As the manufacturers explain, the cutting process in the ST16A25 lathes is performed in one or several passes in a closed semi-automatic cycle, simultaneously along two coordinate axes. The lathe can be used for turning, boring, machining conic and shaped surfaces, face cutting, grooving, and thread cutting. It can machine various different workpieces and is said to provide a high degree of accuracy and efficiency. The programmable six-position turret is equipped with a clutch for quick and smooth tool indexing. According to the Russian company, the tool head allows an extension of the machine capability, an increase in performance and an improvement in the quality of the workpieces. The lathes in the series are seen as ideally suitable for use in average and small-scale production. Further merits singled out by the exhibitors include the solid cast-iron machine base, the maximum spindle torque of 800 Nm, and the powerful 7.5 kW motor. The working area has been designed for the convenience of European users with a height that is 7 cm higher than on comparable Asian variants. The assembly, adjustment and testing are reportedly carried out in accordance with the ISO 1708-8-89 standard.
CNC lathes for small and medium series
Stanko Mash Stroy offers the CNC lathes from its new ST16A25 series either with Fanuc or Siemens controls. The machines are intended for the turning of external and internal surfaces of rotation body workpieces with a stepped and curved profile.