Introducing The 5-Axis Leadwell V-60iT Vertical Machining Center

Plano, Texas – CAMPAT Machine Tools Inc., celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2013 by hosting an Open House on April 18 & 19th in their new facility and will use the occasion to showcase the new Leadwell V-60iT 5-axis Vertical Machining Center under power for inspection by visitors. The V-60iT is a new 5-axis model featuring a 24.8 inch (630mm) integrated Tilting Rotary Table and a 12,000 RPM ceramic/steel hybrid bearing spindle. Power is generated by a 35HP dual wound Fanuc Alpha 22i spindle motor producing122ft/lb of torque at 1500rpm. This ensures consistent clean cuts. Leadwell spindles utilize (6) High Precision Angular Contact bearings that allow for heavy cutting and help create a superior part finish. The dual contact spindle grind & holders combine for high rigidity in the spindle.

Leadwell uses only top quality well-ribbed Cast Iron construction, and with extra iron added to the base casting, the V-60iT is stronger and beefier than others in its class its weight is over 32,000lbs. This extra weight combines for superior stability and machining accuracy. The V-60iT features a 50 inch X-axis, 30 inch Y-axis travel and a whopping 28.35 inches of Z-axis travel. With Rapid Travels in the X & Y axis at 1,181 IPM and 787 IPM in the Z axis the V-60iT will keep up with high production requirements. Leadwell uses only premium quality ground and pre-tensioned double nut ball screws on all axes, this maintains the dimensional accuracies necessary for 5 axis machining and fast movements.

All Leadwell USA sold products are standardized with Fanuc controls, and the V-60iT is no exception. It features the extremely reliable Fanuc OiMD control with a large 10.4” LCD and comes standard with a 64 bit microprocessor, 400 tool offsets, 4+1 axis control card, and a whole host of additional features.The V-60iT is engineered and built for increased speed, precision and enhanced flexibility. Along with the enhanced base is a larger column featuring a heavier bottom section for increased stability and rigidity. The cast iron base, column and tables have over 10 times the dampening capacity of those made from steel, resulting in superior cutting performance. The column was lengthened over standard to accommodate the Tilting Rotary Table and not lose valuable Z axis travel for work holding or tooling.

The rotary table has a hefty max table load capacity of 440 lbs. at 0° – 45°, and 330 lbs. at the 60°- 90° tilted range. The tabletop surface is precision ground with .551 inch (14mm) T-slots. The table height from the floor is 58 inches. By employing a range of +120° to – 30°, the A-axis tilts a full 150°. The C-Axis rotates a full 360°. The distance from the rotary tabletop to the spindle nose is 30.7 inches. These dimensions provide a large work envelope for simultaneous multi-sided machining.

The #40 Taper I.D. grind is the type “Dual Contact” as an added bonus. Coolant Through Spindle (CTS) preparation, is standard on the V-60iT with the ability to handle up to 1,000psi high pressure coolant systems.

The automatic tool changer offered on the V-60iT is a 30 station arm style. Other options include 40 and 60 tool capacity as well. Tool-to Tool time is a quick 2.5 seconds, Chip-to-Chip time comes in at 6 seconds.

Leadwell’s simple and efficient slopped base design flushes chips effortlessly by using coolant wash down and four screw-type chip augers inside the machine for easy chip removal. The V-60iT is finished off with full enclosure guarding and a rear chain style chip conveyor to complete the chip removal process.

Headquartered in Plano Texas, CAMPAT Machine Tool, Inc. is a machine tool dealer as well as the importer and distributor of Leadwell products for the USA since 1988. Leadwell produces high-efficiency superior quality, CNC Turning Centers and Vertical Machining Centers. Leadwell machining centers are produced in a broad range of configurations, with most available with linear or box ways and a #40 or #50 spindle taper. Many of the Leadwell machining centers and lathes are configured especially for the U.S.A. marketplace to CAMPAT’s specifications. The Leadwell CNC Machines will be showcased during CAMPAT’s 25th anniversary and Grand Opening of their new 30.,000sqft. Technical Facility in Plano, TX on April 18 & 19th. Please contact CAMPAT for more details on the Leadwell V-60iT and the 25th anniversary Open House.