Multi-Tasking VMCs

Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) offers two Matsuura 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers featuring the industry’s most exciting multi-tasking technology¾ CUBLEX.

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Methods Machine Tools Inc. (Sudbury, MA) offers two Matsuura 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers featuring the industry’s most exciting multi-tasking technology¾ CUBLEX.

CUBLEX integrates turning and grinding functions into a high performance 5-axis milling platform, providing unprecedented speed, power, accuracy, tool capacity and multi-process machining capabilities. In addition, CUBLEX provides great machining versatility such as the ability to change up to 40 chucks automatically as an ATC lathe or milling machine.

The two new Matsuura models are the compact CUBLEX 25 PC 40 that features an 11.8" (29.97cm) dia x 9.8" (24.89cm) H. max work size, 5.2" (13.21cm) pallets and a 40 pallet changer, and the larger CUBLEX 42 PC24 with a work envelope of 16.8" (42.67cm) dia x 14" (35.56) H and a 24 pallet changer with 12.8" (32.51cm) round pallets.

Both machines have unmatched accuracy, reliability, pallet/ tool options and a high standard spindle speed of 15,000 rpm (CUBLEX-25) or 12,000 (CUBLEX-42), with both machines having an optional speed of 20,000 rpm.