Hardinge sets a new standard with ELITE Series performance CNC Lathes. The ELITE 51 has the best combination of standard features you'll find in a compact, precision machine. This machine delivers the predictability you need to be more productive and profitable.
ELITE Series machines have the standard features you've been looking for:
Live Tooling is available on all stations of the VDI top plate. Each station can be equipped with a driven tool for cross- or end-milling/drilling operations in the toughest materials. One-degree spindle orient is included. Internal and external coolant-style live tool holders are offered to direct coolant to the work area. Angular drilling or milling is easily accomplished using adjustable VDI live tooling attachments. C-Axis contouring provides spindle positioning in increments of .001 degree. Three-dimensional contouring, complex round and prismatic machining, square shoulder and lettering are accomplished by synchronizing the spindle with the X and Z axes.
Significant upgrades were made to the ELITE Series lathes, including the 16C sub-spindle and X-axis linear glass scale options. We also beefed up the base, added a new door design, and improved the operator panel and a more robust tailstock.
The #3 Morse Taper tailstock provides added support when machining long parts and reduces part deflection. This allows for closer tolerances, better surface finishes, and higher speeds and feeds. The hydraulically-actuated, pressure-regulated tailstock casting is controlled automatically from the part program, or manually using a switch on the operator control panel. The tailstock offers a patented breakaway safety feature and adjustable solid stop option. Tailstock motions are accomplished on linear guideways.
Hardinge is the leader in providing a wide range of highly reliable turning, milling, grinding and workholding solutions under the brands Hardinge, Bridgeport, Kellenberger, Hauser, Tripet and Tschudin. We never compromise on product design, so customers can count on Hardinge to help them make the right part to the required specification, every time.