VMC enables precise five-axis machining

Okuma’s MU-5000V vertical machining center is suited for five-axis, multi-sided machining.

The VMC is available with a No. 40 or 50 spindle, providing a configuration for many five-axis jobs. Ballscrew cooling and a rigid left-right mobile trunnion table support high-precision and heavy-duty cutting.

The low centre of gravity in workpiece movement enables it to machine difficult materials and a range of workpieces. An in-machine coil chip conveyor safely and reliably discharges chips. Users can integrate the machine with automation systems to maximise productivity.

The machine’s design places pallet changing at the back of the machine for easy connection to a Palletace flexible manufacturing system, pallet pool, large-capacity automatic toolchanger (ATC) and robots.

The VMC can be equipped with the company’s Super-NURBS function, enabling high feed rates and ultra-fine finishes. The optional Machining Navi monitors cutting conditions and displays optimal spindle speed to eliminate chatter. Five-Axis Auto Tuning increases accuracies by automatically measuring and correcting machine misalignments in minutes.

The company’s Thermo-Friendly Concept and Collision Avoidance System ensure that the machine performs consistently regardless of warmup time or ambient temperatures and protects it from potentially harmful crashes.

Close proximity of the spindle to the control panel and easy access to the workpiece improves ease of use.

For more information contact F & H Machine Tools on TEL: 011 397 4050 or visit www.fhmt.co.za