos L3000-e lathe from Okuma will be fed automatically with shaft-type parts by a Cellro CoMate cobot (collaborative robot)
A Genos L3000-e lathe from Okuma will be fed automatically with shaft-type parts by a Cellro CoMate cobot (collaborative robot)

The competitively priced Genos L3000-e-MYW lathe from Okuma will make an appearance at MACH fed automatically with shaft-type parts by a Cellro CoMate cobot (collaborative robot). Maximum turning diameter is 300mm and rotational speed of the 22kW spindle is up to 3,800rpm, all in a compact footprint of 2.5 x 1.9m.

The six-tonne turning centre with sub-spindle and a 12-station turret with Y-axis and live tooling is robustly constructed. It features an integral spindle motor and rigid guideways for powerful, high precision machining of a wide range of materials including exotic alloys.

The machine has been designed so that cleaning, filtration and maintenance tasks are simplified. User-friendly features include a separate coolant tank for quick servicing, easy spindle access to speed maintenance and machine set-up, and reduced chip accumulation for less machine downtime during removal.

Okuma's Advanced One-Touch IGF is an option in the OSP control. It allows users to describe part geometry including diameter, length, grooves, threads etc using simple commands, from which the system draws the defined shape and then develops the part program automatically. An offline version of the software is available for use on a PC to minimise machine downtime.

With a 240° swivelling B-axis head and HSK-A63 (optionally Capto C6), 12,000rpm/22kW spindle for turning or milling components up to 1,500mm between centres, an Okuma Multus U3000 multi-tasking lathe will also be demonstrated on the stand. The tool magazine has 40 stations as standard but is optionally available with a capacity of 80 tools.

The machine is fitted with Okuma's own linear scales for high accuracy positional feedback. Servo motors deliver feed rates of up to 50m/minute in the X-and Z-axes, 40m/minute in the 250mm Y-axis. Together with the C-axis on the main spindle, the machine is capable of fully interpolative, 5-axis (X,Y,Z,B,C) machining of freeform surfaces.

The specification of Multus U turn-mill centres can be extended further, giving users an ex-works product that is closely tailored to their needs. For example, a lower turret can be supplied, having 12 live tool stations and a 7.1kW/40.4Nm/6,000rpm drive. A 22kW counter spindle can be ordered in place of the tailstock. The machine will also be exhibited with Okuma's new OSP-P500 control.

NCMT
www.ncmt.co.uk
Hall 19, Stand 130

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