The Difference Between CNC Lathe And Instrument Lathe

CNC lathe, also known as CNC lathe, is a computer-controlled lathe.

Ordinary horizontal lathes rely on manual operation of machine tools to complete various cutting processes, while CNC lathes input the prepared machining programs into the CNC system, which passes through the lathe. The servo motors of the X and Z coordinate axes control the movement sequence, movement amount and feed speed of the feed moving parts of the lathe, and are matched with the rotation speed of the spindle speed, and the automatic tool change system, which can process various axes with different shapes. Rotary body parts of the type or disc type. Therefore, CNC lathes are currently widely used machine tools.

Instrument lathes are simple horizontal lathes. Generally, machine tools that process large workpieces with a diameter of less than 250 mm are mostly instrument lathes. Instrument lathes are divided into ordinary type, hexagonal type and finishing type. The instrument lathe is fast clamped by a spring chuck, the motor directly drives the main shaft, and the large and small discs are quickly operated by hand-pull operation, and the horizontal and vertical positioning control is controlled. Processing outer circle, inner circle, cutting, end face, groove, turning taper, drilling, reaming, tapping, milling, grinding and other functions.

CNC lathe and instrument lathe should be two concepts. It should be possible to use CNC lathes instead of ordinary precision instrument lathes with similar specifications. Instrument lathes generally belong to instrument lathes, where the maximum workpiece processing diameter is below 250 mm. Instrument lathes are divided into ordinary type, finishing type and hexagonal type.