Sept. 15, 2005
SNK's Prodigy GT-27 gang tool lathe features C-Axis spindle as standard, a polymer base and precision components for fast and accurate small parts turning.

The nature of the design of the gang tool lathe, where the absence of a turret eliminates tool changes, lends itself to short cycle times, as well as high precision. The Prodigy GT-27's spindle speeds reach up to 6,000 rpm.The Prodigy GT-27 lathe uses three axes of motion that can be commanded in absolute or incremental modes. The Prodigy's C-Axis spindle allows for indexing and positioning as well as more advanced functions including interpolation and polar coordinate millingCompared to traditional cast-iron or Meehanite casting, a polymer composite base provides significant vibration reduction and improved surface finish, while extending tool life by up to 40%. Furthermore, the polymer is resistant to oxidants and thermal distortion. The Prodigy GT-27, with its polymer base, weighs in at 3420 lbs. This heavyweight construction provides unmatched rigidity and superior accuracy.Precision and versatility is achieved through the incorporation of non-heat generating collet closers, the absence of a turret and full C-Axis indexing positioning. The Prodigy GT-27 can index in .01 degree increments. As a result, live tooling can be used for side drilling and milling operations, performing both simple and complex operations easily.SNK's Prodigy GT-27's GE Fanuc Controller contributes to ease of operation, as well as faster and more responsive performance (with the inclusion of brushless digital servo drives).The Prodigy GT-27 is ideal for both first and secondary machining operations in a variety of applications, including medical, automotive, commercial, ceramics and fasteners. The Prodigy GT-27 can also perform rigid tapping with ease. Maximum production bar work is up to 1 1/16 diameter. SNK's Prodigy has combined the best of both American and Japanese engineering and manufacturing to produce the new Prodigy GT-27 Single Spindle Gang Tool Lathe. The result is an American-made small part gang tool lathe that delivers optimum accuracy and cycle times.SNK, a world-leading manufacturer of bridge type machining centers and multi-axis profilers, is proud to announce their new line of polymer based small accurate machine tools under the new Prodigy brand. Prodigy's local service and support is provided through SNK's extensive full service dealer network. The expertise of SNK's dealer network allows for customization with live tools, bar feeders, loaders/unloaders, options and applications support.For more information, visit, or contact SNK America, Inc., 1800 Howard Street, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, Phone: (866) 379-6068, Fax: (860) 379-6095,E-mail: [email protected].

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