A TRUE 500mm HORIZONTAL
WITH EXTRAORDINARY CUTTING CAPABILITIES
Wheeling, IL – Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision Horizontal, Vertical and 5-axis Machining Centers introduced their Mycenter-HX500G Horizontal Machining Center at IMTS 2014 in Chicago. Attendees saw the new Machining Center live in action, providing high precision, high quality, high value machining for medium to large size parts requiring flexibility in cutting capabilities for a variety of industries.
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 blazing 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.
Kitamura’s Mycenter-HX500G Horizontal Machining Center offers a maximum workpiece size of 31.5Ø x 43.3” (Dia. x H) within an incredibly small footprint. Super high speed 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. The advanced high speed processing of the Arumatik-Mi controller allows for smoother and faster machining of the most complex work pieces, with the potential to add 5th axis simultaneous machining capabilities on both pallets.
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.
About Kitamura Machinery
Founded in 1933, Kitamura Machinery is dedicated to building the most technically advanced horizontal, vertical and 5-axis machining centers in the world. Kitamura machining centers are known and respected for their no-compromises precision and extended floor life even under the most demanding conditions. With its U.S. Corporate Headquarters located in Wheeling, Illinois, Kitamura provides its products to a diverse customer base worldwide. For more information please visit www.kitamura-machinery.com or contact us at 1-847-520-7755.