Ajax Superturn Flat Bed CNC Lathes

AJST 400 Manual CNC Lathes

The AJAX Superturn Manual CNC Lathes Range now heavier and stronger with the new Fanuc 0i TF control. These machines can be used as a manual lathes by using the electronic handwheels, the control is used as a simple DRO measuring system.

For one-offs and small batch production the Super Turn can be programmed, using the flexible electronic turning cycles, its quick, its convenient and you do not have to be CNC trained to use the electronic cycles.

For complicated shapes and batch production, full ISO programming on the Fanuc 0i Turn Mate i control is possible. Other control options include the Fagor 8055 TC Conversational control and the Siemens 828D with Shopturn.

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Specifications

Turning has become Superturning

Centre lathe turning has progressed at an impressive rate since the conception of electronics, driving axis and spindles, and computer driven programming.

The AJAX Superturn range of machines, combines all the virtues of conventional turning, electronic cycle turning and full CNC turning all in ONE machine.

The AJAX Superturn machines can be used as a manual lathe by using the electronic handwheels, the control is used as a simple DRO measuring system. For the 1 offs and small batch production the Super Turn can be programmed, using the flexible electronic turning cycles, its quick, its convenient and you do not have to be CNC trained to use the electronic cycles.

You can produce tapers, radii, grooving, multi point profiles and screwcutting by answering simple questions direct from the Fanuc screen. These electronic cycles can then be linked together to give a complete electronic programme.

The AJAX Superturn machines include fully enclosed guarding, meeting CE regulations, automatic 4 way indexing toolpost, automatic speed range change and new Fanuc touch screen control.
Machine programmes can be up and downloaded through the RS232 port or saved directly to the PMCIA card.

Range

The range starts at 200mm centre height to 300mm centre height, with bed lengths varying from 750mm to 2,000mm, spindle speeds vary for sizes of machines but all have CSS fitted as standard. Axis and spindle drives are all Fanuc to give reliability and longevity of service.

Control Options

We can offer these machies with the Fanuc 0i TF Turn Mate i, Fanuc 0i TF Manual Guide i, Siemens 828D Shopturn or the Fagor 8055TC.

This range of machines follows on from the Evolution lathes which ran for 15 years and before that the Quick Turn that ran only for afew years and going back 20 years and more the Premier lathes which were the first of this type with the old Fagor 800T and then the Fagor 8055T. So we have a lot of experance in this type of machine.

Standard Features

  • Touch screen Fanuc Turn Mate control
  • Interlocked guarding & chip collection system
  • Coolant equipment
  • Automatic lubrication of bed ways
  • Electronic hand-wheels or X & Z Axes
  • Feed override control
  • Digital Fanuc AC spindle Motor
  • Digital Fanuc AC Feed drives & motors
  • High power lighting
  • Fixed centres & reducing bush
  • 4 or 8 station turrets
  • Instruction Manual
  • Hardened bed to 400-450 HB

Options

  • 3 & 4 Jaw chucks
  • Fixed & travelling steadies
  • Live centres
  • Face plates
  • Manual Guide i
  • Siemens 828D Shopmill control
  • Fagor 8055 control

Accuracy

Accuracy is very important here at Ajax we are one of very few companies in the UK who have a Renishaw XL80 laser measurement machine. It can measure down to a Nano of movement which is a 1000’th of a Micron which is 1000’th of a Millimetre. We then use this data to calibrate the machine down to very high accuracy. We can do this on your site if required and re do this on an annual basis to keep your machine accurate. Our normal results get machines over the entire working envolope down to less than +/- 0.002 most of our competitors are way over this and cannot test it or prove it.

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