SMTCL introduces German designed VivaTurn Lathes in North America

Accurate, Economical Lathes targeted toward the job shop market

Los Angeles, June 15, 2014: SMTCL-Americas has introduced a new line of lathes called VivaTurn, which will bring high performance and high productivity to North American job shops. The lathes were introduced in Europe at the EMO Show in Hanover, Germany last fall. These lathes were designed by SMTCL’s Schiess- Tech design center in cooperation with designers in Shanghai, China. Marcus Otto, Managing Director of Schiess-Tech in Germany stated, “This was the first collaborative effort where we have combined the technical knowledge of our German engineers with the vast experience and large installed base of our colleagues in Shanghai.” The result is a family of highly reliable slant bed CNC Lathes that are highly accurate and priced competitively. The lathes are available in simple 2-axis configuration or with Live Milling. Sub-Spindle and Y Axis models will be released in the near future.

Both the VivaTurn 2Sm/500 and the VivaTurn 4Cm/1000 will be on display at the IMTS exhibition at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL from September 8 – 13, 2014. SMTCL will be in Booth S-8148 in the Metal Cutting Pavilion in the South Hall. The VivaTurn 2Sm has 22” swing over the bed, a 10” hydraulic chuck, 3.1” spindle bore, and a 12-position power tool turret. The VivaTurn 4Cm has 28” of swing over the bed, a 10” hydraulic chuck, 3.1” spindle bore, and a 12-postiion power tool turret. All VivaTurn lathes come standard with the FANUC 0i-TD control, NSK Bearings, a hydraulic tailstock, and chip conveyor.

SMTCL is the largest Machine Tool Manufacturer in the world producing 80,000 Machine Tools each year and with revenues of $2.9 Billion. SMTCL has over 300 products including CNC Boring Mills, Vertical Turning Centers, Vertical Machining Centers, Horizontal Turning Centers, Horizontal Machining Centers, Gantry Type Machining Centers, Pipe Threading Machines and Tapping Centers. SMTCL also makes Conventional Lathes, Boring Mills, and Radial Drills. SMTCL has design centers in Berlin, Germany and Shanghai, China as well as multiple factories in Germany and China. The SMTCL-Americas Technology Center is located in City of Industry, California and stocks machines, replacement parts, and accessories. SMTCL has a network of full service distributors in North America who have extensive training, parts, installation, and field service capabilities.