Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs)

A horizontal machining center (HMC) is a machining center with its spindle in a horizontal orientation. This machining center design favors uninterrupted production work. One reason for this is that the horizontal orientation encourages chips to fall away, so they don’t have to be cleared from the table. More significantly, the horizontal design allows a two-pallet workchanger to be incorporated into a space-efficient machine. To save time, work can be loaded on one pallet of an horizontal machining center while machining occurs on the other pallet.
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Machining Critical Crane Components

By investing in a new horizontal machining center with a two-axis head and a six-station pallet pool, this crane OEM is making critical components for telescopic booms in one setup and running lights-out.

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Campbell Engineering benefits from a new twist on the tombstone workholding concept, which enables one of its HMCs to perform 3+2 machining to reduce scrap while supporting the higher-volume needs of its medical customers.
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High-Performance HMC

FFG MAG’s Specht 800 and 800+ are high-performance horizontal machining centers featuring many of the same precision components used on existing Specht machines, including MAG motorized or gear box spindles, rotary B- and A-axis components, and high-speed tool changing systems.

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