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STICHWEH expands its machinery pool with a new CNC flat bed lathe
Conventional machines are operated manually by people. Machines like the new CNC flat bed lathe are machine tools that are controlled by modern computer-based technology, a process referred to as computerised numerical control (CNC).The control commands are transferred to the machine by the CNC program on the computer.
With the purchase of the new CNC flat bed lathe STICHWEH has opted for this computer-based intelligence for precision in its serial production of machine parts, according to Anja Gröhlich, General Manager at STICHWEH.
In this way, the company based in Lower-Saxony that provides plant technology and preparation systems for the pit and quarry industry worldwide has taken another logical step in the expansion of its machinery pool.
The new horizontal CNC flat bed lathe has a machining length of 5000 mm and diameter of 1100 mm. Thanks to the exchangeable boring and milling heads the machine can be operated flexibly.
With its technology-specific system software, the scope of application of the Siemens Sinumerik 828 controllers ranges from vertical and basic horizontal machining centres – naturally also for mould making applications – as well as surface and cylindrical grinding machines right up to dual-channel turning centres with counter spindle, driven tools and Y axis.
CNC-based boring and milling using the CNC flat bed lathe results in maximum perfection in production and sets new performance standards in terms of productivity.