Turn/Mill Center promotes productivity via reduced downtime.

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Combining turning and milling capabilities in one machine, Super NTY3 Jumbo systems virtually eliminate downtime due to tool changes. There are 3 turrets, each with Y axis, that enable one-pass complete turning/machining/finishing. Controlled via Fanuc 31iA CNC with nanometer resolution, systems feature 10 in. chuck on left and right spindles and offer bar capacities up to 3.15 in. on left and 2.8 in. on right. Room is provided for swing and turning diameter of up to 12.8 in.

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Methods Introduces Larger Capacity 3-Turret Multitasking Turning Centers For Increased Productivity

Nakamura-Tome Super NTY3 is Now Available in "Jumbo" Systems.

SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. - Methods Machine Tools Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, has announced today that the Super NTY3 Multitasking Turn / Mill Machining Center from Nakamura-Tome is available in larger capacity "Jumbo" stations. The new Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature a 10 inch (254 mm) chuck on the left and right spindles and offer large bar capacities up to 3.15 inches (80mm) on the left and 2.8 inches (71mm) on the right. Ample room is provided for a big swing and a large turning diameter up to 12.8 inches (325mm).

Like the Super NTY3, the Jumbo systems offer multi-point machining with process integration, combining turning and milling capabilities in one machine. Offering 100% stock-on turning and machining, the systems virtually eliminate lost productivity due to tool changes. The Super NTY3 Jumbo has three turrets, each with a Y axis, dramatically outperforming single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass complete turning / machining / finishing and reducing part cycle times.

"With the introduction of the Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems, we are now able to provide our customers with a multitasking solution that adds increased capacities and maintains the decreased cycle times provided in the Super NTY3," said Mr. Richard Parenteau, Director of Applications Development and Nakamura-Tome Product Manager, Methods Machine Tools Inc.

The Jumbo Systems are available in two models including the NTY3 Jumbo Super Mill 16 Station Turret (90mm) System and the NTY3 Jumbo Standard 12 Station Turret (100mm) Station. Each model offers extremely rigid turrets with different configurations - the 16 Station Super Mill features 48 milling stations and the 12 Station Standard System provides ½ indexing for 72 stations. Both systems offer 10 / 5 HP and 40 Nm torque and feature accelerating Y-axis total travels of + / - 2.16 inches (54.9mm) or 4.33 inches (110mm). The systems offer either 3,000 or 6,000 RPM milling motors which can simultaneously machine two flat surfaces (top and bottom) on one spindle and one surface on the other. Up to 35/30 HP left and right spindles are available for shaft/work turning. The 12 Station Standard System offers compatible tooling with the current Nakamura WT-300 and TW-20 models.

The Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature the Fanuc 31iA CNC control with nanometer resolution for smooth movement and improved accuracy. Overload detection and NT Nurse programming / monitoring software are also standard, as is NT Work Navigator (torque-type) software, which further reduces costs by eliminating the need for positioning jigs and fixtures.

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has been a leading supplier of precision machine tools and accessories for 50 years, providing installation, parts, service, and training through a network of dealers throughout North America. Methods Machine Tools Inc. is the exclusive U.S. and Mexico importer of Nakamura-Tome machines.

For more information about Methods Machine Tools Inc., please contact: Mr. Scott McIver, Chairman & Vice President of Product Development, 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388 x506, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email: sales@methodsmachine.com or visit their website at www.methodsmachine.com.

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