MAKINO -a61nx-5E Horizontal Machining 5-Axis

Makino a61nx-5E Horizontal Machining 5-Axis - 2

The a61nx-5E 5-Axis horizontal machining center provides the ideal size solution for small aerospace parts production
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The a61nx-5E five-axis horizontal machining center is manufactured specifically for high-efficiency aluminum machining of small to mid-size, complex five-axis components and monolithic aerospace parts.

The design is based on nx-series machines.

Its unique slanted pallet changer configuration integrates the chip shedding capability of a horizontal spindle with lay-down part loading on the pallet station.

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a61nx-5E Horizontal Machining 5-Axis – Front

Technical Specifications

The a61nx-5E enhances the capacity through the inclusion of twin direct-drive rotary axes for “one-and-done” efficiency. The a61nx-5E emphasizes an original automatic pallet changer design, which directly loads the pallet into the 5th axis rotary table. At the same time, these features provides a flat surface for ergonomic work piece loading.

Axis options for the a61nx-5E extend from the standard 14,000 RPM high-power spindle, to a unique 24,000 RPM, 80kW (duty rated) spindle for aluminum machining in aerospace. This under-race-lubricated, core-cooled axis is suitable for metal removal rates of up to 300 cubic inches per minute in the machining of aluminum. The a61nx-5E led the elimination of the metal and high capacity of Makino’s MAG machines to a smaller platform. Thus, enabling aerospace construction to “right size” their parts production.

Pallet:15.75″X: 28.7″ Y: 28.7″ Z: 26.8″

  • B Axis:290° (-110° ~ +180°) Direct Drive
  • C Axis:360° Direct Drive
  • Spindle RPM:14,000 (24,000 opt)
  • Rapid Traverse:1,890 ipm (X&Y), 1,693 ipm (Z)
  • Cutting Feedrate:1,890 ipm (X&Y), 1,693 ipm (Z)
  • Maximum Workpiece:27.6″ ø x 15.75″ (with limitations)
  • Maximum Payload:330 lbs
  • ATC Capacity:60 (133, 218, 313 opt)
  • Tool to Tool:0.9
  • Chip to Chip:2.4
  • Maximum Tool Diameter:6.7″
  • Maximum Tool Weight:26.5 lbs
a61nx-5E Horizontal Machining 5-Axis – Front 2

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