Makino says its new F5-5XR vertical machining center combines the speed, precision and flexibility required for tight tolerance, five-axis, hard-milling applications. Based upon the F5, the F5-5XR is an affordable five-axis solution for complex, die/mold, aerospace and medical parts. The F5-5XR provides X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 35.4 inches, 19.7 inches and 17.7 inches, respectively, the 39.4-inch-by-19.7-inch machine work table provides ample room for the 5XR table and workpiece arrangement as well as additional table space for a vice to accommodate other non-five axis work and an optional laser Automatic Tool Length Measurement (ATLM) system. The F5-5XR's new rotary table design offers advanced performance with increased speed, accuracy and power. Its compact design provides an expanded work zone over previous rotary tables, facilitating larger workpieces. A dual taper, double disc braking mechanism generates higher clamping torque for both the tilt and rotary axes, supporting heavier cutting forces in hard materials. This table design also offers improved productivity through increased tilt and rotary speeds, while maintaining precise positioning accuracies with a repeatability of +/- 2 arc seconds. Included in the standard configuration of the F5-5XR is a highly productive 20,000 rpm, HSK-63A spindle which incorporates Makino's patented core-cooling, under-race and jacket spindle temperature control system. The two-range spindle supplies unique, wide range capability with the stiffness and rigidity at lower ranges for roughing operations — and vibration, chatter-free production of small details and fine features utilizing small tools at high rpm. In addition, a 30-tool magazine provides capacity for a wide array of tooling. The F5-5XR utilizes the Makino Professional 5 Control, which affords a blend of a Windows CE graphical user interface (GUI), touch-screen selection offering instant access to information literally at your fingertip, user-friendly, efficient PC-like capability for data management and editing and the networking and storage capability of a data center. Also featured in the F5-5XR is Makino's proprietary, Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) software developed specifically for high-feed rate, tight tolerance machining of complex, 3-D, contoured shapes involving continuous tiny blocks of NC data insures production rates faster than standard CNC systems while maintaining high accuracy.
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Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.
- numerical control ( NC)
numerical control ( NC)
Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.
1. Ability of a material or part to resist elastic deflection. 2. The rate of stress with respect to strain; the greater the stress required to produce a given strain, the stiffer the material is said to be. See dynamic stiffness; static stiffness.
Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.