Stich Overseas offers a high performance and high accuracy vertical CNC lathe, VT-550 Series, introduced by Hwacheon – the largest machine tool manufacturer in Korea. The highest productivity standard is achieved through the use of only one control panel operating and controlling two (2) machines (VT 550 2SP). By using only one (1) control panel, a reduction of waste motion is achieved up-to one third, allowing high production and various parts to be machined. A higher column design, which is available as option (+200 mm), is further increasing the machining capacity. The particularly rigid machine base and column design enables to maintain highest precision even when subjected to the heaviest machining conditions. The machines oil-tank is independent and is separated from the main body, which minimises the effects of heat influence, by chips and cutting fluids. By using a special designed turret with 12 stations, highest positioning accuracy during indexing is achieved through a precision curvic coupling. The large turret design provides sufficient capacity even for largest and heaviest tools and still operates at an economical speed. The 12-station turret is available for both R (right) or L (left) machine models. The main spindle design provides minimised vibrations or even noise due to its gearless design. At the same time highest accuracy is achieved through a minimised thermal growth. Features: enables high torque (111.8 kg f·m/808 ft·lbs) heavy duty machining (FANUC: ?p40) to be maintained in the low speed range with wide range of constant power output; operator friendly and easy access by hoist or cranes is particularly thought off for heavy and large work pieces; the machines capability to adapt to a wide variety of different automatic peripheral devices, such as robots or gantry loading systems, is particularly suitable to operate the machine unattended in automatic mode; and the machine can be also integrated into an FMC system (flexible manufacturing cell).