Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 Multitask Turning Center

Contact Details

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

42.3650744, -71.4210443

July 01,2015

Methods Machine Tools Inc. has introduced the new Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center featuring complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software. The NTRX-300 features true opposing twin spindles; an 8" A2-6 25 HP or a 10" A2-8 30 HP. The machine also features a robust 25 HP tool spindle with 12,000 RPM and full 5-Axis capabilities, with a Fanuc 31I A5 Control and offers a large machining area for application versatility. The NTRX-300 can machine a 10" square on the face of a part, with no C-Axis rotation required due to X-Axis capability of 5" (125mm) below center travel and a Y-Axis capability of 10" (250mm).

Taking up a compact footprint of only 104 sq./ft. (9.66 sq. meters) of floor space and weighing in at a hefty 37,480 lbs. (17,000 kg) for maximum rigidity, the NTRX-300 is available in two models; 8" (203mm) chucks with 2.5" (63.5mm) bar capacity or 10" (250mm) chucks with 3.15" (80mm) bar capacity. The NTRX-300 is designed with a long 53.15" (1,350mm) distance between spindles to eliminate any interference of tooling during multitasking. The machine has a standard 40 tool ATC and is available with options for 80 and 120 tool ATC's.

The machine has a unique bed design with a vertical column structure mounted on a horizontal machine bed for superb rigidity and thermal stability. A uniform load applied over the machine bed during slide movement ensures exceptional stability. The compact design also allows easy reach of the spindle center and a versatile operation panel ensures optimum comfort for the operator. The high-performance automation system is equipped with loading and unloading grippers at the ATC magazine.

"The NTRX-300 offers state-of-the-art multitasking, automation and software all in a compact, heavy-duty machine," said Richard Parenteau, Director of Application Development/Nakamura-Tome at Methods Machine Tools.

The NTRX-300 features an advanced graphic user interface for ease of operation on a large 19-inch Color LCD Monitor. The new Nakamura-Tome (NT) Smart X Operation Software (using Windows v. 8.1), offers an Operation Level Management Function to view operator clearance level; Productivity Monitor Function that shows the status, productivity graph and capacity utilization of the machine, and a Loading Monitor Function that offers detailed load information. NT setting screen commands and buttons are all integrated into one screen, ensuring easy operation. The NT Smart X Screen enables an operator to view the NC program, while watching 3D interface check, or look at CNC coordinates while watching the machining area through a video camera.

In addition, the NTRX-300 offers an NT Collision Guard feature to avoid machine collision and an air bag function to minimize damage in the event of a collision. Voice guidance, production management and 3D collision check are all furnished standard.

CAMplete TruePath Turn/Mill software is also standard on the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300. CAMplete Turn/Mill software is an integrated suite of G-Code editing, optimization, analysis and verification tools, enabling a full range of turn/mill functions.

Related Glossary Terms

  • clearance


    Space provided behind a tool’s land or relief to prevent rubbing and subsequent premature deterioration of the tool. See land; relief.

  • 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.

  • numerical control ( NC)

    numerical control ( NC)

    Any controlled equipment that allows an operator to program its movement by entering a series of coded numbers and symbols. See CNC, computer numerical control; DNC, direct numerical control.

  • turning


    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.