11/6/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Machining Centers Provide Quality, Reliability, Accuracy and Longevity

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Methods Machine Tools offers three-axis vertical machining centers and five-axis bridge type machining centers designed for the high accuracy, five-axis simultaneous machining.

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Methods Machine Tools offers three-axis vertical machining centers (VMC) include four initial models featuring a 15,000 rpm, 30 HP Big-Plus 40-taper direct drive spindle with oil-air lubrication and spindle oil chiller, providing power, speed, superior surface finishing, long spindle life and thermal stability. Rigid box-way construction in the Z-axis utilizing Turcite B ensures exceptional cutting performance and machining accuracy. Turcite B technology was specifically developed to provide machines with superior rigidity, low friction coefficient, reduced vibration, excellent damping characteristics without stick-slip, as well as very high wear resistance for long machine life. Additional features in the company’s VMCs include thermal compensation using three thermocouples to enable the software to compensate for actual thermal growth. Automatic tool changers range from 24 tools to 40 tools, depending on the machine.

The company’s MB 650U five-axis bridge type machining center is designed for the high accuracy, five-axis simultaneous machining of complex parts and significantly reduces the need for multiple setups. Equipped with standard linear scales on the X, Y, Z-axes, rotary scales on the B & C-axes, and thermal compensation results in stable, high precision part production. The MB 650U has a 15,000 rpm, 25 HP Big-Plus 40-taper direct drive spindle with oil-air ulbrication and spindle oil chiller for long spindle life. This performance package also includes a calibration ball, TCP software and probe system for setting/calibrating precise tool center point. A laser tool measurement system detects tool wear, damage and breakage, reducing non-productive time and enabling automated operation.

All Methods machining centers feature FANUC controls.

 

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