F8 ● F9

Makino Large Vertical Machining Center F8 F9

Introduction

Leading the industry, the 800mm Y stroke of the F8 and F9 provide manufacturers with the option to work with larger work pieces. The increased payload to 2,500kg of the machine also accommodates for that requirement if necessary. Targeted at dynamic and competitive die & mold and precision parts manufacturing sectors, the F8 and F9 is the cost effective solution for larger machining needs

STRUCTURE

The F8 and F9 are designed with this in mind to ensure high performance and accuracy levels. To achieve high precision accuracy through mechanical means, the F8 and F9 are designed to handle load transference and heat distribution effectively. Strategically positioned support and leveling screws ensure the machining load is appropriately transferred to the floor, and the symmetrical column and bed structures contribute to the even distribution of heat and accuracy. Thermal stability during machining is achieved through cooling of axes bearing and ball screw. The stability of movement is further strengthened by the roller linear guides on all axes.

 

Accessibility

Spindle

Spindle Design and Configuration

Spindle Speeds Taper Bearing (ID/OD) Output power (10min/Cont.) Torque (25% ED/Cont.)
20-10,000 rpm BT 50(Std)HSK A100(Op)  110/170mm  37/25 Kw  426/294 Nm
200-20,000 rpm HSK A63(Op)  80/125mm  30/22 Kw  104/60 Nm

Key to the wide range of machining application is in the spindle design and configuration. With this arrangement, F series is able to machine wide variety of material ranging from aluminium, cast iron, steel and stainless steel.

Standard spindle of 10,000 rpm with BT 50 shank offers a variety of machining capabilities with option of having HSK A100 shank. Standard spindle comes with jacket coling system and the spindle bearings utilitize oil air lubrication system for thermal stability.

For high speed spindle of 20,000 rpm, F series offer Makino’s unique spindle core cooling with under race lubraication system to minimise thermal effects on the bearing and extend spindle life. In addtiion, this system also enchances spindle rigiditiy and accuracy.


MOTION CONTROL

To ensure the best results, a good controller and software is required. The F8 and F9 utilize the Makino Pro 5 Controller with the GI.4 system as a standard. For fine motion control even at a high feedrate, there is an option of Super Geometric Intelligence (SGI.4) software, which is developed specifically for high feedrate, tight tolerance machining of complex, 3D-contoured shapes involving continuous tiny block of NC data.

CNC Controller Professional 5

Operating ease has been enhanced by adopting Windows-like display screeens and a touchpanel.

A “data center function” is also provided as a standard feature for centralized management of various types of data. Improved network-functionality makes it possible to transfer and edit files in a PC-like manner.

Handy main menu screen and NC program table screen

 

 
Centralized management of various types of tools.

 


CHIP MANAGEMENT

An efficient chip management system is a key to the productivity of a machine. Unmanned machining application and highly efficient machining processes generate a large volume of chips thus requiring a quick and reliable chip evacuation system.

 

 

F8 and F9 having 4 built-in nozzle outlets and 2 flexible nozzle hoses, which results in improved chip flushing and extended tool life.

 

Come with an upgraded four spiral type chip conveyor for more efficient transportation of chips to the rear chip tank of the machine