Turning Center features single-spindle, single-turret design.

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Featuring 5 ft, 6 in. x 5 ft, 6 in. footprint, Nakamura-Tome AS-200 Multitasking Turning Center combines milling drive, high-speed C-axis, and 82 mm stroke Y-axis to produce accurate finished parts. Standard spindle speed is 4,500 rpm. System's 7.5 hp milling motor on 6,000 rpm, 12-station turret with ½ indexing provides 24-tool capacity. Equipped with 10.4 in. LCD panel which works with Fanuc 0iTD controller, machine offers max turning diameter of 13.4 in. and max turning length of 11.8 in.

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Methods Machine Tools Introduces Economical Single Spindle, Single Turret Multitasking Turning Center

New, Compact Nakamura AS-200 Offers High Rigidity & Excellent Value — Ideal for Entry Level Multitasking.

SUDBURY, MA. U.S.A. — Today, Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine for exceptional value.  The standard package is well equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a high-speed C-Axis and 82 mm stroke Y-Axis for accurate, finished parts.  (http://www.methodsmachine.com/)

“The new Nakamura AS-200 offers the quality our customers expect from Methods and Nakamura at a very competitive price point – it is an excellent solution for shops that want to get into multitasking,” said Mr. Richard Parenteau, Director of Application Development at Methods Machine Tools, Inc.   “The AS-200 features high rigidity multitasking for accurate machining at a superb value.”

Standard spindle speed is 4,500 RPM.  A 7.5 hp milling motor on a 6,000 RPM, 12-station turret with ½ indexing provides 24-tool capacity.  Maximum turning diameter is 13.4 inches (340 mm) and maximum turning length is 11.8 inches (300mm).   The turning tool is 1.0 inch (25 mm) and the inside boring shank is 1.25 inches (32 mm).  The Y-Axis enables turning, drilling and milling off center on the new Nakamura AS-200 multitasking center.         

Providing very high rigidity, the AS-200 is a heavy weight machine at 7,055 lbs (3,200 kg).  At the same time, it is a compact machine at (5 feet 6 inches) 1,650 mm x (5 feet 6 inches) 1,600 mm, the smallest in its class for floor space.

The AS-200 features a 10.4" high-resolution LCD panel which works in conjunction with the latest Fanuc 0iTD controller to give a high degree of functionality, coupled with fast processing speeds. For easy-to-use and reliable support, the NT Nurse II System, NT Work Navigator and Overload Detection are standard on the AS-200.  NT Nurse II is comprehensive software that provides user-friendly operation, programming and production support.  NT Work Navigator facilitates easy part set-ups with no fixtures required.  And for safety, the AS-200 has overload detection via an airbag which greatly reduces any impact due to machine collision.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has been a leading supplier of precision machine tools, automation and accessories for over 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. importer of Nakamura-Tome machines.

For more information, please contact Methods at 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email:  sales@methodsmachine.com or visit their website at http://www.methodsmachine.com

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