Mycenter-4XD VMC

December 13, 2012

Kitamura Machinery introduces its Mycenter-4XD high-capacity vertical machining center. Kitamura's Mycenter-4XD is designed with the flexibility of today's job shop in mind. The Mycenter-4XD is equipped with a 50" x 25.2" table and 43" x 24" x 24" X,Y,Z travels, making it ideal for large single workpieces, multi-fixtured components or additional axes implementation. High speed rapid feed rates of 1,417ipm (X and Y), 1,181ipm (Z) on solid box ways boost work throughput within the cavernous work envelope and a powerful 35-HP spindle adds flexibility for hard-to-machine materials.

Durability is ensured with heavily ribbed high grade Meehanite casting for unparalleled rigidity and stability. The X, Y & Z axes feature solid box guideways and incorporate a unique 4-slideway base construction design for superior vibration absorption, improved surface finishes and longer tool life. All contact surfaces are hand scraped for precise alignment, fit and performance ensuring high quality and attention to detail in the manufacturing process.

Standard is a powerful, dual contact, 12,000 rpm, 35 HP AC spindle system offering optimum rigidity and stiffness for demanding cutting conditions. High torque capability affords the flexibility to efficiently machine a wide variety of materials with maximum machining rigidity and extended cutting tool life. The Mycenter-4XD's ATC assures smooth and effortless tool changes. A generous 30 tool capacity reduces idle time and boosts productivity and machining profits.

Excellent 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.

Equipped with Kitamura-Fanuc 0iMD control, the Mycenter-4XD comes fully loaded with many productivity boosting convenience features that are considered optional on competitive machines. 1280 meters of memory, 256MD data server and AI Contour Control are just a few of the many standard features incorporated to streamline the machining process for ultimate productivity.

Related Glossary Terms

  • feed


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

  • 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.

  • work envelope

    work envelope

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