Methods Multitasking Center Features Single-Spindle, Single-Turret

Originally titled 'Multitasking Center Features Single-Spindle, Single-Turret'

Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome AS-200 multitasking turning center features a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine, the company says.

Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome AS-200 multitasking turning center features a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine, the company says. The standard package is equipped with a powerful milling drive, with a high-speed, C axis and 82-mm-stroke Y axis for accurate, finished parts. 

Standard spindle speed is 4,500 rpm. A 7.5-hp milling motor on a 6,000 rpm, 12-station turret with ½ indexing provides 24-tool capacity. Maximum turning diameter is 13.4” (340 mm) and maximum turning length is 11.8” (300 mm). The turning tool is 1.0” (25 mm), and the inside boring shank is 1.25” (32 mm). The Y axis enables turning, drilling and milling off center on the multitasking center.         

The AS-200 features a 10.4" high-resolution LCD panel, which works in conjunction with the Fanuc 0iTD controller. The NT Nurse II System, NT Work Navigator and Overload Detection are standard on the AS-200. NT Nurse II is comprehensive software that provides user-friendly operation, programming and production support. NT Work Navigator facilitates part setups with no fixtures required. And for safety, the AS-200 has overload detection via an airbag, which is designed to reduce any impact because of machine collision.

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