GF AgieCharmilles' five-axis HEM 500U features an optional Mikron handling system and Heidenhain control. The milling machine offers a 12,000-rpm spindle and 30-tool magazine said to provide a chip-to-chip time of 2 sec. for high speed, continuous milling operations. A 20,000-rpm spindle and 60-tool changer are also available. According to the company, the machine is well-suited for machining aluminum, alloy and steel parts.
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.