Okuma’s LU3000 EX-M 4-Axis Lathe Offers High Production and Reliability for Automotive Manufacturing

Thermal stability, chatter prevention and heavy duty cutting at high speeds are just a few of the highlights of this highly-evolved CNC lathe.

Okuma’s new LU3000 EX-M turning center is known for excellence in manufacturing precision parts in high production environments and is designed for reliability, longevity and maximized up-time. AT IMTS 2016 this machine will feature the new Machining Navi T-g Intelligent Technology and will be shown cutting a threading suite on 1045 steel with tooling from ISCAR, a member of Partners in THINC.

The LU3000 EX-M is built as an integrated production system with one goal in mind - to provide the customer with a machine that makes precision parts with the highest level of efficiency for years of trouble free production. This machine features a compact design, heavy duty, cast iron base, in addition to optimized CNC control, motors and drive systems that are specifically designed to work together for maximum machine performance.

With a powerful main spindle and dual servo turrets capable of simultaneous, synchronized control, the LU3000 EX-M has the power and flexibility to produce parts with the highest level of efficiency - two tools in the cut maximize production. Additionally Okuma offers a series of functions specifically designed to enhance and simplify simultaneous 4-axis turning – including a single programming file for both turrets, and the ability to program both turrets as if they were the upper turret operating on the left spindle.

Consistent quality is a key requirement for automotive production. The LU3000 EX-M, designed and built around Okuma’s Thermal Friendly Concept, is capable of producing high quality parts across multiple shifts despite changing environmental temperatures. With its box-slant bed design the LU3000 EX-M experiences minimal thermal growth over time.

Building on a legacy of 4-axis turning machines that dates back to the LC Series in the mid 1970’s, the LU3000 EX-M exemplifies the latest in advanced machine and control technology yet embodies generations of traditional Okuma craftsmanship.

For more information on the LU3000 EX-M visit http://www.okuma.com/lu3000-ex.