Recently, the machine tools industry is enjoying unprecedented surge in demand worldwide. To the surprise of many manufacturers, the output is still unable to satisfy this demand. There have been certain areas of the machine development and innovation that have been the focus of most users, and prompting machine tools manufacturer to put in more research and effort into them. These include;
High Speed and Efficiency in Operation
There is mounting demand for greater maximum main spindle speeds as well as feed speeds that are aimed at avoiding the chatter vibration during operation. In the years of the 1960’s to the 70’s there was much research on reducing the vibration, mainly described as the regenerative and the forced chatter vibration. There has been much progress in this area, with the incoming of the CNC machines, but still the vibration problem resurfaces when harder materials and being machined.
Multifunctional Machine Tools
In addition to enhancing of efficiency, there has been a great focus on increasing the multifunctional ability of the machine tools. This includes the development of 5 axis machining centers and the combined multifunctional turning centers. According to engineers and machinists, the advantages of combined multifunctional machines include;
- Improved machining accuracy with reduced production time (one chuck process)
- Machining of complicated shapes.
- Combination of processes such as hobbing, polishing, slope machining/drilling, milling, external circumference machining, boring and many other processes can be combined.
There have been many types machining centers developed to match up with the current needs of the tool room equipments. With the addition of the orthogonal 3-axis vertical machining centers, there has been rapid improvement in efficiency of the tool room machines. Some of the available machines from the Yash machine tools company have become widely renown due to their production efficiency are;
The available models of the lathe include;
Light duty lathe machine
This equipment is designed to make industrial tasks easier, faster and error free. The bed is made from hardened cast iron, with the boring done with induction hardened boring head and ground spindle made from alloy steel. Many other innovations have been added to make the equipment best for light duty lathe machining operations.
Medium Duty Lathe Machine
Medium duty lathe equipment comes with latest engineering design, with sturdy materials of construction which are also durable and firm. Important components like the machining bed, head stock, and saddle are carefully machined to guarantee operational accuracy.
Heavy duty lathe machine
The heavy duty lathe is developed with important innovations in parts design such as the bed design is stress relieved, gear box and feed box are new and improved to guarantee high speed performance.
CNC Lathe Machine
The company has also developed the CNC lathe machines, including the Flat Bed CNC Lathe and the Slant Bed CNC Lathe machines. The equipments have been made with advanced technology that eliminates the chatter vibration to minimum levels and thus increasing the machining accuracy of the equipment.
Vertical Turning Lathe
This equipment has been designed with the high output user in mind. The turret style machine has a high torque drive to achieve some of the toughest cuts in process. The massive castings and the extra wide way system will ensure very accurate and stable machining and high quality products are achieved.