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11/20/2015

Compact HMC Features Integrated Rotary B Axis

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Methods Machine Tools offers the compact, direct-drive KMH-300 horizontal machining center as an addition to its Kiwa line.

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Methods Machine Tools offers the compact, direct-drive KMH-300 horizontal machining center as an addition to its Kiwa line. The machine features a 30-taper, 15,000-rpm, 12.6" (320-mm) dual-pallet design, as well as a 140" × 107" (3,556 × 2,718-mm) footprint (including chip conveyor), making it well-suited for smaller shops. The HMC’s X, Y and Z axes measure 18.1" × 18.1" × 13.7" (460 × 460 × 350 mm) within a 12.59-in2 work area.

In addition to a 30-tool automatic toolchanger, the machine also features an integrated full-rotary B axis and uses a FANUC Oi-MD control with a 15" LCD screen. It is said to provide good chip evacuation and easy access for setup/maintenance, and it comes with a spindle oil cooling system and coolant-through ballscrews.

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