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Maier Commitment, Product and Presence is Expanded in North America

Maier Commitment, Product and Presence is Expanded in North America

New product development, sales and support to provide users enhanced, innovative precision turning solutions. Sudbury, MA USA (October 8, 2007) - Methods Machine Tools has recently ratcheted up efforts to market Maier, a leading German manufacturer of precision Swiss-type turning centers, throughout North America via an expanded, innovative product offering, new sales management and dedicated...

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Machinery & Machining Tools

Turning Center features 3 turrets, each with Y axis.

Combining turning and milling operations, Super NTY3 features three 6,000 rpm milling motors that can simultaneously machine 2 flat surfaces on one spindle and one surface on the other. Each turret holds 12 driven or 24 stationary tools. Accelerating Y axes have travels of 2.44 in., and up to 29/20 hp is available for shaft/work turning with synchronized spindles. Super NTY3 has max turning...

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System allows for profiling of PCD tools on wire EDM.
Controls & Controllers

System allows for profiling of PCD tools on wire EDM.

Consisting of programming/probing/cutting software, microfinish power supply/generator, Hirschmann rotary axis, Renishaw probe, and tool clamping system, PCD Edge(TM) System enables users to design tool edge contours on CAD systems. Software provides input masks to facilitate parameter selection, program simulation, design modification, and verification. Rotary axis and software permit adjustment...

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Turning Center enables 1-pass turning/machining/finishing.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Turning Center enables 1-pass turning/machining/finishing.

Multitasking Super NTYÂ-³ features 3 turrets, each with Y-axis, all in 109.45 x 77.6 in. footprint. Three 6,000 rpm milling motors can simultaneously machine 2 flat surfaces on one spindle and 1 surface on other. Each turret holds 12 driven or 24 stationary tools, for max of 72 tool stations. Super NTY³ has max turning diameter of 6.89 in., max turning length of 23.5 in., and bar...

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Turning Center accommodates larger parts.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Turning Center accommodates larger parts.

Super NTJX multitasking turning center incorporates Fanuc 31iA CNC control and features more than 12 milling/turning combinations through 2 spindle motors. Generating 34.9 hp (8000 rpm) and 24.8 hp (6000 rpm) on left and right spindles, NTJX is capable of synchronized shaft/work turning with turning dia of 9.65 in.,turning length of 42.91 in., and bar capacity of 2 in. Forty-station servo-driven...

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Vertical Machining Center employs Fanuc 31i-A5 CNC.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Vertical Machining Center employs Fanuc 31i-A5 CNC.

With feedrates to 1,181 ipm and rapid traverses to 2,125 ipm, 30-taper E Series RoboDrill is suited for drilling and tapping, milling, boring, and deburring. It comes with 14- or 21-station tool changer and choice of 5/7.5 hp, 10,000 rpm or 2/5 hp, 24,000 rpm spindle. Featuring thermal compensation and HRV control, unit delivers positioning accuracy of 0.0002 in. and repeatability of ±...

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Pallet-Changer System offers repeatability of ±0.0002 in.
Material Handling & Storage

Pallet-Changer System offers repeatability of ±0.0002 in.

Designed for use with RoboDrill machining center, RoboDrill PC-2 employs dual pallet system that allows part loading or fixture changes on one pallet while machining is under way on second pallet. Pallets, up to 27.5 x 15.3 in., accommodate load capacities to 220 lb, and pallet-change time is 6.3 sec. Suited for low- to medium-volume production of short cycle parts, unit can be used as fixture...

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Production Cell is suited for high-speed operations.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Production Cell is suited for high-speed operations.

Suited for unattended machining, Fanuc RoboCell(TM) combines multi-axis robotic loading and unloading with ability to stage enough small parts for entire shift. System, comprised of Fanuc 30-taper RoboDrill E Series VMC and Fanuc 5- or 6-axis robot, is suited for drilling, tapping, and milling. It features 2,125 ipm traverses rates; 0.9 sec tool changes; and 6 sec load/unload times. Included...

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Vertical Machining Center cuts graphite EDM electrodes.
Communication Systems & Equipment

Vertical Machining Center cuts graphite EDM electrodes.

Featuring 1,000 cfm Torrit dust collector, fully enclosed TrodeMaster(TM) CNC uses 30-taper tooling and offers 3D contouring capabilities. It features feedrates to 2,125 ipm, accelerations of 1.5 G or more, 24,000 rpm Big Plus(TM) spindle, and 0.9 sec tool changes. Machine includes AI Contour Control II with 1,000 block look-ahead, jerk control, and 0.4 ms block processing speed. Spindle HRV...

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CNC Turning Center provides turning and milling in one setup.
Machinery & Machining Tools

CNC Turning Center provides turning and milling in one setup.

Multi-tasking Super NTJ is capable of 9-axis machining with simultaneous 4+4 axis control. It features 5,000 rpm, 20 hp left-side spindle; 5,000 rpm, 15 hp right-side spindle; and dodecogonal 24-station lower turret. B-axis turret is capable of angular positioning to ±91° from horizontal, eliminating need for angular work holders. Upper and lower turrets have max rotating tool speeds...

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