DL E Series

March 01, 2010

Knuth Machine Tools USA offers the DL E Series universal lathes for handling heavy-duty fabrication and single-part production. The DL E Series lathes is able to handle everything from rough to fine operations on a wide variety of materials. Equipped with a 5.1-inch spindle bore, up to a 79-inch swing and a 315-inch distance between centers, the DL E Series lathes feature a heavy, cast-iron base and machine bed with strong ribbing to minimize vibrations and improve stability. These Knuth lathes come standard with a 30-hp motor to ensure high chip removal capacity along with induction-hardened and ground guideways to maintain accuracy. Featuring a 3-axis position indicator, the DL E Series includes a glass scale on the compound resulting in increased productivity and valuable time savings. This display with convenient keyboard layout provide operator-specific features, including default coordinates, calculator function as well as metric to inch measurement conversions. The Knuth DL E Series lathes are built with a joystick style control to handle X- and Z-axis rapid traverse for ease-of-use. They also feature a hand lever for tailstock adjustments and separate rapid feed motors for the X- and Z-axis. Ranging in price from $58,100 to $210,800, the Knuth DL E Series is in stock for immediate delivery from Chicago and includes a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers


    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • feed


    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • rapid traverse

    rapid traverse

    Movement on a CNC mill or lathe that is from point to point at full speed but, usually, without linear interpolation.