Machining Centers

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Jobshop Cell suits low mix, medium to high volume of parts.

May 27, 2015

Featuring two FANUC D21 RoboDrill Vertical Machining Centers being serviced by single, articulating FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot, Twin RoboDrill JobShop Cell can load and unload multiple parts at one time, at less than 1 sec/part. Cell also utilizes FANUC Robotics' IR Vision System with flex vibratory in-feed system to bring parts into cell. Providing troubleshooting and maintenance capabilities, FANUC 31iB5 control lets users analyze systems and receive notifications when adjustment is required. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Fiber Laser CNC creates clean pierce point.

April 29, 2015

Available as standard feature within S94P Control used on multi-axis fiber laser systems, SmartPierce software creates clean pierce point that is same diameter as cut width, eliminating splatter of molten material around pierce location and providing smooth appearing entry point. SmartPierce capability is important in wide range of applications from thick to thin metal cutting. With SmartPierce, slots can be produced in single pass without moving around outside profile of feature. Read More

Robotics, Machinery & Machining Tools

Robot Software combines manual and CNC programming.

April 20, 2015

With PowerMILL Robot 2015, users can program robots for multi-axis machining operations. Program offers optimized collision checking, automatic avoidance of wrist singularities, and ability to generate robot programs from tape files produced in other CAM software. Release 2015 allows users to duplicate in virtual environment teach-and-learn programming of robot for linking moves. Programmed linking moves can then be integrated with cutting moves to give complete sequence of operations. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC End Machining Center offers continuous production.

March 18, 2015

Offering completely automated operation with chip removal and scrap handling managed separately, Model BC80 is suited for cut to length, chamfering, facing, boring, and threading of tube and bar. Machine can provide 24-hour production processing of tube up to 3.15 in. diameter with lengths from 0.4–13 in. All tube changeover adjustments are handled from single location. Available in lengths to 40 ft, bundle loader can be filled without interrupting production. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Cutting Tool Machining Center uses ultra-short pulse laser.

March 10, 2015

Intended for production of precision CVD-diamond tooling, 5-axis LASER LINE ULTRA uses 5-axis machine kinematic system (X/Y/Z/B/C) with superimposed 3-axis laser beam guidance (U/V/W). Functionality lets toolmakers laser-machine tool cutting edges as well as laser-ablate complex step chipbreakers in one clamping. Along with 15.74 x 7.09 x 5.91 in. of respective X/Y/Z travel, production center features encapsulated 50 W picosecond laser beam path and optimally integrated components. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Milling Lathe/CNC Turning Center has true Y-axis and sub-spindle.

February 27, 2015

In addition to 30 hp, 3,500 rpm, 10 in. (chuck dia) primary spindle and 20 hp, 4,500 rpm, 8 in. sub-spindle, FEELER FT-250SY features true Y-Axis with 100 mm (±50 mm) travel for maximum rigidity and robust machining environment. Single-piece structure with boxways, 45° slant bed, and base lend dampen vibration when turning in hard materials. Other features include heavy-duty, 12-station turret; 210 mm +/- 10 mm X-axis travel; 1,050 mm Z-Axis travel; and FANUC 31i-TB CNC control. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC 5-Axis Grinder offers 2 aux slides for workpiece clamping.

February 23, 2015

Accommodating micro tools, gun drills, hob cutters, and complex geometries, 325linear machine operates in 2,500–4,000 rpm typ. Second auxiliary slide enables machine to utilize tool guidance, part support, tailstock, or workpiece pallets in operation. On A-axis, user can install collet, hydraulic expansion, or multi-range chucks. A-axis configuration also permits position-oriented clamping of non-rotationally symmetrical workpieces. Linear X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels are 480, 250, and 275 mm. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Machining Center offers 2.6 m Y-axis travel with no rigidity loss.

February 23, 2015

With respective X-, Y-, and Z-axis travels of 4.2, 2.6, and 1.1 m, 51 ton DCX42i twin column, bridge type, vertical spindle machining center supports single components up to 16 tons on cast-iron table and exhibits thermal stability for accurate machining. Spindle (60 kW), mounted in vertical ram of box-construction, can be supplied with max speed of 6,000 or 10,000 rpm, and tool magazine has 40 stations for BT50 tool holders and swing-arm tool changer that keeps carousel clear of swarf. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Jig Boring-Milling Machine handles complex geometries.

February 10, 2015

Equipped with 24,000 rpm, 40-taper direct-drive spindle, YASDA YBM Vi40 5-Axis Vertical CNC Machine is suited for hard milling applications of complex dies, molds, and components. Machine achieves high accuracy, including simultaneous 5-axis cone machining circularity of 2.32 µm, .89 µm positioning accuracy of Y-axis, and indexing accuracies of ± 0.50 sec on B-axis and ± 0.20 sec on C-axis. Constructed of cast iron, machine features symmetric bridge-type structure for high precision. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Five-Axis CNC Grinder has extended X-Y axis paths, 2 aux slides.

January 30, 2015

Offering linear x/y/z axis travel of 480 x 250 x 275 mm, 325linear machine operates from 2,500–4,000 rpm (typ) and features 2 auxiliary slides for workpiece clamping as well as optimized grinding wheel guidance over entire machining envelope. Scalable automation with 140-position tool changer, 5-24 grinding wheel magazine, and flexible robotic tool gripper. Along with automated collet changer, features include SIGSpro programming interface, and motion control maintained on Siemens 840D sl CNC. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Waterjet Machining Centers foster large-scale production.

