Although most lathes are not supported by the work table, some of them are still placed on the work table due to specific problems. In the lathe inventory, bench lathes are usually portable for users to carry out anywhere. This means that the key function of the desktop lathe is its convenient mobility. Bench lathes can be manually or CNC controlled, or even NC programmed.
Like a conventional lathe, a bench lathe can rotate a workpiece on a rotating shaft to perform various machining operations on a support table. Those turning or machining tasks include cutting, knurling, grinding and turning. It is also easy to move to other locations for industrial tasks. Under normal circumstances, bench lathes are divided into two main types according to the way of clamping workpieces: vertical bench lathes and horizontal bench lathes.
Bench lathe can be divided into two main types according to the way of clamping the workpiece: vertical bench lathe and horizontal bench lathe.
For vertical bench lathe, the workpiece is clamped vertically and the cutting tools are installed in the same direction, so the machining process is vertically. For horizontal bench lathe, clamping is more secure and fixed due to the gravity effect. Manufacturers of vertical lathes usually turn their vertical lathes into first-class manufacturing equipment for users in various industrial fields pursuing high quality to use high precision. For example, the automotive industry, aerospace, sports equipment applications, and other fields with larger-sized workpieces.
In addition, with the vertical clamping mechanism, the main shaft of the vertical lathe is also located behind the chuck, and some can be belt driven, while some can be other types of drive mechanisms. Like other milling machines and machining centers, lathes can also be equipped with power tools and tool magazines to improve their functionality and versatility and provide users with greater processing possibilities.
Power turret is a modern standard accessory for many CNC (computer numerical control) lathes. As one of the most important accessories for CNC bench lathe users, Taiwan suppliers are committed to this business. Many well-known power turrets and power tool companies that meet demand have formed lathe users in the global market. Many power turrets are driven by a single motor or dual motors with servo function, which can ensure the best processing quality and save the best energy consumption.
In addition to power turrets, tool magazines and automatic tool changers (ATC) are also the best-selling products of Taiwan machine tool accessory manufacturers. Taiwan's tool magazine and ATC system provide customers with the best T to T time based on production cycle time engineering, and can help manufacturers meet various order requirements around the world.
Compared with global competitors, Taiwanese know how to provide the best blueprint plans for global customers based on local conditions. In order to provide comprehensive services and process order requirements, products equipped with machine tools or accessories will be changed to the latest version.
Spindles, chucks and corresponding hydraulic cylinders are well developed in Taiwan. Along with the CNC lathes’ market, there are a bunch of lathe products and accessories that have been widely distributed in different industrial fields and applications around the world. The horizontal lathe is a conventional design that has been developed and has been widely used for more than two centuries. It is still the most commonly accepted machine tool that is most suitable for most turning tasks.
Horizontal lathes are easy to use and maintain, and because of their convenience and structure, whether they are flat bed or inclined bed lathes, they are used in a wider range of industries. Therefore, for the user, there is no better standard answer for the user in the horizontal or vertical direction, but only about the customer's working environment and its production plan.
For the trend of bench lathes, automation is also very important in the industry, as the industry is changing rapidly. In the fields of automation and 3C consumables electrical, bench lathes are widely used to process small workpieces. Those who need to perform machining tasks in the 21st century tend to purchase machining centers with robot arm accessories to achieve a wider range of applications.
Machine tools are the most basic capital goods for manufacturers, and play a vital role in determining the final output of final products. However, components such as bearings, robotic arms or other automated equipment still play an important but independent role in the aftermarket and related industrial sectors. Innovative designs and new applications will continue to inspire the industry and industry professionals to make full use of components that help speed up machining and manufacturing. As a result, if manufacturers consider cost-effectiveness, then how to connect a bench lathe to an automated production line becomes critical.
The bench design of the bench lathe makes the lathe more portable and easy to carry, which makes this type of lathe popular among users with specific mobility requirements. With the help of an advanced control system, even desktop lathes are expected to achieve the best quality compared to ordinary lathe models.
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