Upper Turret Lathe Tooling RH or LH?
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:48 PM
With your upper turret lathes are you guys using RH or LH tooling holders?
RH tooling, the insert is upside down when cutting, swarf falls down away from insert, cutting forces pulling the turret up away from bed.
LH tooling, insert is visible and cutting forces go down through the turret to the bed.
Personally when I was running Lathes I had LH tooling with the insert visible. Easier to change in cut and more visual for insert inspection.
Now I see more customers using RH tooling, maybe because they can use same tooling holders in there manual Lathes also.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:25 PM
I also have my post setup to output M14 for face live tools and M13 for Radial. This way all live tooling is setup as CW in the control...
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Chip flow doesn't have to go around the tool to get away from the cutting zone; the tool is between you and the piece in case you jerk it out of the chuck; fewer "back side" clearance issues with tool setters; spindle rotates in the same direction (M3) for drilling and turning operations...nothing Earth-shattering, but better IMO
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We just bought a brand new Mori NLX2500 and had several conversations with Mori regarding the subject. In theory it is the better way for very heavy cutting. In real life, all of the application guys go either way. I chose LH tools because I'm a stickler for theory.
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 04:09 PM