89794Re: Tool Turret or QCTP
- Apr 1, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Daniel Yosefi <yosefi83@...>
>travel on your X axis. My EMCO lathe is a small table-top lathe with
> Thanks, nice link.
> To use a tool plate like in the pill case demo you need a long
only 50mm of travel in the X, so I think I can't benefit much from
>I posted this the other day but it went MIA
Daniels problem is that as stated above hiis machine is an Emco
Compact, note the compact.
There are aftermarket turrets out there that have 5 tools slots and a
space for a Dickson quick change holder on the 6th.
However these are big and even if they did one for a smaller lathe it
wouldn't go on a compact.
Industry uses front and back post for maximum number of tools but
again you need a large travel to use these.
Larger toolplates for more tools means a greater centre hight so
again size matters.
The long - short is there is no real alternative other than what has
alreday beed evolved for a smaller machine.
It's either use 3 or 4 normal tools or stand there and swap QC
tooling as needed.
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