The CNC Lathe System (Light Duty), Model 5300, provides training in computer-aided design (CAD) and computer- aided manufacturing (CAM) with a microprocessor- driven CNC Lathe (Light Duty). The system allows students to practice computer numerical controlled (CNC) code programming and editing, learn to operate lathe components, controls, and tools, set a programmed reference zero, follow the steps necessary to turn a specified part, and apply the machine code language to current lathe technology.
The CNC lathe consists of a horizontal lathe constructed with a machined steel bed, head-stock, and tailstock. It can machine pieces of soft materials such as plastics and waxes, as well as harder materials such as aluminum and brass. Pieces can be turned into a variety of cylindrical bumps, grooves, and hollows. Stock is mounted onto the lathe using a 3-jaw chuck that centers the stock and holds it in place.
A computer (not included) is used to create part programs with G and M machine codes or their conversation code équivalents. The created programs are uploaded to the lathe's on-board micropressor, which stores and executes them. Since the CNC Lathe connects directly to the serial or Ethernet port of a computer, or directly to a network, no additional interface card is required. The computer is free to be used for any additional applications, since it is not dedicated to the control of the lathe.
Features & Benefits
- Key-released emergency stop push-button
- Ability to restart programs from stopping point after safety interruption
- On-board embedded microprocessor
- Stand-alone manual mode operation
- Batch mode for independent operation or operation in CIM cells
- Software allowing the programming of up to 20 tools
- Tool post with HSS tool bit
- Three-jaw self-centering manufacturer-supplied recommended chuck
- Side panel with connectors for TTL communication with the 5250 robot, M-code supported solenoid drivers, connects to host computer through RS-232 or Ethernet port
Lathe constructed with a machined high-grade alloy bed, headstock, and tailstock
- Each axis driven by its own DC stepper motor
- Programmable speeds from 0 to 36 cm/min (0 to 14 (in/min)
- 1/3-HP, DC variable speed spindle motor
- Spindle motor programmable from 0- to 2800-r/ min chuck speed
- History of CNC
- Identify Components of a CNC Lathe
- Tool Movement, speed, Feed, and Cut Steps
- Lathe Program Codes
- The PRZ
- Lathe Setup
- On-Screen Emulation
- Turning a Part
- Input a Part Program
- Editing Commands
- CNC Programming
- Understanding and Using CAD/CAM
- Create a Part Using CAD/CAM Programming
Festo Didactic is the world-leading equipment and solution provider for technical education. The product and service portfolio offers solutions for rapid learning and retention in a broad spectrum of technologies: pneumatics, electropneumatics, hydraulics, electrohydraulics, electronics, electrical engineering, sensors, robotics, CNC technology, telecommunications, electronics, power and renewable energy, industrial maintenance, HVAC, PLC and fieldbus technology, manufacturing technology and process engineering as well as mechatronics.
Festo Didactic supplies educational institutions and industries with learning factories, training and e-learning programmes that directly evolve from technologies and innovations in automation. They qualify people in appropriate learning environments to be sufficiently competent and flexible to immediately start work in production processes and other industrial contexts and to contribute to the productivity of industrial companies.
CORPORATE MERGER: Festo Didactic acquired Lab-Volt Systems, Inc. in June 2014.