Following much-welcomed feedback from their extensive worldwide distributor and customer base, 600 UK is to launch the Colchester MultiTurn 2-axis manual/CNC lathe at EMO 2017.
The new MultiTurn is a simple, flat-bed CNC lathe now incorporates the powerful and user-friendly Siemens 828D control with Shopturn as a standard feature, although Fanuc 0iTF with Manual Guide i can also be fitted should the customer specify it.
The MultiTurn takes a highly established, robustly engineered lathe concept from Colchester that makes it the perfect machine for many of today’s CNC turning applications. The MultiTurn is everything that you come to expect from a Colchester lathe - robust, stable and highly precise, irrespective of the component size handled.
The Siemens 828D control with Shopturn has a well-earned reputation for being highly user-friendly and intuitive, ensuring that operators can cut quickly and easily with very little training. However, the Shopturn system is also powerful enough for more advanced CNC users to output maximum productivity quickly.
The Colchester MultiTurn lathe has been designed specifically for:
- CNC users looking for increased versatility on one-off and small batch production
- First time CNC buyers and jobbing shops looking for real programming simplicity
- Education and training establishments needing a real lathe with step-by-step simplicity
600 UK offer 6 Colchester MultiTurn models, starting with the compact MultiTurn 1000, which has a 350mm swing over bed, a 7.5kW motor, outputting spindle speeds of 3500 rpm, right through to the heavyweight MultiTurn 6000, which has a massive 760mm swing over bed and an 18.5kW motor giving spindle speeds of up to 1400 rpm.
The MultiTurn 6000 also has bed length options ranging from 1.5 to 6 metres, ensuring that the MultiTurn is capable of turning any component, regardless of size, right through to long shafts, billets, bar stock and castings.
Paul Rushworth, 600 UK Sales Director says “The new Colchester MultiTurn with the addition of Siemens 828D with Shopturn gives 600 UK’s customers, even more, flexibility when choosing a new turning machine. We are constantly adding to our large range of Colchester and Harrison products and the MultiTurn is a natural progression for us in adding more options that customers want.”