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HMC Designed for Faster Cycle Times

OKK’s HMC500 horizontal machining center features a 500-mm pallet to accommodate large workpieces and is intended to provide faster cycle times.


Five-Axis HMC Equipped with Work-Pallet Magazine

Makino’s a51nx-5XU five-axis horizontal machining center incorporates a fifth-axis table and work pallet magazine, and is intended to serve as an alternative to single-pallet-load vertical machining centers for machining of small parts.


HMC Enables Aggressive Cutting of Large Workpieces

The FH630SX-I horizontal machining center from Toyoda Machinery USA is a 630-mm-sized linear guideway machine that offers a standard 8,000-rpm spindle providing 37 kW (1,009 Nm) of torque and features dual ballscrews on the Y and Z axes.


Two-Spindle HMC for Four- and Five-Axis Machining

SW North America’s BA 322 is a compact, twin-spindle horizontal machining center designed for four- or five-axis machining of small to medium-sized steel, cast iron and light-metal workpieces.


Second-Generation HMCs Optimized for Shorter Tools

DMG MORI’s NHX 4000 2nd Generation and NHX 5000 2nd Generation horizontal machining centers are said to be suitable for single-part manufacturing ranging to serial production.


Machines Offer Parallel Kinematics for Aluminum Components

Dörries Scharmann Technology (DST), a subsidiary of Starrag Group, extends its Ecospeed range of parallel kinematics machines for productive machining of aluminum structural components in the aerospace industry.


HMC Delivers Turning, Drilling, Milling with Single Clamping

The Heckert DBF 630 HMC, available from Starrag, enables turning, drilling and milling of non-rotational, asymmetrical parts in a single clamping with one toolholder.


HMC Enables High-Speed Change-Overs

Tongtai's HA-400II horizontal machining center, available from Absolute Machine Tools, features a rigid, FEA-tested design with a cast iron machine frame and three-point leveling system.


HMC Expands Work Zone

Makino's a81nx horizontal machining center increases the size of the work zone from other NX series machines to accommodate large parts requiring diverse tool types and sizes.


HMC Offers Two Spindle Configurations

Kitamura Machinery’s Mycenter-HX500G horizontal machining center provides flexible cutting capabilities for medium to large-sized parts.


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