Additional Information About Vertical Turret Lathes
Vertical lathes, in general, are also referred to as "vertical boring mills" or simply "boring mills.” A vertical turret lathe is a vertical boring mill equipped with a turret. Vertical lathes are useful for handling very large, heavy, short workpieces.
Horizontal and vertical turret lathes see a lot of work as they can perform a variety of drilling and boring operations. Although vertical and horizontal boring mills have the same functions, they differ in machine setup, workpiece setup, and tooling configuration.
Unique characteristics to vertical boring mills:
- The workpiece is rotated around a Y-axis while the boring head moves linearly
- The workpiece is held on a horizontal table that rotates along a vertical axis
- Tools that are non-rotating are fed horizontally or vertically or side HEA on the turret slide
When you choose O'Connell Machinery Co, Inc., for your equipment needs, you'll find that we also carry a variety of rebuilt and configured machines and can help you select the right machine to meet your requirements. Dedicated to providing our clients with reliable vertical lathe parts and service, we looking forward to putting our knowledge to work for you.