The new GENOS M560-V vertical machining center from Okuma America Corp. combines a new high column design and CAT 40 BIG-PLUS spindle to cut large, complex parts. The large work envelope minimizes restrictions on workpieces, tool lengths and the rotary table. A rigid, thermally stable, double-column construction gives this CNC machine the ability to withstand thermal deformation, resulting in improved machining performance. It’s also one of the heaviest machines in its class.
A 30-hp spindle with 146 ft. lbs. of torque allows this machine to cut challenging metals such as titanium and Inconel, as well as stainless steel and aluminum. A separate automatic toolchanger door makes tool changing seamless without interrupting the machining process. The table moves only in Y, while the spindle moves in X and Z, enabling a smaller machine footprint, rapid feed rates, precise cutting and smooth surface finishes.
Thermo-Friendly Concept, Okuma’s proprietary thermal deformation compensation technology is standard on this machine. Pretension ball screws and bi-directional spindle cooling allow for better control of the machining process. Optional Collision Avoidance and Machining Navi Intelligent Technologies are available.
Key Specs of the GENOS M560-V VMC
- Max Machining Volume mm (in) 1,050x560x460 (41.34x22.05x18.11)
- Table Sizemm (in) 560x1300 (22.05x51.18)
- Max. Load Capacity kg (lbs) 900 (1,980)
- Spindle Speed min⁻¹ 15,000
- Spindle Motor Power kW (hp) 22/18.5 (30/25)
- Rapid Traverse m/min (ipm) X-Y 40, Z: 32 (X-Y: 1,575, Z: 1,262)
- Magazine Capacity 32 Tools
Related Glossary Terms
- automatic toolchanger
Mechanism typically included in a machining center that, on the appropriate command, removes one cutting tool from the spindle nose and replaces it with another. The changer restores the used tool to the magazine and selects and withdraws the next desired tool from the storage magazine. The changer is controlled by a set of prerecorded/predetermined instructions associated with the part(s) to be produced.
- 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.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.
- rapid traverse
Movement on a CNC mill or lathe that is from point to point at full speed but, usually, without linear interpolation.
Carriage or drum attached to a machining center that holds tools until needed; when a tool is needed, the toolchanger inserts the tool into the machine spindle. See automatic toolchanger.
- work envelope
Cube, sphere, cylinder or other physical space within which the cutting tool is capable of reaching.