The company has equipped the C 600 U machining center with a NC-swiveling rotary table that is 280 mm in diameter. The new table design features a swiveling range of 230 degrees, which improves positioning and machining times in five-axis and five-side machining.
Using a planetary gear and a driveshaft, the A axis has been modified and outfitted with a peripheral spur wheel to achieve the range of ± 115 degrees. According to the company, modifications made to the gantry design of the machine and the swiveling rotary table, in addition to relocating the C axis drive, allows for operational freedom in the work area.
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Methods Machine Tools has expanded its Feeler line to include the gantry-style U-800 five-axis machining center, designed for versatile high-precision machining of large, heavy parts.