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Production Machining Product News: Machines, Jul. 27, 2020

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The latest technology from Tsugami/Rem Sales, Marubeni Citizen-Cincom, Fuji Machine America, CellCon Cellular Concepts, and Methods Machine Tools


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Tsugami Machines Offer Job Shop Flexibility

Tsugami/Rem Sales’ latest machines offer job shop flexibility.

Tsugami/Rem Sales offers a range of machine platforms, including CNC Swiss machines, multifunction turn/mills, lathes and VMCs. The Tsugami S205/S206-II opposed gang tool CNC lathe has a 20-mm capacity with a maximum of 47 tool positions. It features eight backworking live tools, a Y-axis tool post, direct drive rotary guide bushing and a 3-toggle clamping system. The deep hole drilling post enables up to 140-mm drilling, while thermal displacement compensation comes standard.

The Tsugami B0325V-II is a 32-mm, 5-Axis vertical gang tool CNC lathe providing swiss-turning performance with 6-Axis flexibility. It features a 32-mm capacity and a vertical tool post with a total of 25 tool positions. The modular tool zone uses cartridge-type live tools, with up to 11 tools at 6,000 rpm. There are four backworking tools, a direct drive rotary guide bushing and 3-toggle clamping system. Its deep hole drilling post also enables up to 140-mm drilling, while thermal displacement compensation comes standard.

The Tsugami TMA8F is a 65-mm, 5-Axis turn/mill multifunction turning center. It features a 4-GB data server and a high-speed, automatic tool changer with a tool-to-tool speed of 0.8 second sec. A Capto C4 60-tool magazine is standard. According to the company, it works equally well with bar fed or chucked material. It has a 15-hp, built-in motor capable of milling center performance. It also offers a high-rigidity, cross-slide structure for delivering high accuracy in complex machining. It has a positioning repeatability of ±0.1 μm, an HP coolant through the tool spindle, a full C-Axis sub spindle, touch probe and glass scales on X, Y, Z axes.

MCC Lathes Improve Productivity, Operating Convenience

MCC’s M532 VIII and L12X have added capabilities to improve productivity.

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom’s (MCC) Citizen’s M532 VIII and the L12X are Swiss-style lathes with added functionalities for operating convenience and improved productivity, according to the company. The M532 VIII is a Citizen Cincom M series turret-style Swiss turning center with a 32 mm capacity machine that has the capability to increase to 38 mm. Its standard 12 cutting axes includes a B axis for angular drilling and contour milling, while the 10-station turret with half index capability provides 20 positions. The Cincom L212X features the all-axis simultaneous Cincom system M70 Control (Mitsubishi Meldas 70LPC-VU), as well as a 15,000-rpm main spindle. The machine has a Y2 axis on the back spindle which expands the range of usable tools. The maximum spindle speed has been increased to 12,000 rpm to shorten acceleration/deceleration times. The company says that both machines employ a user-friendly editing function which utilizes multiline, multi-axes programming along with superimposed and synchronized control to simplify setup.

Fuji Lathe Offers Increased Rigidity

Fuji Machine’s CSD-300II front-facing, twin spindle lathe designed for quick and accurate turning of parts.

Fuji Machine’s CSD-300II front-facing twin spindle lathe is designed to be robust with increased rigidity and faster, easier, stronger operation. The company says the lathe provides quick and accurate turning of a variety of parts with turret index times as low as .19 seconds, robot cycle times of 17.9 seconds and loading times of 4.8 seconds. Operation and changeover is made easier and more efficient on the horizontal lathe due to a dual gantry robot and FANUC controls. It also features a custom HMI and single, integrated FANUC control panel for convenient operation and setup of the machine and robot. A clamp/unclamp switch for the robot chuck and the robot’s centralized lubrication system is included. The CSD-300II comes ready to connect to IoT, including the optional Fuji Lapsys desktop software, which reads scanned laser etchings to trace the origin of a part (including machine and spindle) and enables part traceability, predictive maintenance and remote operation. The lathe’s bed design has a grooving width of 14 mm for rigidity. It has a compact footprint of 2,260 mm × 1,980 mm and is said to accurately manage heavy parts Ø 200 mm × 100 mm and 5 kg + 5 kg. The CSD-300II also features a Fuji-engineered hydraulic clamping loader and 8"-10" capacity chucks.

