VERTICAL TURRET LATHE AND HORIZONTAL
CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Describe and explain the use of a vertical turret lathe.
Describe and explain the use of a horizontal boring mill.
the diameter of the table. For instance, a 30-inch lathe
A vertical turret lathe works much like an engine
has a table 30 inches in diameter. The capacity of a
lathe turned up on end. You can perform practically
specific lathe is not necessarily limited to the size of
all of the typical lathe operations on a vertical turret
the table. A 30-inch vertical lathe (fig. 8-1) can hold
lathe, including turning, facing, boring, machining
and machine a workpiece up to 34 inches in diameter
tapers, and cutting internal and external threads.
by using both the main and side turrets. If you use
A horizontal boring mill can be used for many
kinds of shopwork, such as facing, boring, drilling,
and milling. In horizontal boring mill work, the setup
of the work, as well as the setting of the tools, is
similar to that found in lathe and milling machine
As with any shop equipment you must observe all
posted safety precautions. Review your equipment
operators manual for safety precautions and any
chapters of Navy Occupational Safety and Health
(NAVOSH) Program Manual for Forces Afloat,
OPNAV Instruction 5100.19B. that pertain to the
VERTICAL TURRET LATHE
The characteristic features of the vertical turret
lathe are (1) a horizontal table or faceplate that holds
the work and rotates about a vertical axis; (2) a side
head that can be fed either horizontally or vertically;
and (3) a turret slide, mounted on a crossrail that can
feed nonrotating tools either vertically or horizontally.
similar to those generally found in repair ships and
shore repair facilities. The main advantage of the
Main turret head
vertical turret lathe over the engine lathe is that heavy
or awkward parts are easier to set up on the vertical
turret lathe and, generally, the vertical turret lathe will
handle much larger workpieces than the engine lathe.
Figure 8-1.--A 30-inch vertical turret lathe.
The size of the vertical turret lathe is designated by