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  • NEW KITAMURA MEDCENTER5AX 5-AXIS VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER

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    October 2018
     

     

    The NEW Kitamura MedCenter5AX Compact Full 5-Axis Simultaneous Vertical Machining Center with a compact design full 5-Axis that fits in a 4 ft. x 7 ft. space is perfect for machining small medical parts and ideal for complex parts and micro machining.  It is lightning fast and highly accurate. It is one of Kitamura’s newest (and smallest) 5-Axis Vertical Machining Centers. The photo above includes the optional 12 pallet automated pallet cell.

     

    TABLE

    Rotary Table Size

    Table T Slot

    Maximum Work Size (Diameter. x Height)

    Maximum Table Load

     

    Ø170 mm (Ø6.7”)

    14 mm (0.55”) x 4 Slots

    Ø180 mm (Ø7.1”) x 175mm (6.9”)

    20 kg (44 Lbs)

    TRAVELS

    X-Axis Travel

    Y-Axis Travel

    Z-Axis Travel

    A-Axis Travel

    C-Axis Travel

    From Table Surface to Spindle Nose

    From Spindle Center to Table Center

     

    254 mm (10.0”)

    330 mm (13.0”)

    330 mm (13.0”)

    +/- 120 Degrees

    0 to 360 Degrees

    50 to 380 mm (2.0” to 15.0”)

    -155 to 175 mm (-6.1” to 6.9”)

    SPINDLE

    Spindle Taper

    Spindle Speed

    Drive Method

    Spindle Motor

    Spindle Torque

    HSK-E40

    300 to 30,000 minˉ¹

    Direct Drive

    18kw (25HP) /  Peak

    15kw (20HP) / Cont.

    14.6 Nm (10.8 ft-lbs)

    FEED

    X & Y Axis

    Z Axis

    A-Axis

    B-Axis

    Cutting Feed

    60 m/min (2,362 ipm)

    50 m/min (1,969 ipm)

    36,000 deg/min (100 minˉ¹)

    72,000 deg/min (200 minˉ¹)

    60 m/min (2,362 ipm)

    ATC

    Tool Storage Capacity

    Tool Holder Style

    Max. Tool Size

    Max. Tool Length

    Max. Tool Weight

    40

    HSK-E40

    Ø50 mm (Ø2.0”)

    200 mm (7.9”)

    2 kg (4.4 Lbs)

    DIMENSIONS

    Requirement Space (W x L)

    Machine Height

    Machine Weight

    2,000 x 1,200 mm (78.7” x 47.2”)

    2,228.4 mm (87.7”)

    4,200 kg (9,240 Lbs)

    Power Requirement

    30 KVA

    *Subject to change

  • CHEVALIER 220-LNSY MULTI-AXIS TURNING & MILLING CNC LATHE

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    OCTOBER 2018
     

     

    2 in 1 Turn_Mill

    Double the functions, double the money!

    The newly designed, multi-functional FNL-220LSY Series multi-axis lathe incorporates many innovative features.

    Turning and milling with first and second operations are in one machine. Y-axis travel (±2.17" from the centerline) for off-center milling is the largest range in its class. The series features high-torque live tooling, with full C-axis for the main and sub-spindle. The ability to turn and mill complex parts reduces the amount of operations and handling on one machine as it increases throughput in general. The machine is superior to the competition with a competitive price.

    • Sixty-degree, compound Y-axis, slant bed design with roller linear ways.
    • German SAUTER, 16-station BMT-45 live turret with maximum 6,000 RPM live tooling speed with all stations live.
    • Hydraulic clamping cylinder with a disk break to ensure the rigidity for heavy-duty milling.
    • Full C-axis in both spindles with a minimum interpolation of 0.001 degrees.
    • FANUC 0i-TF control with FANUC drives and motors plus 10.4" color LCD with a fully conversational Manual Guide i program and 3D simulation.
    • Bar-Capacity on main and sub-spindle — 2.55” / 65mm on main spindle and 1.77” / 45mm on sub-spindle.

    Standard Accessories — Chip conveyor, parts catcher, oil skimmer, tool presetter, 150psi high-pressure coolant, turning holder package, rotary holders package and more.

  • NEW FRYER HR-14 TOOLROOM HORIZONTAL

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    October 2018
     

    The Fryer HR-14 Toolroom Horizontal is perfect for shops requiring a small footprint machine that won’t break the budget. Designed by toolmakers, for toolmakers, this machine features handwheels so you can make parts fast. Simple menu programing and Do One operations speed you though small lot machining. Available with a 16” platter rotary table so you can work multiple sides in one set-up. Also available is full guarding, 16 tool ATC, high speed spindles and other productivity features.

