KIWA KH-4100kai Horizontal Machining Center

Contact Details

Methods Machine Tools Inc.
65 Union Ave.
United States
Toll Free Phone

42.3650744, -71.4210443

April 14,2021
Four-Axis Horizontal CNC Machining Center

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., the foremost supplier of high-quality machine tools in North America, recently released the KIWA KH-4100kai, a four-axis horizontal CNC machining center.

The compact machine tool has a modern design compared to its predecessor, the KIWA KH-4100, featuring a new powder coating and paint scheme. However, it's the internal improvements that make the difference.

"These are more than skin-deep enhancements," said Bernie Otto, Methods' Director of Technical Support. "New controls, new internal sheet metal placement, and wipers all contribute to improved planning, machining, and chip flow."

Outfitted with FANUC's new 0i-MF Plus control, the KH-4100kai offers numerous customizable functions, a new user interface, as well as pallet and tool management screens. New internal sheet metal placement and machine way wipers keep chips from interfering with critical components and guide chips to the center trough, ensuring a pristine, debris-free environment.

Otto said the features are so appealing; many longtime KH-4100 users are gearing up to purchase the KH-4100kai.

The KH-4100kai retains the features and benefits of the KH-4100 in a compact, familiar package. Benefits include simultaneous four-axis machining, a wide center trough in the machining area, and a unique coolant chip flow system.

The BIG-PLUS 40-taper spindle, backed by 20 horsepower and capable of running at 15,000 rotations per minute, guarantees rigidity and uniform cuts. A 60-tool automatic tool changer comes standard, giving operators versatile tooling options. Travel is 20.1”/ 510 millimeters on the X, Y, and Z axes.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • coolant


    Fluid that reduces temperature buildup at the tool/workpiece interface during machining. Normally takes the form of a liquid such as soluble or chemical mixtures (semisynthetic, synthetic) but can be pressurized air or other gas. Because of water’s ability to absorb great quantities of heat, it is widely used as a coolant and vehicle for various cutting compounds, with the water-to-compound ratio varying with the machining task. See cutting fluid; semisynthetic cutting fluid; soluble-oil cutting fluid; synthetic cutting fluid.

  • lapping compound( powder)

    lapping compound( powder)

    Light, abrasive material used for finishing a surface.

  • machining center

    machining center

    CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.