Five-axis horizontal machining center
By Mary Del
Oct. 31, 2014 – Makino’s a51nx-5XU five-axis horizontal machining center features a newly designed 5th-axis table and work-pallet magazine, enabling manufacturers of complex parts to obtain the highest levels of utilization and efficiency, the company says. The linear X, Y and Z axes of the a51nx-5XU are built from the same structure as Makino’s a51nx horizontal machining center. Its rigid bed casting with three-point levelling system provides a solid foundation for all critical machine components, the company says. A tiered-column design redirects machining forces and resists deflection even high in the Y-axis.