Press Release Summary:
Able to machine steel without compromising rigidity, FH-SX incorporates spindle with double driving force on Y axis, with ballscrew and motor on each side. Column supports spindle's cutting power and maintains accuracy in hard, ferrous materials, and included software has automatic compensation to protect against thermal growth in ballscrew. Offered in 550 or 630 mm pallet sizes, machine has table load capacity of 2,860 lb and 40 hp, 15,000 rpm spindle option.
Original Press Release:
New FH-SX Series HMC Delivers High Torque and Rigidity
Arlington Heights, IL - Toyoda introduces the new FH-SX horizontal machining center at the Midwest APEX, Sept 13-15, in Novi, MI. The new SX model is designed to provide the cutting power of a boxway machine with 20 percent faster feed rates. Features include a newly designed column and high-torque spindle to speed through steel without compromising rigidity.
The SX Series machines have a 40 horsepower, 6,000 rpm spindle. The high-performance spindle has double the driving force on the Y axis, with a ballscrew and motor on each side of the spindle. The SX Series software has automatic compensation to protect against thermal growth in the ballscrew. Thus, the integrity of the ballscrew is not compromised by internal cooling mechanisms.
The SX column is redesigned to support the spindle's cutting power, maintain accuracy in hard ferrous materials, and maximize tool life and performance. The new machines are available with 550 mm or 630 mm pallet sizes. The table load capacity is 2,860 lbs.
For a wider range of applications, a 40 horsepower, 15,000 rpm spindle option is available. This allows for easy changeover between light and heavy materials to stay competitive in today's fluctuating manufacturing market.
"Toyoda will continue to offer boxway machines," says Tim Leoni, Toyoda's Director of Sales. "The new SX Series bridges a gap between boxway and high speed HMCs for customers machining a wide range of materials, or who want to get faster cycle times machining steel."
Toyoda Machinery is one of the largest machine tool manufacturers worldwide. Toyoda is an engineering-driven company that builds, supplies and services flexible machining systems, horizontal machining centers and grinding machines. Toyoda Machinery headquarters is located in Arlington Heights, IL. The Automotive & Special Machines Division is located in Detroit, MI. For more information call 847-506-2488 or visit www.toyoda.com.