Romi Machine Tools Ltd (ERLANGER, KY) introduced the New Generation Romi GL 250 horizontal turning center, which comes equipped with thermal compensation with sensors to maintain stable, dimensional results even during long working periods.
The use of sensors provides accurate, real time compensation as opposed to compensation based on pre-defined algorithms. The result is more accurate machining over extended periods of time when the machine temperature increases.
The GL 250 has a maximum cutting diameter ranging of 11” (282 mm), and a Z travel of 23.6” (600 mm). The new machine is designed for medium to high production environments and features notably high power, torque and feed force, in addition to Romi’s trademark rigidity and precision attributed to the robust “Romi-made” monoblock base.
The New Generation turning center is constructed with durable roller ways on all axis to produce high rigidity. A built-in spindle motor with a chiller incorporated and direct drive servo-motors results in high response speed, accuracy, less vibration and lower maintenance requirements. Chilling the motor increases life expectancy, and produces less thermal expansion.
The tailstock is programmable and servo-driven. Position, speed and force are determined directly via the Fanuc controller that reduces setup time. The GL 250 comes with a 12-station turret with a choice of fixed tools with a Romi disk, driven tools with a VDI or BMT disk, driven tools with Y-axis or dual spindle with driven tools and Y-axis.
The CNC control features a Fanuc Oi-TF with 15” LCD touchscreen and Fanuc 32iB with 19” LCD touchscreen for dual spindle version machines and is the newest generation of Fanuc’s Series iHMI.
It is designed to produce faster, more accurate performance for turning applications with separate areas on the main screen for planning, machining, improvements and utilities. Functions are accessible with two clicks. It comes standard with an ethernet interface, as well as a compact flash card and USB ports.