Drum Lathe TDM-1600

Drum Lathe TDM-1600

The Kugler Drum Lathe TDM-1600 is a multi-axis system, specially developed for ultra-precision turning of optical microstructures on rollers with the use of diamond tools. The center distance on this model amounts to 1600 mm.
Mono-crystalline diamond tools with defined geometric cutting edges produce smooth optical surfaces or annular and helical groove structures on work pieces made of non-ferrous metal or coated with an electroless nickel.
An optional Fast Tool Servo allows for the turning of uneven structures. The system meets highest demands on roughness and geometrical accuracy (concentricity, diameter variation, cylindricity).
The TDM-1600 is characterized by a solid granite construction, vibration isolation by using a special air damping system, hydrostatic rotary bearings in headstock and tailstock, and aerostatic mounting of the carriage assembly (Z-axis).
The axes Z and Y incorporate high-definition incremental measuring systems and special direct drives for positioning within submicrometer range. This design principle guarantees utmost accuracy in high-precision chip removal.
A wide selection of accessory components complements the system, such as hydrostatic axes for tool rotation, Fast Tool Servo (FTS), tool setting microscopes, and optical sensors for distance and diameter measurement.


Video of Applications

Typical Applications
  • High precision machining of rollers
  • Manufacturing of annular and helical groove structures
  • Manufacturing of embossing masters for films, screens, backlighting
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