FAT Haco have designed and manufactured an automated FCT 700 x 4100 lathe for a special application, but easily adaptable for similar components . This quality complex slant-bed lathe is designed for highly efficient machining of thin aluminium pipes and is also equipped with an automated loading system for quick loading and clamping of workpieces.
Workpieces of varying diameters - up to Ø580mm over the carriages - are loaded into the machine and elevated to the centreline using hydraulics supports and clamps. The FCT is equipped with twin overhead carriages, each having a 12 station driven tool turret and Y axis, this configuration permitting simultaneous off-centre machining for maximum throughput and flexibility. The machine is also fitted with a driven sub-spindle to allow for parts of varying lengths to be accommodated.
FAT Haco is well known for designing and manufacturing standard and bespoke CNC lathes for customers around the world. Last year, FAT Haco installed a large FTM 1000×7500 lathe in Australia, this machine being equipped with a powerful milling head, a tool magazine integrated with an automatic tool changer, an exceptionally big spindle bore of Ø360mm, a special solution for using long boring bars and a sub-spindle – all these elements combining to provide the user with a powerful multi-purpose CNC lathe for a wide variety of parts up to 7500mm in length and up to Ø1000mm in diameter. Read more at our news page
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