Schiess 2000mm CNC Vertical Turret Lathe

A full machine refurbishment & CNC retrofit of this Schiess model DKE22 CNC Vertical Turret Lathe.

The machine refurbishment included re-grinding of the slideways to re-establish machine accuracies, refurbishment of the Jaeger Table Bearings, replacement of the Axis Drive Ballscrews, refurbishment of the Indexing Turret, re-engineering of the Table Drive system to provide infinitely variable Table speeds in 2 ranges (to 200rpm), replacement of all machine hydraulics, lubrication & coolant systems, fitting of a complete new Guarding System to meet with PUWER regulations and fitting of a new Swarf Conveyor.

The CNC retrofit comprised fitting of a new Siemens 840D sl Control, new Siemens AC Table Motor & Drive, new Siemens Digital Axis Servo Motors & Drives and a complete new Electrical Interface, including all new control gear;  in addition, the machine has been completely re-wired.


  • Schiess DKE22 CNC VTL
  • Siemens 840D sl Control
  • Table dia = 2000mm
  • Elevating Rail
  • 4 Position Auto Indexing Turret
  • 55Kw Table Drive
  • Totally Enclosed Guarding
  • Swarf Conveyor


This VTL has been refurbished to a very high specification to produce Precision Rings for Aircraft Engines.


  • Project Management
  • Mechanical Design (Inventor 3D)
  • Electrical Interface Design
  • PLC Software Design
  • Slideway Grinding to restore Machine Alignments
  • Ballscrew Refurbishment or Replacement
  • Spindle Refurbishment
  • Refurbishment of Gearboxes & Drive Train Systems
  • Overhaul or replacement of Hydraulic Systems
  • Re-assembly to OEM Specfications & Tolerances
  • Guarding Systems to PUWER Compliance
  • Electrical Panel Build
  • Commissioning
  • Factory Acceptance Testing
  • Site Re-installation
  • User & Maintenance Training
  • Full Documentation
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