Mason, OH – Makino’s new S56-5XB vertical machining center blends high-performance, hardmilling with multi-axis capabilities for a combination of accuracy, speed, flexibility and productivity. Similar to the S56, the S56-5XB is perfectly suited for applications requiring high spindle speeds, fine surface finishes and hardmilling. The machine’s five-axis functionality delivers exacting accuracy in contoured parts, and enables five-face machining that eliminates set-ups, reduces lead times, improves quality, and cuts costs.
The S56-5XB is equipped with a 40 x 20 inches (1,000 x 500 mm) worktable, with associated travels of 36 x 20 x 18 inches (900 x 500 x 450 mm). Its table mounted tilt / trunion provides full, five-axis capability while the remaining table surface can be used for three axis work.
The machine’s X-, Y- and Z-axis linear motion guides support rapid traverse and cutting feed rates of 1,575 ipm (40,000 mm/min). Its 40 taper, 13,000-rpm spindle provides the ideal combination of speed and rigidity to hardmill high quality surface finishes in demanding applications. As an option, the S56-5XB can be equipped with a 20,000-rpm spindle featuring Makino’s patented spindle technology for further productivity.
The machine is equipped with a standard 20-tool (30-tool optional) magazine and automatic tool changer to reduce setups and further maximize the machine’s flexibility and utilization, through unattended machining capabilities.
The Makino Professional 5 Control provides a Windows CE graphical user interface (GUI) with touch-screen access, and the networking and storage capabilities of a data center. This data center provides flexible, user friendly program and data management for quick, seamless changes from one set-up to the next. Its built-in Ethernet networking capability provides ready integration to off-machine program storage.
The S56-5XB also incorporates Makino’s Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) servo control for exceptionally smooth surfaces, even in high-feedrate machining of complex shapes. SGI.4 software helps reduce cycle times in three dimensional parts by as much as 40 percent.
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