Maximum Strength Structure
Major structural components have been combined into one solid platform. The low center of gravity 30° slant bed design provides the most rigid foundation possible for the headstock, turret, and tailstock.
By using Finite Element Methods ( FEM ), optimal reinforce ribbings are directly cast into the one-piece bed structure. Mechanical rigidity has been increased by more than 40% when compared to conventional designs. The GS-200 series is capable of performing super heavy-duty turning and maintain long-term super high-precision accuracy. More rigidity also means extended tool life.
Built to endure years and years of rigorous high production turning, the heavily ribbed, one-piece thermally balanced bed and casting components are of FC35-Meehanite casting ( industry standard is FC25~30 ). FC35 grade cast iron is capable of withstanding much greater stress without deforming and provides maximum vibration dampening, which result in a machine that will outlast and outperform the competition.
All spindle and servo motors, including drives, are FANUC alpha i series components to ensure peak machining performance and accuracy.
X and Z axes are driven by over-sized FANUC alpha i series absolute AC servo motors, providing tremendous thrust outputs with faster acceleration and deceleration. Absolute encoder technology saves time and money by eliminating the use of limit switches, thus, eliminating referencing axes to home positions and replacing broken limit switches.Highest accuracy and durability
C3 class hardened and precision ground ball screws ensure the highest accuracy and durability possible. Plus, pretension on all axes minimizes thermal distortion. Slide ways are bonded with “ Turcite B ” to eliminate stick-slip, minimize wear and maintain long term accuracy. Rapids are 20 m/min. ( 787 IPM ) on X-axis & 24 m/min. ( 945 IPM ) on Z-axis. Extra wide hardened and ground box ways are directly formed onto the machine bed and saddle during the casting process. They are precision machined and widely spaced for maximum strength. The box way design also provides the rigidity needed for heavy duty and interrupted turning applications.Precision hand scraped
Contact surfaces of all slides, headstock, turret, tailstock, and ball screw bearing housings with the machine bed are precision hand scraped to provide maximum assembly precision, structural rigidity, and load distribution.