Flexible Manufacturing Systems Make Kitamura Machining Centers Ideal for Lights-Out Manufacturing

May 17, 2022 8:43 am

The precision and rigidity of the MedCenter5AX simultaneous 5-axis machining center allow manufacturers to automate production with confidence. 

Mt. Prospect, IL – Kitamura Machinery, the premier manufacturer of precision horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machining centers, announced today that the company will reveal an all-new, all-in-one automation solution for its MedCenter5AX 5-axis simultaneous vertical machining center at IMTS 2022 in Chicago, September 12th-17th, Booth #339133, South Hall.  Demonstrating the core qualities for lights-out production the MedCenter5AX will feature a newly designed and field expandable 24-station automatic pallet changer with a high-performance 120 tool ATC – all in a super-compact, space-saving footprint, incorporating an unmanned machining development process for a multi-tasking machining environment that maximizes uptime.

Kitamura’s versatile MedCenter5AX is an ultra-high precision, 5-axis machining center that offers unparalleled accuracy and speed for expanded machining capability in the machining of highly complex small to medium, multi-sided parts in one set-up.  The machine’s maximum stiffness, flexibility, and cutting capability make it an optimal choice for manufacturing precision parts for the medical, aerospace and telecommunications industries.

The MedCenter5AX comes equipped with a standard high speed 30,000minˉ¹ 18kw (24.5HP) direct drive, HSK-E40 spindle offering superb rigidity in spindle construction and function while allowing for super fine finish capabilities.  Ideal for small diameter tools and hard milling, the MedCenter5AX offers a standard air through spindle feature for dry cutting and is also equipped to handle up to 1000psi coolant thru the spindle for deep hole drilling requirements.

A standard high accuracy package includes high resolution optical scale feedback on all axes (includes 4th & 5th), 67 million pulse encoder system, 16mm fine pitch ballscrews and Kitamura’s very own Arumatik-Mi control with a 5x faster processing speed offering a super-smooth control process for high-speed machining of complex work pieces. Guaranteed positioning accuracy of ±0.002mm (±0.000079”)/full stroke, Repeatability ±0.001mm (±0.000039”).



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