Lathe Tool Holding
Lathe Tool Holding
Cutting tools for the 15L Slant-PRO CNC Lathe can be secured in the tool holders and holding systems designed for the Tormach lathe, such as with a quick change post, gang block system, turret system or with a combination of these methods.
Turret-The turret system combines automation, precision, and confidence in letting a lathe run unattended, and this low-maintenance approach to turning is enticing for production-level machining. Beyond these commonly recognized benefits, other perks of turret systems include increased flexibility and easier programming.
Since the turret can be mounted higher on the lathe carriage, longer workpieces can be turned using the turret system, in conjunction with a tailstock to ensure accuracy. The workpieces can also have wider diameter, since most tools will be secured to the turret instead of the carriage, creating more clearance.
With a turret system housing many the tools, programming is generally easier since you no longer have to worry about accidentally hitting the workpiece against tools or having enough space between tools for turning.
Gang - Gang set up is quick, requiring a simple securing of the gang block in the carriage T-slots, and then selecting and securing the tools. While turning, the gang option is also quicker than turret or quick change since the carriage sides to change tools, instead of indexing or manual tool changing, which can add extra minutes to a job. This also adds to accuracy.
Once a gang block is shimmed into place, its sturdy design leaves little room for tool deviation, making it the go-to option for turning small workpieces demanding the utmost precision. The simplicity associated with gang tooling is critical to why itís chosen by machinists; itís approachable, easy to set up, and accurate.
Quick Change- The obvious benefit to quick change tool posts is in the name - theyíre quick. After the Quick Change Tool Post is secured to the carriage, which only takes a few minutes, the tools, secured in the tool holders, can be inserted and removed in seconds with a simple lever crank.
Another key feature of this toolholding option is the versatility and flexibility Quick Change Tool Posts offer machinists, which can be just as important for various applications.
Cutting tools for the 15L Slant-PRO CNC Lathe can be secured in the Quick Change Tool Post tool holder designed for the Tormach lathe, or in combination with gang or turret toolholdings.
Tormach offers an 8-station turret for the 15L Slant-PRO, which combines automation, precision, and confidence in letting a lathe run unattended. This low-maintenance approach to turning is enticing for production-level machining. Beyond these commonly recognized benefits, other perks of turret systems include increased flexibility and easier programming.