Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle, single turret in a heavy duty and compact machine. The standard package is well equipped with a powerful milling drive, together with a high-speed C-Axis and 82mm stroke Y-Axis for accurate, finished parts.
"The new Nakamura AS-200 offers the quality our customers expect from Methods and Nakamura at a very competitive price point, and it is an excellent solution for shops that want to get into multitasking," said Richard Parenteau, Director of Application Development at Methods Machine Tools. "The AS-200 features high rigidity multitasking for accurate machining at a superb value."
Standard spindle speed is 4,500 RPM. A 7.5 hp milling motor on a 6,000 RPM, 12-station turret with ½ indexing provides 24-tool capacity. Maximum turning diameter is 13.4 inches (340mm) and maximum turning length is 11.8 inches (300mm). The turning tool is 1.0 inch (25mm) and the inside boring shank is 1.25 inches (32mm). The Y-Axis enables turning, drilling and milling off center on the new Nakamura AS-200 multitasking center.
Providing very high rigidity, the AS-200 is a heavy weight machine at 7,055 lbs (3,200 kg). At the same time, it is a compact machine at (5 feet 6 inches) 1,650mm x (5 feet 6 inches) 1,600mm, the smallest in its class for floor space.
The AS-200 features a 10.4" high-resolution LCD panel, which works in conjunction with the latest Fanuc 0iTD controller to give a high degree of functionality, coupled with fast processing speeds. For easy-to-use and reliable support, the NT Nurse II System, NT Work Navigator and Overload Detection are standard on the AS-200. NT Nurse II is comprehensive software that provides user-friendly operation, programming and production support. NT Work Navigator facilitates easy part set-ups with no fixtures required. And for safety, the AS-200 has overload detection via an airbag which greatly reduces any impact due to machine collision.
Related Glossary Terms
Enlarging a hole that already has been drilled or cored. Generally, it is an operation of truing the previously drilled hole with a single-point, lathe-type tool. Boring is essentially internal turning, in that usually a single-point cutting tool forms the internal shape. Some tools are available with two cutting edges to balance cutting forces.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.
Main body of a tool; the portion of a drill or similar end-held tool that fits into a collet, chuck or similar mounting device.
Workpiece is held in a chuck, mounted on a face plate or secured between centers and rotated while a cutting tool, normally a single-point tool, is fed into it along its periphery or across its end or face. Takes the form of straight turning (cutting along the periphery of the workpiece); taper turning (creating a taper); step turning (turning different-size diameters on the same work); chamfering (beveling an edge or shoulder); facing (cutting on an end); turning threads (usually external but can be internal); roughing (high-volume metal removal); and finishing (final light cuts). Performed on lathes, turning centers, chucking machines, automatic screw machines and similar machines.