Erickson Machine Tools Demonstrates New Manufacturing Technology
Erickson Machine Tools Inc., celebrating its 50th Anniversary, recently held an Open House. The company's large showroom in Story City, IA was used to demonstrate new machining centers, turning centers, saws, a waterjet cutting machine and cutting tools and accessories for manufacturers and job shops in the Iowa and Nebraska regions.
The Milltronics ML 16 Toolroom Lathe can be used as a manual machine for one-off projects or as a CNC machine. The control has a 'teach' feature that will remember what was done in the manual mode to be repeated in CNC mode. The ML 16 was shown with a Dorian tool post option but can be purchased with a turret. It has a 17.5-inch swing and a 40" bed. The machine can be ordered with up to 120- inch bed. The box ways provide stability. An oversized cross slide allows for the turret to bemounted on the front or the back. A hydraulic tailstock is optional.