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Ultra Compact HMC Reduces Floor Space by 20%



Kitamura Machinery has introduced the all-new high-speed, compact #40 horizontal machining center (HMC) - Mycenter-HX300iG. "This machining center is 20% smaller than our 400 mm without sacrificing power, accuracy or reliability," said a company spokesperson.

Manufactured in Japan with craftsmanship in hand scraping techniques and high-speed rapids of 2,362 IPM, the Mycenter-HX3000iG offers high productivity and heavy cutting capability in an 8' x 12' footprint.

Meehanite cast construction provides vibration absorption capabilities for improved surface quality, enhancing finishing capabilities and cutting tool life.

A two-station APC is automation ready and field expandable up to eight pallets for unmanned operation potential. The standard full 4th axis rotary table is newly designed with a direct drive motor enabling speeds of 150 RPM (54,000 deg/min) rapids, reducing part cycle times, eliminating backlash and providing a firm, rigid machining platform. High resolution direct rotary encoder scale feedback minimizes displacement even at outer edges of the table limit.

The large work envelope features a max. work diameter of 500 mm (o19.7") x 745 mm (29.3") high and one piece, easy grip sliding doors, large windows and door openings along with easy spindle access. All combine to reduce and simplify operator workload and help to promote a safe work environment.

A 50-tool fixed pot ATC allows for the addition of up to 200 tools in the field. With the fixed pot tools are always returned to the same pot, and the next tool to be used is kept in a stand-by pot. The 1.3 second tool change time contributes to overall cycle time reduction.

Standard is a 30 HP, 15,000 RPM, #40 taper, dual contact spindle that has the ability to handle a variety of exotic materials and offers enhanced speed and performance. An optional high-speed 20,000 RPM spindle is available, further minimizing out-of-cut time.

"Ultra-high precision means outstanding positioning accuracy of ±0.002 mm (±0.000079 inch)/full stroke with 67 million pulse encoder technology - delivering 67 times finer resolution, 67 times better finish accuracy all day long," said the spokesperson. "Superb reliability is paramount in high production environments, and the Mycenter-HX300iG brings it with ballscrew cooling in all axes and state-of-the-art fine resolution (10 nanometer) optical linear scale feedback in XYZ linear axes."

Kitamura's interactive touchscreen icon-driven Arumatik-Mi control offers user-friendly features, such as on-demand "HELP" guidance, visual work setting, maintenance support functions and a 19" swivel color LCD to easily guide the user in a completely customizable control environment. SSS Control delivers high speed processing of 270 m/min feed with 1 mm/block, 4,500 blocs/sec for smoother and faster machining of complex workpieces. Software upgrades are available throughout the life of the control so operators always have the latest CNC technology.

For more information contact:

Kitamura Machinery of USA Inc.

78 E. Century Drive

Wheeling, IL 60090

847-520-7755

info@kitamura-machinery.com

www.kitamura-machinery.com

SOUTHWEST

NM

Dennis Leonard

AME, Inc.

5770 Clarkson Street, #C

Denver, CO 80216

303-922-9266

www.amerm.com

TX, OK, AR, LA

Gary Tipton

Campat Machine Tool

1700 10th Street

Plano, TX 75074

972-424-4095

www.campat.com

SOUTHEAST

GA, NC, SC

Steve Flint / Don Flint

Flint Machine Tools, Inc.

3710 Hewatt Court

Snellville, GA 30039

770-985-2626

www.flintmachine.com

FL

Robert Arthur

Arthur Machinery-Florida

5903 Johns Rd.

Tampa, FL 33634

813-887-4455

sales@arthurmachinery.com

www.arthurmachinery.com

NORTHEAST

MA, NH, VT, RI, ME, CT

Wendell Packard III

Packard Machinery Co., Inc.

504 Groton Road

P.O. Box 1618

Westford, MA 01886

978-692-3100

www.packardmachinery.com

PA, NJ, DE, MD, NY, N. VA

John Watkins

JBM Technologies, Inc.

76 Vincent Circle

Ivyland, PA 18974

215-672-8878

www.jbmtechnologies.com

JBM Technologies, Inc.

(West Branch Office)

24688 US Highway 322

Cochranton, PA 16314

814-425-2505

www.jbmtechnologies.com

MIDWEST

N. OH

Jim Tipton

Tipton Machinery Company

7725 Hub Parkway

Cleveland, OH 44125

216-524-5750

www.tiptonmachinery.com

S. OH

Greg Knox

Knox Machinery, Inc.

375 Industrial Drive

Franklin, OH 45005

937-743-2641

www.knoxmachinery.com

MN, ND, SD, NE, IA

Craig Conlon

Concept Machine Tool

15625 Medina Road

Minneapolis, MN 55447

763-559-1975

www.conceptmachine.com

WI

Bob Jurack

Concept Machine Tool Wisconsin

407 Austin Circle

Delafield, WI 53018

262-646-4488

www.conceptmachine.com

N. IL

Dave Deering

Campat Machine Tool, Inc.

1760 Britannia Drive, Unit #6

Elgin, IL 60124

630-837-1145

dave@campat.com

www.campat.com

MI

Eric Harma

Methods & Equipment Associates

31731 Glendale Ave.

Livonia, MI 48150

734-293-0660

www.methods-equipment.com

KS, W. MO

Bill Farris

Kansas-Oklahoma Machine Tool, Inc.

3427 W. 30th Street South

Wichita, KS 67217

316-945-6800

wichita@komt.com

www.komt.com

N. IN

Jon Maynard

J & M Precision Products, Inc.

10645 Deme Drive, Suite A

Indianapolis, IN 46236

317-823-9900

www.jmppi.com

S. IN, KY

Mark Cox

ACI Machine Tool Sales, Inc.

2001 Foundation Drive

Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

502-839-1441

www.acimachine.com

WEST

AZ

Ray Beauregard, Jr., Owner

CNC PROS

9299 W. Olive Avenue, Suite 802

Peoria, AZ 85345

602-483-4414

office@cnc-pros.com

N. CA, NV (Except Las Vegas), WA, OR

Gail Hogue

Hogue Precision Machinery

1033 Bartch Road, P.O. Box 651

Patterson, CA 95363

209-892-5649

hogueprecision@aol.com

www.hogueprecision.com

S. CA, NV (Las Vegas only)

Garry Frost

Machinery Sales Co.

17253 Chestnut Street

City of Industry, CA 91748

626-581-9211

mail@mchysales.com

www.mchysales.com

CO, WY

Dennis Leonard

AME, Inc.

5770 Clarkson Street, #C

Denver, CO 80216

303-922-9266

www.amerm.com

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