MH 320A Horizontal Machining Center (HMC)

Contact Details

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

42.3650744, -71.4210443

March 16,2021
Adaptable, Compact, Horizontal Machining Center

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., the foremost supplier of high- quality machine tools in North America, recently unveiled its latest horizontal machining center (HMC), the MH 320A.

Combining unique features and leading industry-standard components, such as the FANUC 0iMF control, creates the ideal precision machine tool for those entering the HMC market. “The MH 320A is a well-rounded four-axis machine tool,” said Nicholas St. Cyr, Methods Machining Center Product Manager. “Methods designed the platform to excel in any role, whether it's the versatile backbone of a job shop or manufacturing a consistent stream of parts for the medical and sporting goods industries.”

The machine is equipped with a PC2 automatic pallet changer (APC), with each pallet spanning 12.6”/320 millimeters (mm), lowering cycle times and increasing throughput.

Weighing 14,550 pounds (lbs), the MH 320A packs powerful features in a small package, maximizing productivity and utilizing every inch of floor space. The work envelope measures 16.9”/430 mm in diameter by 18.7”/457 mm in height, and can handle workloads of up to 551 lbs/250 kilograms. This extensive work area enables users to process a diverse range of parts.

Other features include a 40-tool automatic tool changer (ATC) with functionality for big and heavy tools, improving the machine's versatility. The BIG-PLUS 40 taper direct-drive spindle ensures tool longevity and optimal part finish.

The MH 320A is a part of the Methods Machining Center product line. Developed by Methods utilizing decades of machining experience and manufactured by Litz Hitech Corp., each machine is backed by Methods’ industry-leading service and support. All Methods Machining Centers are engineered to precise standards, inspected to meet strict quality and design specifications, and comply with ISO/ASME standards. Additionally, the product line is the only brand of machining centers manufactured by a Taiwanese company with FANUC controls.

Related Glossary Terms

  • centers


    Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.

  • machining center

    machining center

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

  • work envelope

    work envelope

    Cube, sphere, cylinder or other physical space within which the cutting tool is capable of reaching.