CellCon’s FC-1000-15 is Flexible Face, Centering Machine

CellCon Cellular Concept’s face and centering machine is designed for flexible, pre-turning production operations.

CellCon Cellular Concept’s face and centering machine is designed for flexible pre-turning production operations and features a Fanuc 35iB CNC. The machine consists of a fully ribbed and welded base, with machined cast iron fixture saddles and spindle slide mounts, all traveling on linear guide rails.

The company says that the slides contain servo-driven ballscrews for precise feed control, providing positioning accuracy of ±0.001" and ±0.0005" repeatability. Each spindle is driven by a 15-hp servomotor to accommodate a range of materials with variable speed control of up to 3,600 rpm. For productivity purposes, CellCon has also included thru-the-tool coolant capability and an HSK63 quick-change receiver for offline presetting capability. The tooling fixtures contain hydraulic, self-centering vises that can be individually positioned for high part rigidity and allow for larger part family sizes with diameters of up to 3" and lengths up to 40". The machine comes with a chip conveyor/coolant system, centralized lubrication system, and guarding for manual operation. It also is available in a fully automated turnkey package that includes automatic door opening, robotic load/unload, parts conveying and more.

Nakamura JX-250 Offers Large Machining Area Envelope

Unit allows maximum part length and performing left and right simultaneous machining

Methods Machine Tools’ Nakamura-Tome JX-250 turn-mill offers a large machining area envelope for precision milling and turning of complex parts. It also has a twin lower turret configuration, which allows flexibility for complex component manufacturing. According to the company, the unit features an NT smart cube milling spindle, which is one of the shortest on the market. This 12,000-rpm spindle permits maximum part length on the left and right spindles, including when the horizontal tool spindle and lower turrets are in the cut. To optimize part transfer, independent right spindle guideways on lower turrets minimize the distance between the spindles at 11.8" (300 mm). For high processing flexibility, a single or twin lower turret design is offered with overlapping travels and Y-axis box guideways are standard. The machine provides up to 168 tool stations and can perform left and right simultaneous machining.

The company says the machine provides high accuracy and exceptional rigidity due to its horizontal bed design with a wide, low center of gravity and vertical column structure, weighing 55,000 lbs. The NT Thermo Navigator AI technology controls thermal growth during machining and compensates for temperature changes. The multitasking turning center has a maximum turning diameter of 12.6" (320 mm) and maximum turning length of 65" (1,650 mm). The left and right spindles have 3" (80 mm) and 2.5" (65 mm) bar capacity, respectively. Milling spindle X, Y, Z travel is 25.4" × ± 4.9" × ± 32.5" (645 mm × ±125 mm × ±825 mm) and its B-axis positioning range is 240°. The machine features a Fanuc 31i-B5 CNC and SmartX PC-based 19" high-resolution color touchscreen. A 5-axis precision milling software package is included.

The JX-250 also has an NT Work Navigator that can recognize the coordinates of machine parts with non-round shapes such as those in forgings and castings. This feature eliminates the need for costly positioning fixtures and clamping devices. An advanced NT nurse system all-in-one software package is also included to provide convenient, easy-to-use support for the operation, programming and production. Critical functionality includes phase recognition (key for multitasking), direct chucking to enable transfer without positioning error, and precise synchronization of the left- and right-hand spindles. Additional functions include a load monitor for identifying tool wear/ breakage, tool life management and machine monitoring. All Nakamura-Tome machines are equipped with a standard electronic detector safety feature that greatly reduces the impact and force of a machine collision. Should a crash occur, within 4 milliseconds after the crash, servo motor-feeding direction is reversed and the machine will stop in EMG mode.