Mycenter-3XD Vertical Machining Center

January 01, 2015

Kitamura Machinery introduces its latest compact, high capacity vertical machining center, "Mycenter-3XD." Kitamura's Mycenter-3XD is the newest addition to Kitamura's VMC line up, designed with space saving flexibility and ease of use for the operator in mind. The Mycenter-3XD harnesses an ample table size of 500 x 800mm (19.7" x 33.9") along with 760 x 510 x 510mm (30" x 20.1" x 20.1") X,Y,Z travels, making it ideal for small to medium sized workpieces. High-speed rapid feed rates of 48m/min (1,889ipm) X&Y, 42m/min (1,654ipm) Z on heavy duty cross roller linear guide ways combined with stiff cast construction offer you the benefits and reliability of Kitamura quality features and components throughout.

Meehanite cast C-frame construction ensures unparalleled rigidity durability and stability. All contact surfaces are hand scraped for precise alignment, fit and performance ensuring high quality and attention to detail in the manufacturing process. Heavy-duty cross roller linear guide ways offer the strength necessary to carry heavier loads and power through heavier cuts.

Standard is a dual contact, 12,000rpm, 30 HP AC spindle system. The high-performance, highly efficient NRG belt drive means highly transmissible torque and power from the motor to the spindle with less vibration and noise. This reportedly guarantees smooth operation, reliability and stiffness to keep the machine up and running. A 12,000-rpm spindle speed affords the flexibility to efficiently machine a variety of materials with machining rigidity and extended cutting tool life. A 15,000-rpm spindle is an available option.

The Mycenter-3XD's ATC assures smooth and effortless tool changes. A generous 24 tool capacity reduces idle time and boosts productivity and machining profits. For additional requirements, 30 tools is offered as an available option.

High-efficiency chip evacuation is ensured with standard base wash system, internal chip augers and a scraper-type chip conveyor, keeping the large workspace free of chips and contaminants. The standard scraper type conveyor can be installed on either the right or left-hand side of the machine, depending on space requirements.

The Mycenter-3XD is equipped with the latest, state-of-the-art Kitamura Arumatik-Jr. CNC. Feature packed with high-speed machining functions second to none, the Arumatik-Jr. offers up to 16x faster processing speeds when compared to today's conventional controls. Superior standard features included 675 block look-ahead, 1280 meters memory, USB Memory interface and Ethernet I/F for faster and smoother program transfer. Additional value added features offer increased reliability in more complex part processing to simplify your more demanding machining challenges.

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.

  • feed


    Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.

  • look-ahead


    CNC feature that evaluates many data blocks ahead of the cutting tool’s location to adjust the machining parameters to prevent gouges. This occurs when the feed rate is too high to stop the cutting tool within the required distance, resulting in an overshoot of the tool’s projected path. Ideally, look-ahead should be dynamic, varying the distance and number of program blocks based on the part profile and the desired feed rate.

  • machining center

    machining center

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

  • stiffness


    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.