Methods Multitasking Turning Center with Twin Spindles, Automation, and Advanced Software

Originally titled 'Multitasking Turning Center with Twin Spindles, Automation, and Advanced Software '

Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center, features complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.

Methods Machine Tools Inc.’s Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center, features complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software. The NTRX-300 features true 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 five-axis capabilities, with a FANUC 31I A5 control and offers a large machining area for application versatility. The turning center can machine a 10" square on the face of a part, with no C-axis rotation required because of X-axis capability of 5" (125 mm) below center travel and a Y-axis capability of 10" (250 mm).

Taking up a compact footprint of only 104 square feet (9.66 square meters) of floor space and weighing in at 37,480 lbs. (17,000 kg), 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-300 is designed with a long 53.15" (1,350-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 machine has a bed design with a vertical column structure mounted on a horizontal machine bed. A uniform load applied over the machine bed during slide movement ensures exceptional stability. The compact design also allows easy reach of the spindle center, and a versatile operation panel ensures optimum comfort for the operator. The automation system is equipped with loading and unloading grippers at the ATC magazine.

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