The production process of beds for FAT lathes
Constructing FAT lathes is a complex and complicated process. One of the main elements of the construction of our machines are beds, which are first made in the foundry.
The casting of the slant bed for the FCT lathe shown in the video below is almost 7 m long and weighs over 7 tons, which makes it one of the largest castings made in the LOST FOAM technology.
The finished bed cast is then sent to our plant, where it is subjected to precise milling, induction hardening and grinding. The video below shows the technological process of producing a bed for the TUR SMN lathe.
FAT lathes, due to their design and purpose, are divided into machines with a flat bed and slant bed. Special, mono-block type bed made of cast iron is a rigid structure which perfectly absorbs vibrations. Extra wide, deeply hardened and ground guide ways ensure precise machining of huge work pieces and excellent surface quality. All of the above guarantee long-life accurate operation of the lathe.
Flat bed Slant bed