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Okuma Award-winning 5-axis VMC provides accurate, high-speed positioning

Editor: Eric Culp

Unit chosen as a top new product by a leading industry newspaper in Japan.

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The unit is said to perform consistently from the first part to the last, regardless of warm-up time or ambient temperature.
The unit is said to perform consistently from the first part to the last, regardless of warm-up time or ambient temperature.
(Source: Okuma)

The MU-6300V 5-axis vertical machining centre achieves high efficiency and high productivity in 5-axis, multi-sided machining, according to supplier Okuma.

The VMC is said to have a highly rigid and accurate double column structure and low centre of gravity in workpiece movement (trunnion table) that enable both heavy duty cutting and high speed finishing. The high-speed, high-accuracy table provides fast, accurate positioning for simultaneous 5-axis cutting, the company explained.

The centre can easily be adapted for use with APC, multiple ATC, automation or FMS without compromising operability because this expansion takes place at the back of the machine, it noted. Built on Okuma’s Thermo-Friendly structure, the unit is said to be able to perform consistently from the first part to the last, regardless of warm-up time or ambient temperature. The company said the unit has a maximum machining volume of Ø 830 x 550 mm, a table size of Ø 630, a spindle speed of 10,000 min-1, spindle power of 11/7.5 kW and a rapid traverse of 50 m/min.

The unit comes available with a range of options, such as the Collision Avoidance System (CAS). It is said to integrate 3D modelling of the machines, blanks and tooling with the power of the OSP-P300M control to create a virtual machine. By running the real-time virtual application seconds ahead of the actual cutting, problems can be detected early and the machine can be stopped before a costly collision, the supplier said.

In addition, this machining centre was recently honoured in Japan’s Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun’s (Business & Technology Daily News) “Best 10 New Product Awards” of 2012, according to Okuma.

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