The FCTS 900 is a multi function lathe which offers U.K. manufactures the highest level of machining with pure accuracy and constructed from high quality and high-tech components. The FCTS, similar in construction to the established FTM range, is based on a slant bed design incorporating a double angle structure - 60º on the bed and 70º on the column. This design ensures optimum swarf removal, easy setting and operation, together with the best distribution of cutting forces.
There are various advantages for manufacturers to have this versatile and quality slant bed lathe within their premises. One of these advantages is the design of the machine with a small footprint but a superior working envelope.
Having a high number of machining features is of great benefit with this lathe. The FCTS can be equipped with a C-axis and driven tools, tool measuring systems, hydraulic steady rest, Y-axis, milling head B-axis. Other benefits are the various options available, depending on the manufacturer’s requirements; for example, the heavy duty-spindle, with a standard bore of 105 mm, can be increased to 140 mm or 220mm. The machine is equipped with a Siemens 840 C SL with Shop Turn application for turning and milling or Fanuc with Manual Guide i. Due to a sturdy cast-iron machine bed with preloaded anti-friction linear guide ways the lathe has excellent anti-vibration characteristics.
The machine is due to be delivered and installed soon. For more information on FAT HACO or the FCTS900 visit www.leadercnc.co.uk