The Kern Micro five-axis vertical machining center from Kern Precision is suitable for machining nanoscale to large-sized parts. It can accommodate workpieces ranging to 350 mm in diameter and 220 mm in height within a compact footprint. According to the company, the machining center provides accuracy ranging to ±0.5 microns, with achievable workpiece accuracy ranging to ±2 microns, delivering high repeatability for reliable and productive operation.
The machine’s workpiece palletization system features a System 3R Macro Mangum or Erowa Power automatic chuck as a pallet receiver. The tool cabinet with quick-change pallet can hold more than 200 tools. The machining center also is equipped with an automatic laser tool measuring system, a workpiece probing system and a temperature-control system for maintaining accuracy.
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Standard machine equipment includes a Big Plus CT40 spindle, 15,000-rpm direct-coupled spindle with oil chiller, coolant chip flush system, three color stack light, 24-tool swing-arm ATC, through-ballscrew chiller and preparation for through-spindle coolant (with rotary union).