Mitsui Seiki’s Vertex 550-5X is suited for medical applications involving rotating shoulder and hip joints, as well as surgical tools. The machine features a new casting design; and a custom gear drive system for the A and C rotary axes, which provides high speed radial performance—30 rpm (A) and 50 rpm (C).
The trunnion tilt axis (A) now has an ample dual-side support construction that is designed to further enhance rigidity. In addition, the linear axes move the spindle only; the motion of the workpiece is by the rotary axes only. According to the company, these features offer improved control of machine dynamics.
Specifications include a 7' ×11' (2,000 mm × 3,300 mm footprint and an XYZ axes work envelope of 21.6" × 23.6" × 17.7" (550 mm × 600 mm × 450 mm). All three move at 1,890 ipm.
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