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Union BFT 130-6
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Type: horizontal-boring-mill-table-type
Model: BFT 130-6
Spindle diameter (mm): 130
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XYZ updates RLX 780 lathe to broaden its appeal

Posted on 26 Aug 2020 and read 1276 times
XYZ updates RLX 780 lathe to broaden its appealWith the arrival of the new RLX ProtoTRAK control, Burlescombe-based XYZ Machine Tools was able to offer large capacity turning with the ease-of-use of ProtoTRAK with its heavy-duty RLX 780 lathe.

The machine, with its 3,000mm between centre distance and 780mm swing over the bed, has proved extremely popular with customers from a range of industries, including rail, oil & gas and general sub-contract.

Having established itself as the lathe of choice for large capacity, low-to-medium volume and turning, XYZ Machine Tools has now introduced a range of options to further enhance the appeal of the RLX 780 lathe.

The first option, which is of particular interest to the oil & gas sector, is the availability of a 180mm spindle bore (160mm standard). This larger bore diameter makes the machine ideal for turning 6in API pipe, which has a standard 168mm outside diameter.

For customers not familiar with the benefits of ProtoTRAK, XYZ Machine Tools has added the option of a Siemens 828D ShopTurn control. Customers opting for this control will also benefit from an eight-station turret with live tooling using a 30 VDI connection.

Nigel Atherton, XYZ Machine Tools managing director, said: “The RLX 780 has exceeded all of our sales forecasts, which we made prior to Covid-19. It has proved extremely popular across industry sectors where large capacity mixed with flexibility is required.

“These latest updates and options will extend its appeal as a cost-effective solution to turning large, long components, but with the flexibility to machine smaller parts when required.”

The standard specification of the RLX 780 includes a 40HP spindle with Yaskawa inverter drive that delivers infinitely variable speeds across two ranges of 20-417rev/min and 580-1,300 rev/min.

Machine stability comes from its 8,600kg overall weight, with the one-piece solid ribbed cast base, with a 500mm wide vee and flat bed, ensuring accuracy and longevity.