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New Lynx lathes with Y-axis and sub-spindle

Posted on 28 Nov 2020 and read 749 times
New Lynx lathes with Y-axis and sub-spindleLeamington Spa-based www.millscnc.co.uk Mills CNC Ltd — the exclusive distributor of Doosan machine tools in the UK and Ireland — has announced that in early 2021 it will be introducing a new range of 10in chuck Lynx lathes with integrated Y axes. There are two models in the new range: the Lynx 2600Y (Y axis) and the Lynx 2600SY (Y axis and sub-spindle).

Both models share many of the features and performance attributes of the 6 and 8in chuck Lynx 2100 series of lathes introduced by Mills in the UK and Ireland a couple of years ago, but also provide small-component manufacturers with larger turning diameters (380mm), longer turning lengths (610mm) and more powerful spindles.

Tony Dale, Mills CNC’s technical director, said: “The new Lynx 2600Y and Lynx 2600SY lathes fill a gap in the market, identified by Doosan, for flexible, larger-capacity 10in chuck/81mm bar diameter lathes with Y axes.”

The new Lynx lathes are equipped with 18.5kW 3,500rev/min spindles which, combined with their highly rigid and low vibration design and build, ensure ‘high levels of accuracy, repeatability and surface finish, even during heavy-duty and continuous cutting operations’.

Both machines are driven tool models (5,000rev/min milling capability) and their base-mounted turret (BMT) design and configuration is said to improves rigidity for increased productivity and process reliability; and with their ±52.5mm Y-axis capability these lathes enable manufacturers to machine complex precision parts faster and in fewer set-ups.

Other key features include: 30m/min rapids on the X and Z axes; the integration of high-rigidity roller LM guideways; a fully programmable tailstock (Lynx 2600Y model); a 4,500rev/min sub-spindle (Lynx 2600SY model); an ‘eco-friendly’ grease lubrication system that reduces maintenance interventions and costs; and an on-board tool setter that facilitates automatic in-process tool measurement.

The lathes are supplied with the new Fanuc 0i-TF Plus control and user-friendly iHMI system with an intuitive 15in touch-screen. The iHMI enables users to have quick and complete control over all machine operations, as well as monitor machine performance and respond to changing situations and demands.