Double-column machining center reduces number of setups

June 26, 2013

Okuma America Corp. has introduced the MCR-A5CII double-column machining center. With its multiple heads, the unit can machine all five sides of a part from a single setup. According to the company, tasks that require five to six setups on a vertical machining center can be accomplished in two to three setups on the new machine.

The compact unit features double-column construction, compact auto-loading/unloading attachments, and a THINC® OSP P300 CNC. It comes equipped with the company's Thermo-Friendly Concept, which helps stabilize thermal deformation, shortens warm-up times, and reduces the need for dimensional correction during production, the manufacturer states.