Giddings & Lewis vertical turning centers are well known for their unrivaled stiffness, distinct functionality and impressive capacity. With cast iron machining platforms, hydrostatic rams and high capacity table bearing systems, they set the standard for heavy precision cutting.
Whether you’re interested in standard turning, hard turning, grinding, live spindle machining, four-axis operations or cutting on multiple sides of the part, we can configure a vertical turning center solution for you.
The Giddings & Lewis V Series vertical lathes, with tables from 800 to 1600 mm, are engineered for precision, productivity and flexibility.
Giddings & Lewis is renowned for robust construction and the V Series is designed to deliver industry-leading functionality and reliability, at an affordable price.
These are the only vertical turning centers on the market that include an infinitely-adjustable cross rail. This innovative feature enables the machines to handle a wide range of part types and sizes. Meanwhile, the C-axis provides full contouring functionality, enabling you to drill and mill turn a variety of features anywhere on a workpiece. For further versatility, an optional live spindle adds grinding, milling, drilling and tapping capabilities.
For optimum accuracy and better surface finishes, the Giddings & Lewis vertical lathes feature:
- Rigid, cast iron base, made for heavy loads and high cutting forces
- Highly stiffness for greater durability and reliability
- Hydrostatic ram gives further rigidity for heavy/extended ram machining
The Giddings & Lewis VTC Series, with tables from 1000 mm to 6000 mm, are designed to meet the specific cutting needs of multiple industries, based on feedback from customers.
The designs prioritize flexibility, with multifunctional capabilities on a single machine. There are also multiple tooling and attachment options for increased versatility.
Like the smaller Giddings & Lewis V Series models, these vertical turning centers feature a unique, infinitely-adjustable cross rail. This innovative component enables the machines to handle a wide range of part types and sizes, all the way up to 7 m in diameter, and 150 000 kg in weight. Full X-axis travel left and right of the center optimizes probing routines, while the C-axis provides full contouring functionality. For further versatility, an optional live spindle adds grinding, milling, drilling and tapping capabilities.
The exceptionally stiff design of these machines ensures that large components are efficiently cut to micron-specific requirements, with reliable repeatability.
- Signature table bearing for greater table stiffness
- Prevention of tipping on tall or unbalanced parts
- Symmetrical carriage design
- Optimized strength to weight ratio
- Even heat distribution
- Hydrostatic ram with superior damping characteristics
With multiple installation options and innovative attachments, the Giddings & Lewis VTC Series models are the most versatile and cost-effective turning machines on the market.
The Giddings & Lewis Y-axis attachment reduces machining time and cost. With the functionality to machine off-center features on the side of a part, there is no need to move the part to a horizontal machine, freeing up valuable manufacturing time.
SL 250 Latch Plate Tooling System
The SL 250 Latch Plate Tooling System is a rigid and cost-effective tooling interface. With four Hydrodock clamping units that produce superior, fail-safe clamping, this is a secure and sturdy tooling connection for heavy-duty cutting. The SL 250 Latch Plate Tooling System interfaces with standard modular tooling systems and delivers coolant through the spindle as standard.