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Used Swiss-Type Lathes For Sale

Please view the regularly updated inventory of used Swiss-Type Lathes below. Inventory includes a variety of brands, sizes, and capacities. Below is our up to date selection of used Swiss-Type Lathes. Our brands include but are not limited to: Hurco, Doosan, Okuma, Mazak and much more. If you don’t find the Swiss-Type Lathes you are looking for, please contact us!

CNC lathe machines assist in removing metals from the workpiece to make a desired part for production. These machines are used to perform various operations such as facing, boring, cutting, knurling, reaming, counter boring, chamfering, parting off, grooving, forming, taper turning, threading, undercutting, eccentric turning, drilling and turning. They are used for metal spinning, metal working, wood turning, and glass working, to name a few.

The lathe machines consist of a headstock, spindle, chuck, tool post, tailstock, hand wheel, bed, lead screw, chip pan, carriage, apron, saddle, cross slide, guideways, feed rod, and a leg.  The headstock holds the gear train, chuck, gear speed control levers, feed controllers, and the main spindle. The lathe will spin the material in a spindle while the cutting tool works to cut the workpiece.  Some benefits to using a lathe are accuracy and the ability to perform repeatable production jobs.

Swiss Lathes have a holding mechanism that is recessed behind a guide bushing.  The guide busing provides additional support to the stock material while it is being turned.  The Swiss lathe has the ability to turn small sized parts and parts that have a large length-to-diameter ratio.  Other names for Swiss Lathe machines are Swiss screw machines, Swiss turning centers or Swiss automatic lathes. The way they are configured gives them an advantage over regular lathes due to the holding mechanism that holds the bar stock not being exposed to the tooling and bed.

What does guide bushing do?  Guide bushing supports the workpiece while maintaining the precision needed while machining.  On regular lathes, if the force of the cut is too great, then it will cause the precision of the cut to diminish.  On Swiss lathes, the guide bushing works so that the deflection due to force is as close to zero as you can get. This means that precision is not sacrificed for heavy cuts.

What are some benefits of the Swiss lathe? 

  • The surface finish of these machines is so good that it eliminates the need for grinding. 
  • Can have up to three or four tools cutting at the same time!
  • Eliminates the need for multiple cuts when using one heavy cut.
  • Swiss lathes can perform many operations that normally other machines must do.  You can eliminate the need for secondary operations! They can drill, saw, mill and ream as examples.
  • Short and simple setup!

Revelation Machinery can always help you find what you need!  If you have any questions about Swiss-Type Lathes or need to find a specific brand/type, please feel free to contact us!  If you need to sell your used Swiss-Type Lathes, do so here.