Hardinge GS 250 CNC Lathe offers an exceptional combination of standard features in a rugged, affordable compact machine. These Hardinge-designed and -manufactured machines are intended for speed, power, accuracy and durability over competitive machines in their class for the highest possible return on investment.This machine features a 25-hp (18.51-kW) spindle drive (with Fanuc Control) and includes a 3-jaw power chuck as standard equipment. The GS 250 has an A2-8 spindle with 3.070" (78mm) through draw tube capacity and a maximum spindle speed of 3,500 rpm. Heavy-duty linear guideways are used for X- and Z-axis motions, providing added stiffness, damping, and surface contact area to ensure a very stiff and durable machine. Rapid traverse rates for the X and Z axes are an impressive 1,181 ipm (30 mpm). Maximum X-axis travel is 10.70" (271.5mm) and maximum Z-axis travel is 23.62" (600mm). The strategically-ribbed 30-degree slant bed machine base provides superior rigidity and durability. All structural components and castings are qualified by Finite Element Analysis (FEA)-a proven, highly-technical procedure that ensures a stiff, structurally-sound machine tool design.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China.