Precision work in XXL: 7 facts about vertical turret lathes
How are gears for heavy industry – 16 m in diameter and 500 t in weight – manufactured? On a vertical turret lathe. These special lathes are used whenever large and heavy workpieces need to be produced with the utmost precision. The following overview explains the technical fundamentals of vertical turret lathes in seven facts.
Fact 1: Vertical turret lathes process particularly large work