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Multitasking Turning Center for Complete Parts Machining in One Operation



Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has introduced the Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 multitasking turning center.

The Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300 features complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.

The new NTRX-300L is a full 20" (1,850 mm) longer in the Z-axis than the NTRX-300, offering a larger work envelope for larger part applications and three additional tools (with a maximum length of 15.75" 400 mm) in a separate storage area.

The NTRX-300 features opposing twin spindles: an 8" A2-6 25 HP or a 10" A2-8 30 HP. The machine also features a 25 HP tool spindle with 12,000 RPM and full 5-axis capabilities a FANUC 31i A5 control and 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" (125 mm) below center travel and a Y-axis capability of 10" (250 mm).

Featuring a compact footprint of only 104 sq. ft. (9.66 sq. m) and weighing in at 37,480 lbs. (17,000 kg) for rigidity, the NTRX-300 is available in two models: 8" (203 mm) chucks with 2.5" (63.5 mm) bar capacity or 10" (250 mm) chucks with 3.15" (80 mm) bar capacity.

The NTRX-300L is designed with a long 72.83" (1,850 mm) 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 ATCs. The NTRX-300 and NTRX-300L have a unique bed design with a vertical column structure mounted on a horizontal machine bed for enhanced rigidity and thermal stability. A uniform load applied over the machine bed during slide movement helps to ensure stability. The compact design also allows easy reach of the spindle center and a versatile operation panel ensures comfort for the operator.

"The NTRX-300 and the NTRX-300L offer 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, Inc.

The NTRX-300 and the NTRX-300L feature an advanced graphic user interface for ease of operation and a 19" color LCD monitor. The 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 3-D interface check, or look at CNC coordinates while watching the machining area through a video camera.

In addition, the NTRX-300 and NTRX-300L offer 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 3-D collision check are all furnished standard.

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

For more information contact:

Rich Parenteau

Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776

877-MMT-4CNC (877-668-4262)

www.methodsmachine.com

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