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High Performance Vertical Machining Center

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. has expanded its FEELER line to include the FEELER HV-1100V, a high performance vertical machining center that features a rigid design and many innovative features to provide enhanced accuracy and machining efficiency.

The HV-1100V features a dedicated trunnion, 4+1 axis configuration and a 13.8" (350 mm) rotary table. The trunnion is built by Autocam with roller cam technology and offers a 16" (406 mm) x 14" (356 mm) work envelope. The tilting A-axis has a full +/- 120° of motion.

The FEELER HV-1100V's reinforced cross-ribbed column structure and no counter-balance weight design helps to improve torsional torque resistance and reduce low frequency resonance for optimal stability. This design reduces peck-drilling vibration and prevents oscillation normally caused by a counter-balance weight. "This design improves movement stability on the Z-axis and delivers 30% increased rigidity for more accuracy, better workpiece finish and less waste," said a company spokespserson.

The FEELER HV-1100V offers an X-axis travel of 33.5" (850 mm), a Y-axis travel of 19.3" (490 mm) and a Z-axis travel of 20.7" (5,250 mm). "Rigorous speed vibration control is ensured by utilizing a high-rigidity spindle that increases metal removal rates by over 30% and improves machining accuracy and tool life. A maximum spindle speed of 12,000 RPM on 30 HP direct drive, 40 taper spindle is standard," said the spokesperson.

The HV-1100V also features a 30 tool swing arm automatic tool changer magazine with a tool-to-tool time of 1 second at 60Hz. A fast chip removal system with chip conveyor, automatic lubrication system, dust-proof electrical cabinet and Methods' safety package are all standard on the HV-1100V. A FANUC 0iMFControl with 4th axis prep and a 10.4" color LCD is also standard with a swiveling control panel for ergonomics and convenience.

For more information contact:

Dale Hedberg

Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

65 Union Avenue

Sudbury, MA 01776


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