KME CNC’s standard five-axis tombstone for HMCs comes with four platters or can be customized, based on customer needs, to include as many as eight to 12 platters. This configuration enables the user to machine multiple five-axis jobs in a single set up. Operations on each of the five-axis platters can be performed independently or simultaneously. For instance, a custom tombstone with eight platters will have its platters working simultaneously or independently, giving it the ability to share tools with eight different parts, thus reducing tool changes. All that is required is one M-Code, no matter the number of indexers involved. The harmonic drive technology enables ± 5 arcsecond repeatability, the company says. The company guarantees zero backlash for 10,000 hrs. of operation.
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