Metal lathes function in the same way as wood lathes: a workpiece is attached to a rotating shaft by a belt-driven motor. The headstock is on the side of the engine block aligned in the axis of the tailstock. This mobile doll is adjusted according to the width of the workpiece.
Here you can find metal lathes or benchtops.
The metal lathes can operate thanks to a single-phase asynchronous motor, in general it is the small entry and mid-range lathes that are equipped with this kind of engine.
The metal lathes can also operate thanks to a three-phase asynchronous motor, these metal lathes are generally more voluminous and positioned high-end.