The new XL 780 heavy-duty lathe from XYZ Machine Tools further extends the Burlescombe-based companies range of medium-large capacity turning machines. With the inclusion of the large capacity XL 780 the range now provides customers with a one-stop-shop for centre lathes, with capacities ranging from the 400 mm swing, 716 mm between centre XYZ Proturn SLX 1630; through to the 2200 mm swing, 16 m between centres XYZ XL lathes, as well as the range of large bore Oil Country lathes.

With its 780 mm swing and 3000 mm bed length, the XYZ XL 780 perfectly complements the existing machines in XYZ Machine Tools’ portfolio by providing a heavy-duty and stable machining platform for long and large diameter components. The XYZ XL 780’s stability is enhanced by the use of a massive, one-piece, 500 mm wide cast bed, and a headstock, containing the 1300revs/min 40 hp spindle, with its 160 mm spindle bore, and induction hardened gears, precision roller bearings, and high pressure lubrication; a combination that ensures precision operation.

Control is provided by the popular Siemens 828D Shopturn control featuring conversational programming software, which means that users can be in production quickly and easily even with limited programming experience. Other standard equipment on the XYZ XL 780 include a three-jaw 500mm diameter steel chuck, a 4way automatic toolpost, air assist ‘floating’ tailstock, and an electromagnetic spindle brake. All for a standard price of £77,000 + VAT.

A wide range of options can also be specified including a Rock Steady, to provide optimum support for workpieces across the full 3m bed length. In addition XYZ Machine Tools also offers a wide choice of workholding, including 630 mm diameter three- and four-jaw chucks and faceplates up to 700 mm diameter. Control options include the Siemens 828D Offline Programming Software with CAD reader, a translator for Fanuc based programs and the ability to network the machine.

“We are seeing increasing demand from the energy, oil & gas and other sectors that require versatile large turning capacity and with the XYZ XL 780 we now have a complete range of centre lathes that will meet the majority of turning applications that these customers face,” says Nigel Atherton, Managing Director, XYZ Machine Tools.”

XYZ Machine Tools
Woodlands Business Park
Near Tiverton                                                           
Devon EX16 7LL

Tel: 01823 674200
Fax: 01823 674 201