Kitamura takes centre stage on Dugard stand

A Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre will take centre stage on the stand (G260) of Dugard. With X, Y and Z-axis travel of 254 x 330 x 330 mm over a 170 mm diameter table, the machine incorporates a 30 to 30,000 rpm spindle with an HSK-E40 spindle taper that connects to a 40-tool ATC which can change tools in just 1.5 seconds. Rapid traverse is 60 m/min, while table rotation is 200 rpm in the A and C axes.

With linear and rotary scales, 67 million pulse encoder technology and 16 mm pitch ballscrews, Dugard says that the Kitamura MedCenter5AX is an extremely precise and productive proposition. Furthermore, with a positional accuracy of ±2 µm across the full stroke and repeatability of ±1 µm, the company is keen to point out that the machine is also one of the most accurate on the market.

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