Methods Introduces Nakamura-Tome Heavy-Duty Multitasking Turning Center

NTRX-300_251Methods Machine Tools has introduced the new Nakamura-Tome NTRX-300, a multitasking turning center featuring complete parts machining in one operation, with a built-in load/unload automation system and advanced operator recognition management software.

The company says the NTRX-300 features true opposing twin spindles; an 8″ A2-6 25 HP or a 10″ A2-8 30 HP. The machine also features a robust 25 HP tool spindle with 12,000 RPM and full 5-Axis capabilities, with a Fanuc 31I A5 Control and offers a large machining area for application versatility. The NTRX-300 can machine a 10″ square on the face of a part, with no C-Axis rotation required due to X-Axis capability of 5″ (125mm) below center travel and a Y-Axis capability of 10″ (250mm).

Taking up a compact footprint of only 104 sq./ft. (9.66 sq. meters) of floor space and weighing in at a hefty 37,480 lbs. (17,000 kg) for maximum rigidity, the NTRX-300 is available in two models; 8″ (203mm) chucks with 2.5″ (63.5mm) bar capacity or 10″ (250mm) chucks with 3.15″ (80mm) bar capacity. The NTRX-300 is designed with a long 53.15″ (1,350 mm) distance between spindles to eliminate any interference of tooling during multitasking. The machine has a standard 40 tool ATC and is available with options for 80 and 120 tool ATC’s.

Methods says the machine has a unique bed design with a vertical column structure mounted on a horizontal machine bed for superb rigidity and thermal stability. A uniform load applied over the machine bed during slide movement ensures exceptional stability. The compact design also allows easy reach of the spindle center and a versatile operation panel ensures optimum comfort for the operator. The high performance automation system is equipped with loading and unloading grippers at the ATC magazine.

“The NTRX-300 offers state-of-the-art multitasking, automation and software all in a compact, heavy-duty machine,” said Richard Parenteau, director of Application Development/Nakamura-Tome at Methods Machine Tools, Inc.

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