Lathe technology

Lathe technology

Components, systems, and services for lathes

HYDAC supplies sensors, hydraulics, cooling, and cooling lubricant for lathes to cover all requirements from components to the system.  



  • Sensors for indication, checking and monitoring of:
  • Clamping pressure
  • Fluid temperature
  • Level of oils and cooling lubricants in tank
  • Flow
  • Position and distance


Sensor systems and condition monitoring

Power units and controls for:

  • Workpiece clamping
  • Spindle brake
  • Tailstock traverse  
  • Lubrication
  • Tool change
  • Axis clamping
  • Tool turret clamping


Active and passive cooling systems for cooling of:

  • Spindles
  • Motors
  • Axes
  • Cooling lubricant
  • Hydraulic oil
  • Control cabinets

Cooling lubricant 

*Valves to supply:

  • Internal coolant to tools
  • Tool holder flushing
  • Machine bed flushing
  • External flushing of workpiece

*Fine filter to protect high pressure pump


  • Process Booster Block (PBB):
  • Pressure boost
  • Pressure control
  • Pressure monitoring and safety filtration in one unit

System solutions 

Cylinder with integrated distance measuring system Hydraulic counterbalance to relieve the mass of vertical machining spindles

Fluid panels including hydraulics, pneumatics, cooling lubricant, electronics, cooling, and lubrication in a ‘plug and play’ solution for a lathe


Electronics for lathes

Sensor systems and condition monitoring components contribute to:

  • increased productivity
  • high level of machine safety
  • effective mechanical efficiency
  • high quality machining

The HYDAC portfolio includes sensors to display, check and monitor pressure, fluid temperatures, tank level, flow rate, and workpiece support.

Electronics cover:

  • Pressure transmitters/pressure switches
  • Linear position and distance sensors
  • Level switch/level transmitter
  • Temperature transmitter/temperature switch


Hydraulics for lathes

The frequency controlled compact power unit CO3 in combination with the decentralised manifold stacking system HL, which acts as the control logic, serves all the main and secondary hydraulic functions in a lathe.

The central function is the operation of the chuck.

Reliable supply of the clamping pressure, as well as exact setting and control, is of prime importance for the functioning of the lathe.

In addition, all the secondary functions, such as tailstock, steady, turret, lubrication, and parts gripper etc can be controlled simply and efficiently with the modular manifold system.

Hydraulics covers:

  • Compact Power Unit CO3
  • HL controls
  • HL manifold stacking system versus conventional stacking


Cooling lubricant for lathes

To supply the cooling lubricant, HYDAC offers piston control or coaxial valves.

Inline, duplex changeover and backflushing filters are available to protect high pressure pumps in instances where driven tooling with an internal coolant is used.

Cooling lubricant covers:

  • Coaxial valves direct and external pilot
  • Inline filters DF/FLND/FMND
  • Automatic backflushing filter AutoFilt RF4
  • Process Booster Block PBB


Cooling for lathes

HYDAC supplies active and passive cooling systems for cooling spindles, motors, axes, control cabinets and fluids in lathes.

High power motor spindles require a safe and fault-free fluid system with which other drives can also be cooled if necessary.

The return cooling can be achieved by means of an air, water, or refrigeration system.

Cooling covers:

  • Fluid/air cooling systems FLKS
  • Fluid/water cooling systems FWKS
  • Refrigerated Fluid Cooler RFCS
  • Control Cabinet Cooler HCC


System solutions for lathes

Intelligent integration of HYDAC products creates innovative and technologically advanced subsystems and complete systems.

Cylinders with an integrated distance measuring system, hydraulic counterbalance and fluid panels minimise interface numbers, reduce installation costs, and increase machine availability.

System solutions include:

  • Cylinder with integrated distance measuring system
  • Hydraulic counterbalance
  • Fluid panel


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