Hyundai-Wia adds another L Series turning center to its already deep LSeries line. The new Hyundai-Wia L500 with 21” chuck fills in the gap between the L400 model with 15” chuck and the L600 with 24” chuck. Like the other models in the line the machine is equipped with a Fanuc 32i control.
The L500 has a through hole of 181mm (7.1 inches) to accommodate large pipe machining and other large shaft type work. Though the machine can turn parts over 25” in diameter, the machine is still capable of spindle speeds up to 1,500 rpm at 40 HP, producing 2,990 ft-lbs. of torque. To insure accuracy under heavy load and to control thermal growth, a spindle oil chiller is equipped to maintain ambient temperature.
The box guideway structure of the L500 has been proven as the most rigid system for heavy duty turning machines. As the machine is capable of handling long shafts, it is also equipped with a tailstock with built-in MT #5 quill taper and a quill diameter of 132mm (5.2 inches). This model will be available with a larger spindle and extra long bed and may be equipped with 3- or 4-axis milling and drilling function (C + Y).