Lathe Machine Center
The lathe machine center is an efficient automated machine used to conduct numerous machining operations. The machine is commonly used for removal processing, such as removing materials from the workpiece and making it the ideal size and shape.
The headstock is frequently found on the left side of lathe machines. It is provided with chucks, spindles, gears, feed controllers, and gear speed control levers.
The tailstock is often found on the right side of the lathe machine center and the workpiece is assisted at the end.
All the parts of the lathe machines are bolted to the bed.
It is found between the tailstock and headstock. The carriage contains a saddle, apron, cross slide, compound rest, and tool post.
This type of component is used to proceed with the carriage during threading.
The feed rod is used to proceed the carriage from right to left and vice versa.
Chip pan attends at the lathe bottom. It is widely used to accumulate the chips which are produced during lathe operation.
A wheel operated by hand in to move numerous lathe parts such as a carriage, cross slide, and tailstock.
A process of creating work parts that are cylindrical but may be moved into multiple tapered and/or diameters.
The process of squaring off the bar end is found in a chuck. Also used to create a flat surface on a casting.
Drills can be found in the fed and tailstock close to a rotating workpiece.
A machining process by which a formerly drilled hole is produced larger by passing it a boring tool found in the toolpost.
Center or Engine Lathe
The engine lathe machine possesses all the parts like the saddle, bed, tailstock, etc. It can feed easily the cutting tool in lateral and longitudinal directions with the help of the feed mechanism.
Speed lathe machine also known as wood lathe has speed ranges between 1200 rpm to 3600 rpm. It is used for centering, spinning, machining, and polishing wood.
Turret or Capstan Lathe
Widely used for large quantity production. The capstan and turret lathe is a personalized version of the engine lathe. This machine provides a hexagonal turret head and is consist of three tool posts.
Tool Room Lathe
Tool room lathes are used in die gauges, tool working, grindings, and machining work which accuracy is essential. These machines operate up to 2500rpm speed.
Bench lathe is widely used for small precision work as it has a small size. Its parts are similar to the speed lathe and engine lathe. This type of machine is mounted on the bench.
The automatic lathe can automatically perform work. The benefits of this machine are that the single operator can handle more than four to five machines at a time.
Special Purpose Lathe
This type of machine performs special operation types which can’t perform on other machines. Special-purpose lathe includes wheel lathes, vertical lathes, multi-spindle lathes, T-lathes, tracer lathes, production lathes, etc.
CNC Lathe Machine
CNC lathe machine uses computer programs for controlling machine tools. Widely used for large production like turret and capstan.