The Nakamura-Tome AS-200 multitasking turning center available from Methods Machine Tools features a single spindle, single turret in a heavy-duty, compact machine. The high-rigidity multitasking machine is equipped with a milling drive, high-speed C axis and 82-mm-stroke Y axis for accurate, finished parts. The Y axis also enables off-center turning, drilling and milling.
The turning tool measures 1.0" (25 mm), while the inside boring shank is 1.25" (32 mm). The machine’s standard spindle speed is 4,500 rpm, and a 7.5-hp milling motor on a 6,000-rpm, 12-station turret accommodates 24 tools. Maximum turning diameter is 13.4" (340 mm), while maximum turning length is 11.8" (300 mm).
The multitasking turning center also is equipped with a 10.4" high-resolution LCD panel and FANUC 0iTD controller. It also features the NT Nurse II System for operation, programming and production support; NT Work Navigator for workpiece setups; and overload detection via an air bag to reduce impact caused by machine collisions.
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This machine can run for a long time without any operator intervention, and users can machine finished parts from slug stock or cast blanks while achieving the same high productivity as if they were machining from barstock, the company says.