4-way Bed Precision Lathe Features Automated Cycles

Long and thin workpieces can be machined without reclamping on this new machine from Weiler, according to the company.


Weiler North America Corp. presents its German-built 4-way bed precision lathe, the V-series. The release of the V-series makes Weiler a member of a select group of German manufacturers offering this type of machine. The V-series is available in two versions featuring automated cycles and digital drive technology. Both the V90 and V110 are specially designed to machine long and thin workpieces with a weight of up to 8 tons without needing to reclamp as the slides can overrun the fixed steady rest. The 4-way bed precision lathe takes its name from the four guideways along which the steady rest and slide can be moved.

The V-series 4-way bed precision lathes
Photo Credit: Weiler Werkzeugmacschinen GmbH

The main spindle is available with spindle bores of 165, 262 or 362 mm and is driven through two gear stages with a power output of 45/37 kW (60 percent and 100 percent duty cycle). The distance between centers can be chosen from 3000 mm to 15000 mm in steps of 1500 mm.

Weiler offers a wide range of suitable traversable steady rests. To promote that a number of applications are covered, these include manual and hydraulically actuated, self-centering versions. The range of threads able to be cut is also wide. All types of threads can be easily cut, according to the company; the range extends from 0.5 to 2000 mm per turn.

Increased machining flexibility is also provided by the wide variety of tool systems that can be used. Weiler offers a number of suitable tool carrier systems in order to maximize this flexibility. There are also drilling and milling attachments with a Y-axis stroke of up to 200 mm.

The new Weiler models are aimed at a number of different markets — from general machine building to the oil, hydraulics and shipbuilding industries all the way through to the energy sector. A number of mechanical engineers benefit from the operability and handling of the precision lathes, Weiler reports.

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