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The Akari HS-450i 400/500-mm HMC features X-, Y- and Z-axis travels measuring 25.2" × 24.0" × 26.8" and a work envelope measuring 29.5" × 39.4". The machine is equipped with a 15,000-rpm, 30-hp BIG Plus spindle; an 80-tool ATC; a Fanuc 31i nano control; and 2,400 ipm rapid traverse rates. Using the six-pallet expansion kit, the flexible machine can start from a two-pallet machine with an 80-station tool changers and later expand to a six-pallet machine with a variety of tool storage capacities (120 and 220 tools as options).
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