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MAG’s HMC 1250 series is now offered with a 180,000-position, A-axis tilt spindle to allow five-axis machining of large parts for aerospace, energy and other heavy industries. The 6,000-rpm, 61.6-hp tilt spindle is one of many headstock selections available for this machine. Major components, including the column and X- and Z-axis beds, are made of cast ductile iron. The 1,250- × 1,600-mm pallets, headstock and rotary table housings are gray cast iron. Modular design provides a range of machine travels, 60- to 120-tool ATC magazines and two control choices. Maximum table capacity is 15,400 lbs while linear scale feedback in X, Y and Z axes provide positioning accuracy of 8 microns and repeatability of 5 microns.
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A small shop describes the efficiency gains it is seeing now that it has a horizontal machining center instead of solely verticals. One of the shop’s leaders talks through processing of parts then and now.