Do more with less; it’s the mantra of manufacturers worldwide as they look for ways to increase productivity. Turning centers from Fives are designed around this premise with the offer of a wide range of multi-functional capabilities Fives offers Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers with the capacity, power and accuracy to handle the most demanding machining requirements. 
The optional multi-functional capabilities such as live spindles, side heads and pallet shuttles add flexibility and reduce setups and cycle times.

Vertical Lathe VTC Series

  • Fives’ 1.25 to 4.5 m Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers have the power, capacity and options that make them the industry standard for vertical turning. The latest innovation is a Y-axis attachment capable of machining off-centerline part features.  

    Giddings & Lewis 5 to 8 meter VTC series Massive parts require equally massive machines.  With the capacity to turn parts up to 9 meters in diameter, weighing more than 250,000 kg, Giddings & Lewis vertical lathes fit the bill.

  • Productive options include

    Live spindles, Side heads, Grinding and Y-axis attachments, Pallet Shuttles

    Modular design allows the choice of many column heights, Z travel and a wide variety of attachments

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Buckley Owens

Todays Challange for manufacturers is  the pressure is on to drive down costs in order to be more competitive and profitable. At the same time materials, labor, healthcare and other operating costs continue to rise.

Meanwhile finding skilled machinists capable of operating today’s sophisticated CNC equipment is a challenge. For many manufacturers the best solution to reducing cost-per-part is the incorporation of various types automation. Buckley Owens can helps you answer these challanges to streamline workpiece flow.

The result is improved throughput, reduced direct labor costs, consistent part quality and better deliveries. Whether you’d like to automate the loading and unloading of a single machine tool or  enhance the workflow of an entire production line, we can help.


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