Fryer Machine Systems offers the 5X series of five-axis machining centers. Designed for versatility, the machines combine three axes of motion with a two-axis articulating spindle. The head features a 22,000-rpm, liquid-cooled, 20-hp spindle that utilizes HSK 63 tooling. The A axis rotates a full 360 degrees, and the B axis incorporates 210 degrees of articulation.
The control unit is GE Fanuc’s 18i MB5, which features a RISC processor, rotary tool compensation and inverse time for the series. Designed for aerospace and large-part machining applications in which moving workpiece is not practical, the models range in size from 45" to 160" in X-axis travel.
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