400mm horizontal machining centers are common solutions for high-volume small-parts production. These machines are designed to address a broad variety of part types and materials. Unfortunately, the same high-power spindle that is a necessity for heavy-cutting ferrous applications translates to sluggish performance and wasted costs when machining near net shape aluminum die-cast parts. Die-cast applications are unique. Your parts and your industry have very specific manufacturing challenges. Why use a generic, general-purpose machine tool for the production of your die-cast components? Well, until recently, there really were not many alternatives.
Introducing the Makino a40, a first-of-its-kind horizontal machining center purpose-designed and built to address the challenges of non-ferrous die-cast parts production.
Makino understands that one of the largest drivers of per-piece costs is the cycle time. Cycle time drives the number of machines required, but it also has far-reaching cost implications affecting labor, floor space, utilities and durable tooling. The a40 features Makino’s intelligent ROI design, a collection of innovative technologies designed to slash unproductive non-cut times from your part process.
Unplanned downtime is devastating in high-volume die-cast production machining. Reliability of your machining system is a paramount consideration. The a40 uses several of the robust, proven systems from Makino’s 1-Series horizontal machining centers. Systems like single-piece X- and Z-axis covers, center trough chip/coolant management and dual-supported ATC mechanisms have solidified Makino as the industry leader in reliability. The a40 leverages these proven technologies, but then advances reliability with new systems ensuring reliable operation.
Don’t settle for a machine designed for general-purpose use. Contact Makino to see how a purpose-built machine delivers a competitive advantage in per-piece costs. The new a40 is your machine for your industry.
|Spindle acceleration 0 - 12,000 rpm||0.5 sec|
|Rigid tapping sync speed||6,000 rpm|
360° Indexing increment (0.001°)
BT40 (HSK-A63 opt)
ø630mm x 900mm
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Chip to Chip
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