3-axis lathe / universal / precision / rigid
Compass 250/1000 B Knuth Machine Tools



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  • Other characteristics:

    universal, precision, rigid

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  • Spindle speed:

    Max.: 1800 rpm (11309.73 rad.min-1)

    Min.: 20 rpm (125.66 rad.min-1)


Conventional Compass Series Lathes fulfill highest feature and precision demands at a low price!

One lathe for single-part and batch production including 3-axis assembled

center width 1000 mm
max. turning diameter over bed 500 mm
large 65 mm spindle capacity

very rigid machine bed with heavy ribbing
wide v-guides, induction-hardened and precision-ground
maximum accuracy and quiet operation even at high speeds
high machining performance with heavy-duty 5.5 kW main drive
infinitely variable slip clutch allows working with stops
accuracy tested according to DIN 8606, best surface roughness of 1.6 µm/N7 acc. to DIN 1302
removable gap bridge for machining of large diameter parts
large spindle capacity (65 mm) for machining of long parts
to ensure maximum accuracy and smooth operation at high speeds, the main spindle is dynamically balanced and supported by adjustable precision bearings
Camlock ASA D1-6 mount acc. to DIN 55029
eliable lubrication of the guideways through central lubrication mounted inside the apron
includes time-saving foot brake

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