Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
Methods Machine Tools, Inc.
65 Union Ave.
Sudbury, MA 01776 US
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The Super NTMX is the world's first system to offer dual 24-tool ATC magazines, a unique design to simplify complex multitasking machining. Full 5-axis milling capability via a Fanuc 31iA5 Control provides high precision and accuracy for manufacturing complex contoured components, including medical, aerospace and more, in large or small volume production. The design of the dual 24-tool ATC magazines, including one for the left spindle and one for the right, enables tools to be separated from a central magazine and placed on the side closer to where they will be used. If 24 tools are insufficient for one side operations or the operator wants to use the same tool for similar operations on both spindles, tools may be used from the left magazine on the right spindle or the right magazine on the left spindle. Further, the programming or process is completely up to the operator and can be easily, fully optimized. The new system offers several features for simplified operations, including easy access and faster set-up via the front location of the ATC Magazines and an easy-to-operate tool spindle. Faster tool changing is provided with the ability to change the inserts without stopping the machine. Minimal programming and checking via the Fanuc control make the Super NTMX easy-to-operate. And for increased profile milling accuracy, the tool spindle gage line is very close to the center of rotation. The Super NTMX includes one lower turret with a 12 station bolt-on turret with index capabilities for a total of 24 available tools. The turret enables turning, drilling, boring, grooving and threading. The dual 24-tool ATC magazines offer a maximum 48-tool capacity. The system provides a left and right spindle with speeds up to 5,000 RPM at 15 / 10 HP, and a 6 inch (150mm) chuck and 2 inch (51mm) bar capacity. A tool spindle is featured at 10 / 5 HP with speeds up to 12,000 RPM. The distance between the spindles is 38.58 inches (980mm) with a maximum turning diameter of 7.67 (195mm) inches and a maximum turning length of 30.70 inches (780mm). The system is offered in a 102 sq. ft. footprint with dimensions (W x L x H) 112.4" (2,855mm) x 132" (3,353mm) 106.2" (2,697mm). The Super NTMX weighs 31,972 lbs (14,500 kg). For more information about Methods Machine Tools Inc., please contact: Mr. Scott McIver, Chairman & Vice President of Product Development, 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388 x506, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email: email@example.com
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The RoboDrill Med Cell is a complete pre-engineered, fully-integrated production machining cell which automates loading and unloading of medical device parts. The reliable FANUC RoboDrill Machining Center is at the core of the system. The Med Cell has full 5-axis machining capability and is ideal for medical machining applications including short run production of parts in a variety of materials from stainless steel to titanium. The attractively priced, compact Med Cell is designed for simple installation, fast setups and changeovers, operator safety and production flexibility. Featuring an integrated macro chuck, the Med Cell enables different parts to be mounted on the same universal chuck base for maximum versatility. The Med Cell is easily configured to handle virtually any part that will fit in its 6" vise or chuck. The workpiece is pallet mounted, ensuring that parts remain perfectly aligned when moved through other production operations. The Med Cell incorporates a compact, custom engineered drop trunnion rotary table that positions the table faceplate close to the RoboDrill table surface, providing increased rigidity and enhanced accuracy. With a fully integrated FANUC 6-axis robot, the Med Cell automates loading / unloading and minimizes or eliminates a long list of production problems. The high-speed 6-axis FANUC LR Mate 200iC Robot comes complete with grippers, a teaching pendant, and several easily customizable programs. The package also includes fully-interfaced inbound and outbound conveyors and guarding that are customized to receive the integrated macro chuck, for full lights-out automation. The heart of the Med Cell is the RoboDrill Vertical Machining Center which is designed for years of continuous, full 5-axis machining via powerful CAMplete software (optional) for today’s exotic materials and designs. RoboDrill offers a 14-tool (or optional 21-tool) tool changer, 10,000 or 24,000 RPM spindle, torque to 56 ft-lbs, rigid tapping to 5,000 RPM (8,000 RPM optional), accelerations (in X, Y, and Z axes) to 1.5 G, rapid traverses to 2,125 IPM, feed rates to 1,181 IPM (2,362 IPM optional), high-speed reverse tapping, thread milling, 1,000 registerable programs, and 54 work offsets. In addition, the industry-standard FANUC 31i control is operator-friendly and easy to use. The Med Cell can also be modified for use in turning applications in conjunction with a Nakamura CNC lathe. An optional graphite machining package is also available, and a vision system can also be added to identify parts of differing sizes. For more information, please contact Mr. Steve Bond, National Sales Manager, RoboDrill, RoboCut and EDM Products, 65 Union Avenue, Sudbury, MA 01776, TEL: (978) 443-5388, FAX: (978) 440-9405, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.methodsmachine.com
