5-axis excellence – MACH 2022

The Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre
The Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre

With one of the most diverse portfolios of machine tools in the UK, Dugard will be introducing two 5-axis machines amongst its portfolio at this year’s MACH. The Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre for fast precise machining and the larger Dugard GTX-620 5-axis machining centre.

With vastly different configurations, the two machines will highlight just a small element of the expansive Dugard milling range.

The Kitamura MedCenter5AX 5-axis vertical machining centre is an extremely compact and versatile machine with X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 254 x 330 x 330mm over a 170mm diameter table. The machine incorporates a 30 to 30,000rpm spindle with an HSK-E40 spindle taper that is connected to a 40-tool ATC that can change tools in just 1.5 seconds. It also features a rapid traverse rate of 60m/minute and table rotation of 200rpm on the A- and C-axis along with a pallet change system.

With linear and rotary scales, 67 million pulse encoder technology and 16mm pitch ballscrews, the Kitamura MedCenter5AX is a precise and productive option. With a positional accuracy of ±2µm across the full stroke and repeatability of ±1µm, it is also claimed to be one of the most accurate machines on the market.

The Dugard GTX-620 for machining larger components
The Dugard GTX-620 for machining larger components

For the machining of larger components, Dugard will be introducing the GTX-620 simultaneous 5-axis machining centre. With X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 620 x 520 x 460mm and the capacity to accept workpieces up to 700mm diameter on the table, the GTX-620 is the ideal complement to the smaller Kitamura MedCenter5AX on the stand.

Available with a FANUC or Siemens 840D CNC control system, spindle power up to 22kW a BT40 spindle taper and a 12,000rpm spindle motor, the Dugard GTX-620 is a powerful, productive and flexible machining solution for any machine shop.

The B-axis tilts from -50 to +110° with the C-axis capable of rotating a full 360° to a precision level of 0.001°. Despite the high specification on the Dugard GTX-620, the South Coast machine tool specialist can equip the machine with a range of optional extras to meet the needs of the end-user.

The options include linear scales, optical encoders, laser or contact tool length measurement, chip flushing, HSK63 20,000rpm or a 15,000rpm direct-drive spindles. As well as these two highly productive and flexible workhorses, Dugard will be introducing fixed and sliding head turning centres on its stand. 

Dugard
www.dugard.com
Hall 20, Stand 640

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