Compact Large Swing VTL


VT Series

Vertical Turret Lathe

  • Innovative traveling column design
  • Large swing in a small foot print machine
  • Unique horizontal turret
  • Excellent clearance for long & short tools alike


60” Swing


80” Swing



The Fryer VT Series is a compact, large swing vertical turret lathe. This series features an innovative traveling column design that allows a large swing in a small foot print machine. The unique horizontal turret features excellent clearance for long and short tools alike. The VT is available with full C axis contouring and positioning as well as a powerful live tool turret. Equipped with Fryer / Siemens 828-HS CNC control that features shop floor conversational programming, G code programming, 3D graphics and fast set-up cycles.


  • Compact design uses half the floor space
  • 60” or 80” swing models
  • 8 or 12 tool automatic turret
  • BMT-65 tooling for high rigidity
  • High torque geared headstock
  • C axis and live tooling


  • Fast set-up and programming system
  • Shop floor programming
  • Excellent for small lot production
  • Small foot print
  • Traveling column provides improved clearance
  • Siemens or Fanuc CNC
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CNC Control


The Fryer / Siemens 828-HS control is designed for ease of use in low volume toolroom and job shop facilities. Simple menu programming and fast set-up keys allow you make one-off parts in half the time of a manual machine. Multi mode operation allows you to use the machine manually, semi-automatic and full CNC mode. Canned cycles and graphic verify make set-up faster and easier.
  • Manual or CNC
  • Do-one mode
  • Teach mode
  • Conversational mode
  • Ultra reliable Siemens High Speed all digital control system
  • Regenerative drives save 40% electrical use
  • Digital drives provide better accuracy and surface finish
  • Absolute encoders never require you to ‘home’ machine
Lathe Contour
Geometry. Enter part dimensions using the Simple Geometry Creator. The dimensions are drawn on the screen while you enter them and missing information is automatically calculated.
Lathe Rough Cycle
Roughing cycle. Answer basic questions about the depth of cut, tool type and finish stock allowance.
Lathe Thread
Threading cycle. Answer basic questions about the thread size pitch and tool type.
Lathe Simulate
The 828-HS uses sophisticated solid model graphic verification to accurately show what your part will look like BEFORE you cut it. Also choose from wireframe or multi-view screen.
Please download our CNC Control brochure for more detailed information.
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