Gang tool lathe setup sheets

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Gang tool machining advantages Gang tooled lathes provide a reliable, fast method of tooling setup, yet very few users extract the best from this style of machine and tooling. We hope these pages assists you in optimizing your next set-ups. More Tools on the table

tool rapid traverse length = 23.3248 rapid time = 1.4 seconds feed time = 11.26 seconds operation time = 12.66 seconds ----- operation = rough This is the knurling tool I typically use. As you can see, it’s been well used! This tool is actually a 1/2″ sized tool, so I have to use some slightly large spacers in my Automate FL300-II lathe, but it still works! You have already setup some cutting tools X offset by doing test cuts on some scrap material.

Gang lathes with larger spindle center heights - Hardinge GT27SP, Kia KIT-30, Hyundai HIT-400, or Daewoo/Puma 160, can add an appropriate riser blocks to incorporate ECI tool holders. Each tool has been selected to provide the best use of space without compromising the rigidity or functionality of the machine tool. Gang lathes with larger spindle center heights - Hardinge GT27SP, Kia KIT-30, Hyundai HIT-400, or Daewoo/Puma 160, can add an appropriate riser blocks to incorporate ECI tool holders. Each tool has been selected to provide the best use of space without compromising the rigidity or functionality of the machine tool. There are some gang lathes that have retractable tailstocks, but retracting a tailstock each time a tool change is needed defeats the main advantage of a gang lathe–super fast tool changes. The gang tool change is super fast because it uses slide motion to do toolchanges and requires no turret indexing.