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The compact Kiwa-Japan KH-41 HMC is 60.2" (1,530-mm) wide and can handle a variety of workpieces, providing an ideal entry-level factory automation solution, the company says.
The HMC has a full rotary B axis and can be installed in the same space as a vertical machine. With a 400-mm pallet machine, the HMC can accommodate workpieces as large as 21.7" × 33.5".
The machine design emphasizes maximum space utilization, rigidity and speed, the company says. The drum-style ATC is said to provide speed, accuracy, rigidity and reduced cycle time. Acceleration of 1G is standard on all axes.
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