Kitamura Machinery of USA, Inc.
78 E Century Dr.
Wheeling, IL 60090 US
A Message from Kitamura Machinery of USA, Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
Multitasking HMC Performs Multiple Operations
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX250iG is a compact, high-speed HMC featuring rapid traverse rates of 2,362 ipm and is able to drill, mill, bore, tap, thread and turn light- to heavy-duty materials on a single machine.
People are Part of the Process for Machining Inconel
A Tacoma shop describes its winning strategy for efficient machining of Inconel. That strategy includes careful choices of cutting tools and cutting parameters. It also includes a healthy breakfast.
March 2015 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
Click through this slideshow for HMCs, VMCs, multitasking centers and more.
VMC Offers Large Work Envelope within Compact Design
Kitamura Machinery’s high-capacity Mycenter-3XD vertical machining center is designed to save space while offering a larger work envelope.
December 2014 Product Spotlight Slideshow: Machining Centers
View the December slideshow to see some of the latest vertical, horizontal and five-axis machining centers.
HMC Offers Flexibility in Cutting Capabilities
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX500G horizontal machining center, part of the company’s G series of machining centers, is designed for medium to large parts that require flexibility in cutting capabilities.
Reducing Setups With Automated Pallet Systems
Wouldn’t it be great to set up a pallet once and then be done with it? Automated pallet systems help companies recover time lost to repeat setups for recurring part orders.
HMC Offers Two Spindle Configurations
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX500G horizontal machining center provides flexible cutting capabilities for medium to large-sized parts.
Kitamura Celebrates 80 Years
The machining center supplier has been in business since 1933.
VMC Provides Flexibility for Job Shop Environments
Kitamura’s Mycenter-4XD high-capacity vertical machining center is designed for flexible job shop operations.
Compact HMC Offers Accuracy for Small Parts
Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX250G horizontal machining center (HMC) is designed for medium- and long-run small parts that require high accuracy and productivity.
The Big Step Up
A small shop added two new machines, each of which is more advanced than any of the previous machine tools the company has used. One of the co-owners committed to the work of bringing both of these machines fully into service. Here is the shop’s experience so far.
HMC Designed for Tough Cuts in Large Parts
Kitamura’s Mycenter-HX800iL HMC is designed for heavy-duty, large-part precision machining.
VMC Provides High Accuracy
Kitamura’s Mycenter-3XG VMC offers positioning accuracy measuring ±0.000079" and repeatability of ±0.000039". All mounted surfaces requiring assembly are hand scraped to provide full surface contact and proper alignment for long-term reliability, peak performance and accuracy, the company says.The machining center’s thick walls and ribbed box-type, Meehanite-cast construction, coupled with solid box guide ways on the X, Y and Z axes, are designed to ensure quality and rigidity.
Machining Center Offers Flexibility for Multi-Angle Machining
The Kitamura Mycenter-HX400iF features simultaneous full fourth-axis machining capabilities and a solid boxway construction.
HMC Reduces Setup Time On Low-Volume Jobs
Producing parts right the first time is especially important for a job shop that pays as much as $10,000 for raw material. Although complex geometries and tight delivery schedules initially made this challenging, a four-axis HMC with pallet changer allowed faster setups and unattended production.
HMC Reduces Cycle Time On Large Parts
Despite using Kitamura machining centers with great effect, this shop didn’t have a big enough machine to accommodate its largest jobs without a time-consuming, labor-intensive process. That is, until Kitamura released the MyCenter HX1000i, an HMC large enough for the company’s biggest jobs that maintains the features it likes most about other machines from the same builder.
Machining Center For Lights-Out Production
Incorporating a flexible manufacturing system, the Mycenter-HX400iF HMC from Kitamura Machinery features a 12-station flexible pallet container (FPC) system. According to the company, the center’s rigid construction; precision; intuitive controls; ability to move easily between difficult materials; and its ability for high speed production make it suited for lights-out production. The company’s multi-pallet systems enable manufacturers to incorporate an unmanned machining development process for a multitasking machine environment that optimizes up-time.
Kitamura Expansion Coincides With 75th Anniversary
Kitamura Machinery, a manufacturer of horizontal, vertical and five-axis machining centers, has announced that it is expanding its manufacturing facility in Takoaka City, Japan, from its current 171,300 square feet to 208,000 square feet. The company says this expansion will support production of larger-size, high
Family owned and operated, Kitamura Machinery has been developing state-of-the-art machine tools since 1933. Machining center manufacture became our mainstay in 1971 as we saw growth in this segment for future generations. Today, as a result of our original technologies and a reputation for high reliability, Kitamura has a full line of "Mycenter"-Vertical, Horizontal and 5-Axis Machining Centers sold to a customer base throughout 52 countries Worldwide. 80+ years of Inception, Invention and Innovation.
Kitamura - The Premier Machining Center
Kitamura - The Premier Machining Center
FAST and FLEXIBLE, TRUE 500mm HORIZONTAL MACHINING!
Manufactured in Japan with hand scraping production techniques, the Mycenter-HX500G offers up a host of Kitamura stand-out features such as solid box way construction with world's fastest 2,362ipm rapid feedrates, twin ballscrews and motors in the X & Y axes and linear scale feedback on all axes for optimum stability and ultra-high accuracies of ±0.000079” full stroke, ±0.000039” repeatability.
The Mycenter-HX500G is unique in that it is available in two spindle configurations, giving you the choice of #40 or #50 taper, making it the ideal cutting vehicle for both lighter duty aluminum applications and those that require a heavier, more robust spindle for higher level accuracy, exotic part processing. The #40, 20,000rpm 4-step geared, dual contact spindle offers super high speeds for high end, fine finish cutting requirements. Equally impressive is the #50, 12,000rpm 4-step geared, dual contact spindle, utilizing 432.2 ft•lbs of cutting torque for heavy duty part machining. The energy efficient geared spindle design demonstrates savings of between 40% and 50% in Kilowatt hours for increased productivity and savings. HSK spindle designs are now an available option.
World's fastest rapid feedrates of 2,362ipm on solid box ways are by far the fastest in class and boost overall work throughput. A standard 2-station APC is field expandable and is coupled with full 360 degree 4th axis capability with rotary scale meaning faster, more accurate production per pallet load.
A 50 tool “fixed pot” automatic tool changer is standard with upgrade capabilities of up to 200 tools in the field.
Recently awarded the 43rd prize for the Machine Industry Design, Kitamura’s G-Series Machining Centers are evidence of the company’s continual pursuit of excellence in industrial development and a statement of dedication in design and manufacture within the machine tool industry.