Fast, Precise Horizontal Machining

Article From: 2/10/2011 Automotive Design & Production

The a51nx horizontal machining center from Makino is designed to offer better speed, rigidity and precision than a typical 40-taper machine.

Makino a51nx

Makino a51nx horizontal machining center.

The a51nx horizontal machining center from Makino is designed to offer better speed, rigidity and precision than a typical 40-taper machine. It features a 14,000-rpm spindle, offering 240 Nm of torque and 22 kW of continuous output, a 19% increase over its previous a-series models. Additionally, it features expanded axis travel (560 x 640 x 640-mm, X, Y, Z) to accommodate larger parts. The a51nx features 1G-axis acceleration and comes equipped with a direct drive (DD) motor B-axis for faster indexing time compared to worm-gear-driven rotary tables.