The SB-16II Type E is the new addition to the SB Family of Star Machines! This upgraded unit is equipped with a high-power motor and provides additional power-driven tools, and much more. The SB-16II Type E has the highest machining performance in the series with a power-drive tool motor with increased power to 1.0kw for achieving M6 tapping, as well as main spindle C-axis control for broader range of machining. Further reduced length of remaining bar material contributes to a major reduction in the production cost. The latest 0i-TD controller has a 8.4 color LCD for enhanced visibility and improved operability.
Star Micronics' machine tools are mainly the so-called. Swiss Type Automatic Lathe (known as Sliding Head-type Automatic Lathe), which is the type suitable for small size precision component processing with high accuracy. This type of machine tools have been originally devised to mass-produce wristwatch components; however, the applications have been extended to the processing of not only automotive components but also digital equipment and medical components in recent years.