Methods Machine Tools, the North American distributor for Feeler machines, has expanded the Feeler line of CNC turning centres with the new FT-250SY milling lathe with true Y axis equipped with a sub-spindle.
The FT-250SY features a true Y-Axis with 100 mm (+/- 50 mm) of travel, which provides increased rigidity and a more robust machining environment. Also, by offering an 8-in. sub-spindle in addition to the primary 10-in. spindle, the FT-250SY provides more capacity than competitive turning centres, claims Methods.
For vibration dampening when turning in hard materials, including interrupted cutting, the machine features a single-piece structure with boxways, 45-degree slant bed and robust base. Extra rigidity from a heavy duty 12-station turret results in high metal removal rates, superb finishes, and ensures long term accuracy, says Methods. For maximum integrity, FEA analysis is used to ensure a solid machine base with excellent overall structural rigidity and stability. The machine also offers high capacity with a 30 HP, 3,500 RPM 10-in. (chuck diameter) primary spindle in addition to a 20 HP, 4,500 RPM 8-in. (chuck diameter) sub-spindle.
The machine has an X axis travel of 210 mm +/- 10 mm (8.2 in. +/- .3 in.), Y axis travel of 100 mm +/- 50 mm (3.9 in. +/- 2 in.), and a 1050 mm (41.3 in.) Z axis travel. The machine comes standard with a premium Fanuc 31i-TB CNC control.
A BMT-65 tool system features a solid interface for tool holding. For maximum machine component longevity, a fully enclosed CE cabinet prevents dust and fumes from entering.