Manual Lathes

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Large swing lathes (Swing > 35”)
Engine lathes (Swing < 35”)
Turret lathes

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Conventional engine lathes, in a manual configuration.
It is our aim to offer the best and most precise lathes
possible for our customers. In order to fulfill this promise,
we ourselves have set the very highest demands and
apply strict quality control during the entire
manufacturing process. Before delivery, each machine
is subjected to intensive inspections and tests with
regard to accuracy, performance, and reliability.

A manual lathe is a type of machine tool which rotates
the workpiece about an axis against the edge of a
cutting tool. The workpiece created has symmetry
about the axis of rotation. The cutting tools can be moved about the workpiece in two different axes known as X and Z. In the X axis, cutting tools are moved front to back. In the Z axis they are moved left and right. The workpiece is usually held in place about the axis of rotation using a chuck or collet. It can also be held in place by either one or two centers, one of which can typically be moved horizontally to accommodate varying workpiece lengths.

Important terms:

  • Ways – the flat or V-shaped bearing surfaces that align and guide the moving parts of the machine
  • Carriage – the assembly that moves along the ways and supports the tool post
  • Headstock – the end of the lathe that holds the spindle and the drive that rotates the workpiece
  • Tailstock – the device at the end of a lathe that uses either a live center or a dead center to support longer workpieces while they are being machined
  • Bed – the foundation of the entire machine that holds the headstock, tailstock and carriage in alignment
  • Saddle – the casting that fits onto the top of the bed and slides along it
  • Apron – the often flat and rectangular box that contains the drive mechanism for the machine’s power feed
  • Compound Rest – consists of the top slide and the cross slide that are used for angular movement
  • Tool Post – mount for various types of cutting tools
  • Lead Screw – a long, threaded rod normally found running along the front of the bed that transmits power to the carriage using a gear arrangement
  • Gearbox – box that contains different sized gears that are adjusted by reading a gear chart and moving the levers to the appropriate positions
C-Turn Manual Engine Lathes
C-Turn Manual Engine Lathes
Engine lathe
Swing: 15–42"
Length: 27–240"
HRL 42 • 60
HRL 42 • 60
Turret lathe
Max. workpiece, round: 1.6–2.3”
G-Turn 178 • 178 V
G-Turn 178 • 178 V
Engine lathe
Swing: 14”
Distance between centers: 30–40”
D-Turn Face 1500 • 2000 • 2500
D-Turn Face 1500 • 2000 • 2500

Heavy-duty Facing Lathe
Swing: 60–100”
Length: 40”

D-Turn Giant
D-Turn Giant
Heavy duty lathe
Swing: 63–91”
Length: 79–394”
D-Turn HD
D-Turn HD
Heavy duty lathe
Capacity: 37–44”
Length: 78–312”