The Faslathe is different from other cam-operated lathes because there is no need to design or fit job-specific cams. The unique design allows change over times of less than 30 minutes while maintaining optimum cycle times.
As many as 5 tools can work simultaneously on the workpiece.
The machine is of synchronous design such that spindle speed can be altered without affecting feed rates or the timing of events.
|Typical components that can be made on the Faslathe||Actuator Area|
The Faslathe incorporates the following features:
|Universal Cams||Fitted at factory for the life of the machine. No other cams need be designed, made or fitted.|
|Constant Feed Rate||Feed Rates are maintained irrespective of spindle speed.|
|Infinitely Variable Spindle Speed||Allows optimum spindle speed to be set quickly and accurately.|
|Quick-retract Cross Slides||Allows collet removal without disturbing tooling.|
|Constant Deadstop Operation||Deadstops need not be readjusted with changes in size.|
|Tool Overlapping||Cross Slides are spaced at 70° allowing complete overlapping of tools without fouling.|
|Rigid Construction||All cutting forces are contained within the heavily-reinforced box-section Headstock Casting.|
|Stable Slide Geometry||The asymmetric Cross Slide geometry promotes stable chatter-free forming|
|Tool Interchangeability||All Cross Slides are identical allowing complete interchangeability of Cross Slide tooling|
|Pre-forming||All Cross Slides have generous lateral adjustment to permit forming behind the parting tool.|
|Micro-setting||Micrometer adjust and hand-clamp on 10 setting variables|
|Fingertip Setting||No hand tools necessary for any of the following:
Change of Spindle Speed
Change of Cycle Time
Timing of Cams
|Memory Setting||Diametral, Lateral and Tool Height Parameters stored memory-setting Block|
The unique, patented threading attachment allows accurate cutting of threads by simply setting length and pitch parameters.
Threading sequence consisting of Index – Thread on – Thread off – Index is triggered by retract of drill and controlled by the on-board synchronised camshaft
The attachment uses an overrun threading strategy where the tap or die is rotated at different speeds. Because the main spindle speed is not altered, this allows forming and parting operations to continue while threading is taking place.
|Capacity through Workspindle||mm|
|Number of Cross Slides||4||4|
|Maximum Drill Stroke||mm||100||100|
|Dimensions (excl. Barfeed)||mm|