In addition to a full complement of traditional horizontal lathes, Harbor Manufacturing provides vertical turning lathe machining with 3 large VTL’s with a max cutting diameter of 63” and 7,000 lbs. max table weight. Harbor also has 5 twin spindle VTL’s with a max cutting diameter of 32”
Vertical turning lathe machining offers as many advantages for small parts manufacturing as it does for large, heavy parts.
- Excels with heavy, hard-to-load workpieces requiring a crane or automation.
- Great for nonconforming part shapes that need to be fixtured as opposed to traditional centralizing chucking.
- Ideal for fragile work pieces requiring low clamping pressures to prevent distortion also benefit from the vertical turning process.
- Good for challenging parts with interrupted cuts and unbalanced work pieces.