15th Nov 2023
Rowan Precision Purchases and Takes Delivery of another new Citizen CNC
To compliment our existing range of machines, Rowan have just acquired a state-of-the-art Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe.
This new addition to their machinery lineup promises to enhance their capabilities in producing complex parts and improving overall productivity.
One of the main features that make the Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe stand out is its 9-axis system. This includes a Y2 axis to the Z2 axis on the back tool post, which opens up a range of possibilities for producing complex parts.
Additionally, the front gang tool post offers a +90/-45° B-axis swivel, allowing the utilization of rotary tools to create angled holes and milled features from either spindle.
To streamline production and increase efficiency, the Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe comes equipped with a workpiece conveyor as a standard feature. This enables seamless movement of workpieces, ensuring smooth operations throughout the machining process.
Control of the machine is managed through the Mitsubishi 800 CNC operating system. This advanced system enables simultaneous in-cutting with up to three tools, allowing for faster and more efficient production.
This functionality significantly reduces cycle times, enhancing overall productivity for Rowan Precision.
In terms of tooling options, the B-axis L32-XII version offers up to 40 tools for front, back, and cross machining. This versatility allows for a wide range of machining operations, catering to various customer requirements.
The main spindle, with power ratings of 3.7/7.5 kW, and the counter spindle, with power ratings of 2.2/3.7 kW, can reach speeds of up to 8,000 rpm.
The Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe also includes a C-axis, which can be used in conjunction with driven tool stations in the three tool carriers.
With its fast acceleration of tool rotation, reaching speeds of up to 9,000 rpm, Rowan Precision can further minimize cycle times while maintaining exceptional precision and quality in their work.
When it comes to rapid movement, the linear axes of the Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe provide a rapid traverse rate of 32 m/min. However, the Y2 axis moves slightly slower at 24 m/min. Nevertheless, these impressive traverse speeds ensure efficient and precise movements throughout the machining process.
Team Rowan are excited about the addition of the Citizen L32 X11 LFV CNC lathe to their machining capabilities. We believe that this investment will allow us to better serve customers’ needs by expanding our capabilities and increasing production efficiency.
For more info on this machine, here is the video from Citizen