Methods Machine Tools Inc. has announced the introduction of the new YASDA H40i 5-Axis High Precision Machining Center for exceptional repeatability and accuracy.
The YASDA H40i is well positioned to meet the demands for tighter tolerances and shorter cycle times required by manufacturers in segments such as aerospace, die/mold and automotive, according to the company. A rigid structure includes roller-type guideways with a retainer on the X-Y-Z axes for high-speed operations and high acceleration, and a Z-axis ball screw positioned center of the guideways, enabling fast feed without geometric error. The highly rigid bed is a ribbed cast iron unit with superb vibration damping characteristics. Three-point mounting maintains static accuracy.
The new YASDA H40i 5-Axis machining center is ideal for manufacturing low volume, and high mix of complex parts. "The H40i user has the ability to adjust the work envelope to accommodate varying work sizes," said Steve Previti, YASDA Product Manager. "This capability offers owners flexibility to maximize machine utilization while taking on jobs with a wide variety of part sizes, materials and geometries."
The H40i is equipped with Direct Drive (DD) motors in the rotary axis for simultaneous high-speed 5-Axis machining with A and B axis rotational speeds of 100 and 75 respectively. A high-performance spindle provides optimal power and torque for machining a wide range of metal alloys. The spindle is guaranteed under normal use for up to 20,000 hours, while minimizing thermal distortion for optimal tool performance and fine surface finishes.
The YASDA H40i has a large work envelope (travels are 34 inches on the X-Axis, 29 inches on the Y-Axis and 27 inches on the Z-Axis). For its large work capacity, the YASDA H40i has a compact footprint of less than 27 feet in length and under 11 feet wide, fully configured with 24 pallets, which is an economical use of valuable floor space. Available in multiple configurations, Methods offers from inventory the H40i-24PLS, which is a 24 pallet version with a part preload station, A&B axis DD motors, and 240 tool capacity. A FANUC 31i-A5 controller and complete work scheduling and tool management via the APC and ATC are standard.
Related Glossary Terms
Substances having metallic properties and being composed of two or more chemical elements of which at least one is a metal.
Rate of change of position of the tool as a whole, relative to the workpiece while cutting.
- machining center
CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.
- precision machining ( precision measurement)
precision machining ( precision measurement)
Machining and measuring to exacting standards. Four basic considerations are: dimensions, or geometrical characteristics such as lengths, angles and diameters of which the sizes are numerically specified; limits, or the maximum and minimum sizes permissible for a specified dimension; tolerances, or the total permissible variations in size; and allowances, or the prescribed differences in dimensions between mating parts.
- work envelope
Cube, sphere, cylinder or other physical space within which the cutting tool is capable of reaching.