Five-Axis Spindle Attachment

The M5414 five-axis programmable head attachment installs in virtually any three-axis CNC milling center to provide simultaneous five-axis machining capability. The attachment is suited for applications in the mold, aerospace, specialty automotive and energy industries as well as for instrument manufacturers that require five-axis simultaneous and positioning motion. The attachment features an upgraded spindle with high-precision bearings, which are designed to increase rigidity and deliver a smooth surface finish.

New Product From: 2/11/2009 Modern Machine Shop
The M5414 five-axis programmable head attachment installs in virtually any three-axis CNC milling center to provide simultaneous five-axis machining capability. The attachment is suited for applications in the mold, aerospace, specialty automotive and energy industries as well as for instrument manufacturers that require five-axis simultaneous and positioning motion.

The attachment features an upgraded spindle with high-precision bearings, which are designed to increase rigidity and deliver a smooth surface finish. Its upgraded worm gears offer improved accuracy over previous models. The attachment includes an Inpro spindle seal that virtually eliminates potential spindle contamination.

Designed to accommodate complex machining including full five-axis profiling, contouring, slots and holes, the attachment’s sturdy holding fixture enables an installation time of less than 30 minutes, the company says. The attachment’s construction uses A2 tool steel in the drive block and main bevel gears and 17-4 stainless steel in the spindle and worm gear housing. High speed options are achieved through either a mechanical speeder or an innovative pneumatic spindle that does not lose torque or rpm under load and uses clean, oil-free compressed air that eliminates oil drip from the spindle. High speed spindle options offer 20,000- to 50,000-rpm capabilities.

The attachment provides access to virtually all points within the hemisphere of the machine’s work envelope and is available with a postprocessor that is designed to work with most five-axis-capable CAM software products and five-axis-capable CNCs, the company says.
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