Horizontal machining center supports flexible mounting of various fixtures

December 7, 2016

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the KIWA-Japan Triple H40 horizontal machining center with a column traverse structure. The machine can support flexible mounting of various fixtures and rotary tables based on the application.

The stationary table design enables long workpieces to be clamped firmly to the table, eliminating the back-and-forth action of moving parts with special guarding and allowing machining access to either ends of long workpieces. The machining area is 43.3 by 23.6 by 31.5 in. The XYZ-axis ball screws and roller guides are behind the XY-axis way covers.

The Z axis moves back and forth on the column, which helps ensure high rigidity of the spindle. The long-nosed spindle has six bearings for increased stability.

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