Star SX-38 Sliding Head Lathe – Available Now
Supplied ByStar Micronics GB LimitedAdded to MTD CNC: Tue Jan 12 2021
Star GB is a leading supplier of CNC sliding head lathes throughout the UK and Eire; offering innovative machine tool technology, unrivalled customer
Introducing the next generation of sliding head technology.
The latest offering from Star – the SX Series – represents years of machine tool research and development to produce the next generation of sliding head lathe technology. Delivering unrivalled metal cutting performance within a modest footprint, the ergonomic SX-38 Type A is a breakthrough model ideal for complex mill-turn parts.
For machining on the main spindle, the SX-38 features a 10-station turret and an opposing 4-station gang-type tool platen. In addition, the fully programmable swivelling B-axis offers 4 driven tools for machining on the main and 4 counter spindles for the sub. Mounted on an independent Z3-axis, the turret utilises Star’s unique quick-mount tool units which maintains compatibility with existing models.
Packed with a range of innovative features, the 12-axis SX model also includes Star’s ‘super-position mode’ for simultaneous machining of two different features, ‘Star Motion Control’ to minimise idle times, hydraulic clamping for the B-axis tool post that provides full 5-axis machining capability, built-in 11kW main and sub spindles for improved metal removal rates, an 8-station back working tool post with Y-axis for increased machining overlap and switchable guide bush and non-guide bush modes for increased versatility.
Weighing in at nearly 6-tonnes, the SX-38 incorporates a rigid 60° slanting bed for greater accessibility and improved chip disposal. In addition, dovetail guideways have been adopted for the X3, Y3 and Y2 axes for increased stability during heavy-duty cutting. Coolant volume has also been optimised without compromising ergonomics with the inclusion of a removable 375 litre wraparound tank.
Find out more about the SX-38 Type A on Star GB’s website.