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The new five-axis tombstone from KME brings five-axis machining to three- and four-axis machining centers. It features a rigid direct-drive gear with a high torque servomotor to enhance accuracy and repeatability. Each drive is driven independently by a four-axis control box, which means that four of the same part or four different parts can be machined at the same time. The standard tombstone comes with four drives on one side; however, custom configurations can be made to customer specifications.
The cable management system inside the machining envelope includes an automatic coupling system for use in a multi-pallet pool application. The system automatically couples with the tombstone and identifies it via a simple M-code function.
In addition to the tombstone, the company’s indexers and trunnion are also available for access across multiple sides and difficult cutting angles of parts. The NDX-135 Indexer is rigid and compact, weighing 39.8 pounds. The TRN-135 is a fifth-axis trunnion that features a high torque direct drive on the tilting axis and three independent rotary axis drives. Similar to the tombstone design, each drive is driven independently by the four-axis control box.
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