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

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Multitasking Super NTY³ 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 capacity of 1.65 in. Fanuc 31iA CNC control provides nanometer resolution for smooth movement.

Original Press Release:

New 3-Turret Turning Center Dramatically Reduces Cycle Times

SUDBURY, MA - A new multitasking turning center from Nakamura-Tome offers 100% stock-on turning and machining that virtually eliminates lost productivity due to tool changes. The Super NTY³ has three turrets, each with a Y axis - all in a relatively small footprint (109.45"W x 77.6"D). It dramatically outperforms single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass complete turning/machining/finishing and reducing part cycle times.

The Super NTY³ offers multi-point machining with process integration, combining turning and milling capabilities in one machine. Its three 6000 RPM milling motors can simultaneously machine two flat surfaces (top and bottom) on one spindle and one surface on the other. Extremely rigid, each turret holds 12 driven or 24 stationary tools, for a maximum of 72 tool stations. Accelerating Y axes have travels of 2.44" (62 mm). Up to 29/20 HP is available for shaft/work turning with synchronized spindles (14.5/10 HP per spindle). The Super NTY³ has a maximum turning diameter of 6.89" (175 mm), a maximum turning length of 23.5" (588 mm), and bar capacity of 1.65" (42 mm).

The Super NTY³ features 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.

A leading supplier of precision machine tools and accessories for over 45 years, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., is the exclusive North American source for Nakamura-Tome turning centers, providing installation, applications support, training, parts, and service through a nationwide network of dealers.

For more information, contact: Scott McIver, Vice President, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405, www.methodsmachine.com.

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