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The Super NTY3 Multitasking Turn / Mill Machining Center from Nakamura-Tome is now available in larger capacity “Jumbo” stations. The new Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature a 10 inch (254 mm) chuck on the left and right spindles and offer large bar capacities up to 3.15 inches (80mm) on the left and 2.8 inches (71mm) on the right. Ample room is provided for a big swing and a large turning diameter up to 12.8 inches (325mm). Like the Super NTY3, the Jumbo systems offer multi-point machining with process integration, combining turning and milling capabilities in one machine. Offering 100% stock-on turning and machining, the systems virtually eliminate lost productivity due to tool changes. The Super NTY3 Jumbo has three turrets, each with a Y axis, dramatically outperforming single-tool multitasking machines, allowing one-pass complete turning / machining / finishing and reducing part cycle times. The Jumbo Systems are available in two models including the NTY3 Jumbo Super Mill 16 Station Turret (90mm) System and the NTY3 Jumbo Standard 12 Station Turret (100mm) Station. Each model offers extremely rigid turrets with different configurations - the 16 Station Super Mill features 48 milling stations and the 12 Station Standard System provides ½ indexing for 72 stations. Both systems offer 10 / 5 HP and 40 Nm torque and feature accelerating Y-axis total travels of + / - 2.16 inches (54.9mm) or 4.33 inches (110mm). The systems offer either 3,000 or 6,000 RPM milling motors which can simultaneously machine two flat surfaces (top and bottom) on one spindle and one surface on the other. Up to 35/30 HP left and right spindles are available for shaft/work turning. The 12 Station Standard System offers compatible tooling with the current Nakamura WT-300 and TW-20 models. The Super NTY3 Jumbo Systems feature the Fanuc 31iA CNC control with nanometer resolution for smooth movement and improved accuracy. Overload detection and NT Nurse programming / monitoring software are also standard, as is NT Work Navigator (torque-type) software, which further reduces costs by eliminating the need for positioning jigs and fixtures. For more information about Methods Machine Tools Inc., please contact: Mr. Scott McIver, Chairman & Vice President of Product Development,
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March 2014 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This slideshow features the machining centers we cover in the Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our March issue.
Methods Machine Tools Adds Maruka
The company has added a new dealer as well as a product manager for its Yasda line.
VMCs Equipped with High-Speed Processing Control
The FANUC D21 RoboDrill series of vertical machining centers from Methods Machine Tools features a FANUC 31iB control for FSSB high-speed processing.
Methods Names Service Manager
The new manager will oversee the company’s West Coast operations.
Multitasking Turning Center Supports Off-Center Operations
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.
Vertical Jig Boring-Milling Machine Enables High Accuracy
Available from Methods Machine Tools, the Yasda YBM 649V3 three-axis CNC vertical jig borer provides high-speed, precision boring and milling for high-accuracy mold, die and complex component manufacturing.
Methods Expands Operations in Southern California
The machine tool supplier has added a facility and manager.
Methods to Host November Open House
Guests will view machines on display and take part in machining seminars.
Horizontal Digital Optical Comparator Offers Extended Travel
Available from Methods Machine Tools, the VisionX VisionGauge 500-series horizontal digital optical comparator features 36" X-axis travel.
Methods Partners with Yasda Precision
The distributor will offer the complete line of Yasda machines.
Methods Machine Tools Announces Upper Midwest Dealer
A new distributor will serve states including Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
Software Suite Expands Language Support
CAMplete TurnMill version 6.0 from Methods Machine Tools features upgrades for expanded macro language support, improved error handling and increased post-processing capabilities.
EDM Enables Remote Operation
Methods Machine Tools offers the FANUC RoboCut C600iA wire EDM, featuring the FANUC 31iWB control with a 15.1" LCD touchscreen.
Large Travel Size Increases Shop Productivity
By purchasing a Feeler bridge mill with a large travel size, Elite Tool increased productivity by reducing setups and doing more work in-house.
Ivy Tech Community College Receives Two Machines
Two new Methods Feeler machines have been installed.
Multitasking Machine Increases Efficiency on Angular Features
The Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn-mill center from Methods Machine Tool is designed for medical, aerospace and general job shop components applications.
Vertical Turning Lathe for Large, Heavy Parts
Methods Machine Tools’ high-performance Feeler FVT-600 vertical turning lathe is designed for machining large, heavy parts such as those used in the aerospace and power-generation industries.
Multitasking Machine Features Fast Cycle/Tool Change Time
Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 multitasking turn/mill center is well-suited for a range of production needs.
VMC Series Enables High Speed Processing
The FANUC D21 RoboDrill series of vertical machining centers from Methods Machine Tools features a FANUC 31iB control for high speed processing.
Straight Talk about Cutting Steep Tapers with Wire EDM
The RoboCut C400iA and two sizes of the larger C600iA wire EDM machines from Methods Machine Tools enable unusually steep tapers to be cut with the wire EDM process by positioning the workpiece with a rotary-tilt table.