Incorporating a flexible manufacturing system, the Mycenter-HX400iF HMC from Kitamura Machinery features a 12-station flexible pallet container (FPC) system. According to the company, the center’s rigid construction; precision; intuitive controls; ability to move easily between difficult materials; and its ability for high speed production make it suited for lights-out production. The company’s multi-pallet systems enable manufacturers to incorporate an unmanned machining development process for a multitasking machine environment that optimizes up-time.
The center’s four-step geared spindle delivers high-torque and high speed for maximum machining flexibility. This makes it suitable for simultaneous four-axis machining of medium sized parts that require deep cuts on tough materials and fine finishing capabilities. With a maximum workpiece size of 26.5 × 37.8" and a table load capacity of 880 lbs., it is said to offer the size, rigidity, construction and accuracy necessary for multi-part tombstone fixturing as well as complex multi-angle, medium- to large-part machining.