MAKINO – a500Z Horizontal Machining 5-Axis

Makino a500z
Review
  • Spindle RPM
  • Maximum Payload
  • Maximum Workpiece
  • ATC Capacity
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OVERVIEW

Makino is excited to announce the most up-to-date addition to our household of excessive functionality horizontal machining centers, the 5 axis a500Z. This versatile desktop builds upon the enterprise main overall performance and reliability of our nx-series 4 axis HMC’s, including a manufacturing unit constructed and wholly built-in “Z-type” fourth / fifth axis mixture to accommodate today’s extra complicated phase geometry challenges in a minimal range of workholding setups and machining operations.

The special kinematic arrangement of the a500Z minimizes the force course lengths both through the spindle as nicely as through the workpiece, efficiently transferring each cutting loads and reactive forces into the machine’s three factor leveled bed, maximizing both metal elimination rates and perishable tool lifestyles due to unparalleled system rigidity.Makino is excited to announce the most up-to-date addition to our household of excessive functionality horizontal machining centers, the 5 axis a500Z. This versatile desktop builds upon the enterprise main overall performance and reliability of our nx-series 4 axis HMC’s, including a manufacturing unit constructed and wholly built-in “Z-type” fourth / fifth axis mixture to accommodate today’s extra complicated phase geometry challenges in a minimal range of workholding setups and machining operations.

a500Z Horizontal Machining 5-Axis

Technical Specifications

The a500Z incorporates workpieces of up to Ø24.8” (Ø630mm) x 19.9” (500mm) high, with payload weights up to 880 pounds (400kg). The X- and Y- strokes are 28.7” (730mm) and 29.5” (750mm) respectively, with the Z- stroke ranging from 19.7” – 27.6” (500mm – 700mm), depending on the rotary axes positioning. Both rotary tables are of the direct pressure type, with unlimited 360° movement on the B-, and 180° on the revolutionary ‘slant style’ C-axis unit. This allows a full range of workpiece positioning ranging from the pallet top sitting horizontal to the spindle centerline to parallel to the spindle centerline, or anywhere in between these two extremes. As has long been Makino’s hallmark, all axes on the a500Z have closed loop lively temperature control standard, providing now not only the superior dimensional manipulate that is inherent to this design, but also prolonged component life even in the most worrying production environments. With rapid fees for all linear axes of 2,362 inches per minute (60 meters per minute), and a B-axis rotation rapid rate of 45,000 tiers per minute, this agile platform allows for highly environment friendly machine movements.

The a500Z’s standard 14,000 RPM excessive power spindle offers output competencies of 49.6 HP (37 kW) peak power, and 223 ft-lbs (303 N-m) peak torque, making is best for wide ranging material applications. The non-compulsory 20,000 RPM high speed spindle is provided for customers utilizing chiefly small diameter tools in high pace machining applications. Tool changer magazine sizes range from the trendy 60 tool capacity ring kind unit, all the way up to a 313 tool matrix type magazine.

The general automatic pallet changer on the a500Z greatly will increase machine utilization, allowing workholding fixture tending on one pallet whilst the other pallet’s workpiece is being machined. Since the APC is fully built-in into the core of the a500Z, it offers both unparalleled operation ease and gadget reliability.

The a500Z comes standard with our Fanuc based Pro-6 CNC control, presenting standard features such as a straight forward touch screen interface, superior tool data management, and our patented Makino Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.5) excessive speed machining control system. The Makino a500Z – the industry’s most up-to-date standard bearer in the complex manufacturing parts machining arena!

Technical Chart

Pallet:500 mmX: 730 mm Y: 750 mm Z: 500 mm – 700 mm

B Axis : 360° (unlimited) – Direct Drive

C Axis :180° – Direct Drive

Spindle RPM : 14,000 (std.) / 20,000 (opt.)

Rapid Traverse: 60,000 mm/min

Cutting Feedrate: 50,000 mm/min

Maximum Workpiece: Ø 630 mm x 500 mm High

Maximum Payload: 400 kg

ATC Capacity: 60 (std.) / 133, 218, 313 (opts.)

Tool to Tool : 0.9 sec

Maximum Tool Diameter: 170 mm

Maximum Tool Weight: 12 kg

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