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Makino a40
Horizontal Machining Center Designed for Near-Net Shaped Parts (Die Cast Parts)


 The Makino a40, a first of its kind horizontal machining center purpose designed and built to address the challenges of die cast parts production.

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 R.O.I. design, a collection of innovative technologies designed to slash un-productive non cut times from your part process.

•  Responsive #40 spindle accelerates to 12,000 in 0.5 seconds.
•  Quickly complete common tapping operations with the 6,000 RPM Rigid tapping synchronization speed.
•  Minimize feature to feature positioning time with linear axis that reach full rapid traverse rates 18% faster than typical competitors.
•  Inertia Active Control (IAC) evaluates fixture and tool weights to optimize acceleration performance of multiple machine systems.

•  Standard Vision type broken tool detection supports unattended operation by quickly validating the condition of the cutting tools after each tool change. 

•  Dedicated tool taper cleaning nozzles wash the tool taper with 20μ filtered coolant with each tool change, ensuring contamination free tool clamping.
•  Three stage coolant filtration with 20μ hydro-cyclone, eliminates coolant tank sludge common with aluminum machining, extending time between coolant system PM or cleaning. 




Horizontal Machining Center Designed for Near-Net Shaped Parts (Die Cast Parts)
Machine Type: Machining Center
Num. of Axes: 4
Work Support: Table
Column Construction: Single Column Style: Travelling
Operation Type: CNC
CNC Brand: Fanuc Professional 5
Table Size L x W (in.) 15.700 x 15.700
Max. Workpiece Weight (lbs) 880
Pallet Changer Standard No. of Pallet 2
Index Table Standard
Rotary Table Standard
Num. Main Spindles 1
Orientation Horizontal
Taper CT #40
Top RPM 12,000
Horse Power (30 min rating) 14.75
# Speed Ranges 2
Type Fixed
Primary Tool Carrier(s) ATC
Number of Tools 40
Tool Change Time C-to-C (sec) 2.20   0.90 sec tool-to-tool
Max. Tool Length (in.) 14.200
Max. Tool Diameter (in.) 6.700 (with empty adacent pockets)
Max. Tool Weight 17.60
Number of Axes: 4   U Axis: None
Travel Max Feed Rapid Rate
X1 Std. 22.000 in. 2,362 ipm 2,362 ipm
Y1 Std. 25.200 in. 2,362 ipm 2,362 ipm
Z1 Std. 25.200 in. 2,362 ipm 2,362 ipm
B1 Std. 360.000 deg 75 rpm 75 rpm
Machine Dimensions (l x w x h)(in.) 95 x 167
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