December 19, 2014

MAXIEM 2060, 2080, and 3060 JetMachining® Centers meet large-scale production needs of shops, OEMs, and fabricators. While 2060 and 2080 models are suited for large format machining of parts up to 6 ft 7 in. wide x 20' 6 in. and 27 ft 2 in. long, respectively, 3060 model features 10 ft 2 in. Y cutting travel and 20 ft 6 in. X cutting travel. All models feature Intelli-TRAX® linear drive system and all-in-one Windows® 8 controllers pre-loaded with OMAX Intelli-MAX® Software Suite. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Vertical Turning Centers accomplish more via Y-axis attachment.

December 16, 2014

When equipped (new or via retrofit) with Y-axis attachment that combines C-axis head with table and X- and Z-axis motions, Giddings & Lewis VTCs offer off-centerline turning, drilling, milling, and tapping capabilities. Continuous power (29 hp) attachment has 2,200 rpm max spindle speed and 645 lb-ft continuous torque and can be loaded manually or via machine's automatic toolchanger. C-axis head provides ±45° rotation, creating machining range of Y-axis features of ± VTC table radius. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Horizontal Machining Centers offer wide range of part sizes.

December 5, 2014

KIWA KMH-300 Direct Drive 30-taper, 15,000 rpm, 300 mm dual pallet machine and KIWA KMH-630B 50-taper, 10,000 rpm, 630 mm dual pallet changer models integrate full rotary B-Axis and FANUC Oi-MD control. Spindle oil cooling system and coolant-through ball-screws are standard. Also available, KH-Series includes KH-55, 500 mm dual pallet model with 10,000 rpm, Cat 50-taper, and 240-tool ATC. With 2,000 psi coolant through-the-spindle option, KH-45 Series offers rapid rates to 74 m/min. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Precision Micro Machining Center handles small, complex features.

November 21, 2014

With linear motor-driven controlled axes, rigid machine structure, 40,000 rpm spindle, and 3- or 5-axis capabilities, YASDA YMC 430 Ver II suits micro milling applications, including roughing to finishing on hardened steel and other hard materials, and has symmetrical, H-shaped column. X-Y table has linear guideways and linear motor drive; X/Y/Z travels are, respectively, 16.5, 11.8, and 9.8 in.; and table work surface measures 23.6 x 13.8 in. Automatic tool changer holds 32 tools. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Hybrid Machine combines machining and additive manufacturing.

November 3, 2014

With additive capability, INTEGREX i-400AM HYBRID Multi-Tasking Machine enables manufacturers to generate/clad near-net-shape component features then complete them with finish machining operations. System melts metal powder using fiber laser heat then uses cladding heads to apply molten material layer by layer, each of which solidifies as desired shape grows. Machine provides -30/+210° B-axis movement in milling spindle, full C-axis contouring with turning spindle, and programmable NC tailstock. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Horizontal Machining Center handles challenging materials.

October 23, 2014

Equipped with 10,000 rpm, 50-taper direct-drive spindle, YASDA YBM 7Ti machines heat-resistant materials, such as titanium and Inconel. System has X, Y, Z travels of 49.2 x 39.4 x 43.3 in., respectively, with vertical rotation of 360° and horizontal rotation of ±100°. Positioning accuracy is ±0.0002 in. on X/Y/Z axes and ±1 sec (measured in degrees) on A/B rotary and tilting axis. Accommodating parts up to 24.8 in. dia x 19.7 in. in height, machine comes standard with FANUC FS31i-B5 control. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Machining Center achieves 23,000 rpm spindle speed.

October 3, 2014

Featuring optimized drive and spindle bearing components, BEX15 can be applied in axial and radial orientation and directly mounted to SUHNER slide assembly type UA15-PH or UA15-CNC. In this combination, various machining operations can be accomplished: milling or demanding drilling cycles, including jump or peck feed. Timing belt drive multiplies motor speed up to 13,050 rpm spindle speed, and AC-inverter drive increases spindle speed up to 23,000 rpm at 87 Hz. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Twin Spindle CNC Lathe offers 16 second production time.

October 2, 2014

Equipped with 11 kW spindle motor providing spindle speeds up to 4,500 rpm, Model MW120GTEX delivers rigidity and high-precision processing. Machine features 8 turret stations, 2-piece turret coupling, and twin independent gantries for optimized throughput. Location of Z-axis ballscrew is centered to optimize accuracy, while X-axis box guideway gives added rigidity. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

Modular 5-Axis Profiler reduces aerospace parts machining time.

October 1, 2014

Used to machine structural aluminum parts, Cincinnati XP carries 1–5 A/B-axis spindle heads in traveling-gantry or -table design to allow completion of up to 5 parts per cycle. Rail-type design allows any practical X-axis length for carrying multiple gantries and creating multiple work zones. Rotary axis feedrates to 2,400 dpm are complemented by matched feedrates of 1,000 ipm on X/Y/Z axes. Spindle configurations include 3 spindles with 1 or 2 m center distance or 5 with 1 m center distance. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools

High-Speed 4-Axis HMC has table with 1° indexing at 16.6 rpm.

September 26, 2014

In addition to 1.2 sec tool-to-tool change and 7 sec pallet change, Akari 450j offers 1 g or higher linear acceleration to 60 m/min rapid traverse and 20 m/min cutting feed for producing components within nominal 600 mm cube. Elements of construction include one-piece bed casting, THK heavy-duty roller guideways, and BIG Plus 22 kW, 40-taper, direct drive spindle with 30 bar through-tool coolant. Along with Fanuc M-Pro1 control, this 12.5 ton machine features 220-pocket tool magazine. Read More