Compact lathe designed for simple turning jobs gives power on a budgetDecember 3, 2014 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Since 1964, Etobicoke, Ont.-based AMT has been supplying quality machine tools to the Canadian metal cutting industry. Among its lineup of tools is the GT mini, an incredibly compact gang-tool lathe from Cubic Machinery.
The mini is designed for secondary operations and other simple turning jobs. More specifically, it’s ideal for working on bar stock fed through a bar feeder or secondary operations loaded by an operator into a chuck.
The GT mini is built from a rigid Meehanite casting base, allowing it to hold a tolerance of 0.0001 inches. It’s got speed — the lathe comes standard with a powerful 6,000 RPM spindle motor, providing a superior finish. And the machine’s slides have 712 inches per minute rapids, which gets you in the cut faster.
Reduced cycle times is another benefit. In fact, gang-tool layout is proven to reduce cycle times and has shorter tool change time compared to tool turrets.
“It is a great platform to build semi-custom machines because adding unique tools such as grinding spindles or live tools can be done inexpensively. The machine can be tailored to your needs,” the company says.
Automation is included. A parts catcher comes standard, and a rear-part loader is also available for the GT mini.
Though the mini has a fast spindle and high accuracy, it’s competitively priced — providing power on a budget.
For more information on this and other machine tool offerings, contact AMT.