Sugino’s Xion II-5-AX is a compact, high speed, five-axis machining center that only requires approximately 21 square feet of floor space. The company says this is half of the room taken up by traditional five-axis machining centers. The machine is designed for complex, small-parts machining applications primarily for the mold and medical industries. It features a 40,000-rpm spindle and a two-axis, trunion-style rotary table that uses a direct-drive motor. The machine offers 300 × 300 × 300 mm of X-, Y- and Z-axis travel and tool-to-tool change time of 2 seconds. A Siemens 840D control is standard.
Editor PickFive-Axis Machine’s Gantry, U-Shaped Base, Column Increase Rigidity
Methods Machine Tools has expanded its Feeler line to include the gantry-style U-800 five-axis machining center, designed for versatile high-precision machining of large, heavy parts.