Sugino Corporation’s Self-Center H15 and H15B HMCs are especially useful for high precision milling, drilling, tapping and boring of small to medium size parts in aluminum, cast iron and carbon steel such as brake, engine and transmission components. The HMCs feature BT30 high-pressure, coolant-through spindles with maximum speeds as high as 15,000 rpm and 20,000 rpm, respectively.
Specifically designed for saving space and energy, the H15 sits within a compact 4.5 ft. × 9 ft. (1,375 mm × 2,750 mm) footprint, while the H15B is even more compact with a 3.5 ft. × 9 ft. (1,020 mm × 2,690 mm) footprint, using up to 25 percent less space and energy.
Additionally, these HMCs provide a work area of 11.81 inches × 13.78 inches by 13.78 inches (300 mm × 350 mm × 350 mm), accommodating a weight as high as 770 lbs (350 kg) for the H15, and a work area of 7.87 inches × 7.87 inches x 7.87 inches (200 mm × 200 mm × 200 mm), accommodating a weight up to 1,100 lbs (500 kg) for the H15B.
Editor PickWhy the Surge in HMCs?
Spending on horizontal machining centers is forecast to reach its highest level in more than a decade. Small shops in particular are buying these machines. A shop I recently visited illustrates the reason.