Turning Centers

“Turning” defines the work that is traditionally done on a lathe. “Turning centers” is a term sometimes applied to machines with secondary spindles and/or rotating tools for milling and drilling. Another term, “turn/mill or multitasking” describes machines that can be thought of as being just as capable at milling and drilling as they are at turning. Lathes, turning centers and turn-mill machines can have horizontal or vertical spindles, with horizontal being most common. Machines with a vertical spindle are generally called a vertical turret lathe, or VTL. If the workpiece is held from above by the vertical spindle, then this type of turning machine is generally called an inverted vertical lathe. *Definition by Modern Machine Shop*

Chevalier Machinery Inc.

Chevalier carries a wide variety of lathes to meet different industry applications: 18″-40″ teach-in type CNC flatbed models; slant bed lathes with box & linear ways; vertical turning lathes with 8″-24″ chucks; sub-spindle lathes & 1.25/1.6/2-meter vertical turning center available with programmable Y-axis.

Chevalier’s FBL-520/530/540 big-bore lathes with alpha 40i 60HP motor; 40″ swings and up to 157″ distance between centers, up to 12.5″ spindle bore and 6″ bar capacity.

All Chevalier lathes are manufactured in-house; the lathes’ spindles are assembled and tested in the same division as Chevalier’s industry-proven grinding spindles.”

Slant Bed Turning Centers

  • FBL-230 – 8” / 10” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-300 – 10” / 12” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-360 – 12” / 15” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-460 – 15” / 18” Chuck – Live Tools Available
SLANT BED TURNING CENTERS – FBL-230_300 SLANT BED TURNING CENTERS – FBL-360_460

Vertical Turning Centers

  • FVL-8 – 8” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FVL-10 – 10” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FVL-12 – 12” / 15” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FVL-20 – 15” / 21” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FVL-24 – 18” / 24” Chuck Live Tools Available
  • FVL-1250 – 50” Chuck – Ram Style VTL with Live Tools Available
  • FVL-1600 – 63” Chuck – Ram Style VTL with Live Tools Available
  • FVL-2000 – 78” Chuck – Ram Style VTL with Live Tools Available
VERTICAL TURNING CENTERS FVL-8.12.20.24 VERTICAL TURNING CENTERS FVL-1250.1600.2000VTC

High Speed Turning Centers

  • FCL-200 – 8” / 10” Chuck – Live Tools Available
  • FCL-300 – 10” / 12” Chuck – Live Tools Available
HIGH SPEED TURNING CENTERS -Chevalier FCL series HIGH SPEED TURNING CENTER CMI FCL-200MC Flyer

Sub-Spindle Turning Centers

  • FNL-220SY – 8” Chuck – Live Tools and Y-Axis
  • FNL-250SY – 10” Chuck – Live Tools and Y-Axis
  • FNL320SY – 10” / 12” Chuck – Live Tools and Y-Axis
SUB SPINDLE TURNING CENTERS FNL-FBL-250Y.320Y-SY SUB SPINDLE TURNING CENTERS – FNL-220LSY.220LY.220Y

Big-Bore Slant Bed Lathes

  • FBL-510 – 39.4” Swing – 1 Meter Between Center – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-520 – 39.4” Swing – 2 Meter Between Center – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-530 – 39.4” Swing – 3 Meter Between Center – Live Tools Available
  • FBL-540 – 39.4” Swing – 4 Meter Between Center – Live Tools Available
BIG BORE SLANT BED LATHES – FBL-500 Series

Flat Bed Teach Turning Center –
*Variety of Chuck Sizes and Center Distances Available

  • FCL-18 – 18” Swing – Manual and CNC – Handwheel Options
  • FCL-21 – 21” Swing – Manual and CNC – Handwheel Options
  • FCL-25 – 25” Swing – Manual and CNC – Handwheel Options
  • FCL-32 – 32” Swing – Manual and CNC – Handwheel Options
  • FCL-40 – 40” Swing – Manual and CNC – Handwheel Options
FLAT BED TEACH TURNING CENTER – FCL-18_21_25_26 Series (2)