What is a centre lathe?
If you want
to create cylindrical shapes from different materials like various metals or
heavy duty plastics then a centre lathe is the tool for the job.
lathes are used heavily in the production of parts of the combustion engine.
Early centre lathes were user operated and manual machines.
centre lathes exist and are used a lot in mass production factories to increase
efficiency, accuracy and the reductions of costs across the board.
computer controlled, automated centre lathes are programmed to complete
●Centre lathes are usually used for maintenance work
●They are the rudimentary and simple form of lathe available
●Parts of the lathe include the tool slide, workpiece mount, feed, steady rest and headstock.
What do you use a centre lathe for?
lathes are used expansively in the production of parts for engines. Equally,
numerous industries and businesses have centre lathes on hand to complete
maintenance work. If a part needs to be changed out then a centre lathe can
precisely and very rapidly produce these.
repairs and maintenance can be done quickly and if there is a production
process, it will not have to stop completely while a part is manufactured.
Today the centre lathe is not the ideal machine for large-scale production.
However, lots of smaller companies use
these lathes for various tasks.
lathes are a good option for the smaller business as they are less expensive
than brand new machines. These second-hand lathes can be as useful and
dependable as new centre lathes, although these can be bought at considerable
reduced price point.
How do I work on a centre lathe safely?
and qualified person must operate the centre lathe as these do not have
automatic loading systems. The operator or prospective operator must get
extensive training in operation and safety regulations and also by reading the
PPE must be
worn whilst operating the centre lathe. Lathes work by producing extremely fast
rotational speed which also creates very high temperatures. Protective clothing
is a must so as not to become entangled or trapped in the machine. Safety
glasses are also a must as small pieces might fly off of workpiece. Keep
jewelry away from the machine, long hair tied back and clothing must be tight
to the body.
CNC centre lathes also need CAD experience
and understand computers as they must program the lathe to produce the product.
manufacturers of centre lathes are: Weisser Heilbronn, Mondial, Colchester
Mastiff, Victoria, Potisje, Cazeneuve, Delmac Sk, PBR, Schaerer, Tos, Saro, Gisholt SL, Merli
Refurbished and tested centre lathes
We completely refurbish and test our used
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Lathes are carefully restored to the “as new”
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