    FEATURES

    • 20 HP 8,000 RPM CAT-40 taper spindle
    • 16 tool automatic tool changer
    • Rigid tapping with peck feature
    • Rugged heavy duty Meehanite castings
    • Absolute encoders - no homing required
    • Handwheel run feature

    EASE OF USE

    • 3 handwheels for manual use
    • “Do One” semi-automatic mode
    • Simple menu programming – no codes of any kind
    • Reads standard G & M codes from CAD-CAM systems
    • Electronic probe cycles
    • Solid model part verification
  • KITAMURA SUPERCELL-300G 5-AXIS HORIZONTAL MACHINING CELL ON DISPLAY IN IMTS BOOTH #339148

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    August 2018
     

    From 7/9/18 Modern Machine Shop Product Post:

    Kitamura Machinery’s five-axis Supercell-300G horizontal manufacturing cell features a 20-station automatic pallet changer (APC) with work ID system and a 174-tool, matrix-style toolchanger.

    Packing 20 pallets (or an optional 80 pallets) into a 151" footprint, the Supercell-300G can run small- to medium-size parts completely unattended. The cell’s integrated work ID system employs an IC chip on each pallet, enabling storage and communication of pallet work data to the pallet scheduling submenu. Pallet table size is 200 mm (7.9") in diameter, with a maximum height of 200 mm (7.9"). The integrated design of the pallet pool system enables access to and visibility of all pallets simultaneously. The cell’s automatic work handling robot reduces pallet load and unload times and facilitates just-in-time production of a varied mix of parts.  

    The machine’s 360-degree rotary table tilts 30 to 120 degrees on an A-axis trunnion. The fourth and fifth axes employ precision roller gear cam technology, along with a hydraulic clamping system designed for five-axis simultaneous machining.             

    The 20,000-rpm, dual-contact spindle is designed to handle exotic materials common to the aerospace and medical industries. 

    The 174-tool, matrix-style toolchanger magazine (up to 314 tools available) handles tools up to 350 mm (13.7") in length, 150 mm (5.9") in diameter and 10 kg (22 lbs) in weight. Tool-change time is 1.3 seconds. Other features and capabilities include linear scale feedback in all axes, high speed rapid feed rates of 60 m/min. (2,362 ipm), 67 million pulse encoder technology and Kitamura’s original icon driven Arumatik-Mi CNC. Positioning accuracy is ±0.002 mm (0.000079") full stroke, and repeatability is ±0.001 mm (0.000039").  

    Compared to a vertical spindle configuration, a horizontal design improves rigidity and workpiece accessibility and chip management.  Better chip management translates to improved accuracy, surface finish, part change over time and tool life. 

     

     

    IMTS 2018 Exhibitor

    Kitamura Machinery of USA, Inc.

    South, Level 3, Booth 339148 

     

  • OKAMOTO IMTS BOOTH #236834

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    August 2018
     

    At IMTS 2018, Okamoto Corporation will have a much larger booth in a more central location in the North Hall Booth #236834. Their booth will feature 2 new models along with other well-known and popular machines with automation capability.

  • INVITATION TO TOS BOOTH AT IMTS 2018

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    JUNE 2018
     

     The World Premiere Builder of Horizontal Table Type and Floor Type Boring Mills, TOS VARNSDORF, and their partner, FLINT MACHINE TOOLS, INC., invite you to visit Booth #338994 in the South building where they are exhibiting a TOS WHQ 13 CNC Horizontal Boring Mill. This is the most successful machine produced by TOS VARNSDORF.  The machine won its respect thanks to its great power, large travel spans and a progressive and wisely simple design that lends it an amazing reliability. It is an ideal machine for effective, heavy duty, complete machining of larger workpieces at the workshops where high cutting power, broad application, high reliability and user-friendly operation are the priorities. This machine is available for purchase.  Register now to make sure you don’t miss the largest manufacturing event of the year!

     MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS

    TOS WHQ 13 CNC with iTNC530 control

    “X” Axis Travel 3,500mm

    “Y” Axis Travel 2,500mm

    “Z” Axis Travel 1,250mm

    ATC 60 Tools

    Chip Conveyor for X 3,500mm

    CHOV 10 Bar Through the Spindle

    Rotary Table 1,800 x 2,200 mm 25T

     

  • KITAMURA MYCENTER-HX400iG LIMITED TIME PRICING EVENT

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    March 2018
     
  • SHARP INDUSTRIES INTRODUCES NEW VERSATILE, VARI SPEED 1340S LATHE WITH K PACKAGE

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    FEBRUARY 2018
     

    Sharp 1340VS K Package

    • 2 Axes Digital Readout System (NEWALL)

    • 8" 3 Jaw Chuck

    • Chuck Guard with Limit Switch

    • Steady Rest

    • Full Length Splash Guard

    • Coolant System

    • 4 Way Tool Post

    • Work Light

    • Back Plate

    • Dead Centers with Sleeves

    • Tool Kit

     

    Features: 

    • 13" Swing, 40" Between Centers, 3 HP Motor
    • Digital Variable Speed 40-2,000 rpm, accommodate single phase power source
    • D1-4 Camlock Spindle, 1-1/2" Spindle Bore
    • Cross Slide Movement Control at Apron
    • Removable Gap for Larger Swing Work Piece
    • Induction Hardened and Ground Bedways

     

     FOR MORE DETAILS, CALL FLINT MACHINE TOOLS SALES AT 800-984-2620. 

     

  • NEW & IMPROVED FEATURES OF THE CHEVALIER SMART-818III GRINDER

    January 2018
     

    SMART-818III

    Long regarded as the most durable and accurate grinder in the CNC industry, the Chevalier SMART-818III Grinder is now equipped with several new and improved features designed to increase operator efficiency, machine productivity and to create a cleaner workplace environment. 

    • The interior space has been sharply increased from 59” x 20” to 79” x 20” while the width of the floor space has been reduced from 104” to 84”.
    • A larger cover that opens from the top makes loading and unloading of workpieces easier and faster.
    • A wider front door and a larger viewing area provide a bigger and better view of the grinding operation, increasing operator efficiency. 
    • A new splash cover design reduces oil mist leakage from the grinding process, resulting in a much drier and healthier work area.
    • A wider waterway accelerates the coolant discharge from the machine.
    • A now-standard LED working light better illuminates the interior of the machine.

    Contact us for more information. 

  • CHEVALIER INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE

    JANUARY 2018
     

    SMART-B2460II

    SMART-B2460II 3 AXIS SURFACE GRINDER

    • SMART-II Control 
    • 24" x 60" table size
    • 33.46" max dis. from table surface to spindle centerline
    • 0.032-49 fpm table speed
    • 15HP/500-2,000rpm spindle motor
    • 63" max long/27.95"  max cross travel
    • 260" x 187" x 128" floor space

     

    FSG-40120DC

    FSG-40120DC DOUBLE COLUMN GRINDER

    • SMART-II Control 
    • 39.3" x 118" table size
    • 45" max ram stroke
    • 16-82 fpm table speed
    • 45" spindle nose to table
    • 49" max cross travel
    • 20HP/500-2,000rpm spindle motor
    • 332" x 156" x 146" floor space

     

    FVGC-II

    FVGC-II VERTICAL GRINDER

    • FANUC 0i-MD Control    
    • 47.2" x 20" table size
    • 31.5" long/18.5" cross/20.1" head travel
    • 5.9"-21.7" spindle nose to table
    • 21.7" spindle center to column
    • 10HP/12,000rpm spindle motor
    • 110" x 147" x 106" floor space

     

    FCL-3280

    FCL-3280 MULTI-FUNCTION CNC LATHE

    • FANUC 0i-TD Control    
    • 32" max swing
    • 32" cutting diameter
    • 79" max cutting length
    • 5.28" bar capacity
    • 30HP spindle motor w/ 3-speed gear head
    • 224" x 91" x 87" floor space

  • KITAMURA MYCENTER-HX250iG FINANCING PROMOTION

    March 2017
     

    NO PAYMENTS FOR 5 MONTHS WITH 5% DOWN PROMOTION on the industry's lowest priced, feature packed HMC, the Kitamura Mycenter-HX250iG Compact Horizontal Machining Center.  Special financing offer available for equipment purchased in the USA.

    STAND-OUT, PROFIT ENHANCING FEATURES OF THE MYCENTER-HX250iG

    • 10X faster direct drive 4th axis - 108,000deg./min (300rpm)
    • Positioning accuracy +2arc sec
    • 50% faster tool change - 0.9 seconds
    • 5x faster processing speeds - 67 million pulse encoder technology
    • World's fastest 60m/min (2,362ipm) rapid rates
    • Touch screen display Arumatik-Mi Control  
    • Optional 10-Station APC and 102-tool field upgrades available
    • 15,000rpm and optional 30,000rpm spindle speeds available

     

    SIMPLIFY YOUR COMPLEX MACHINING CHALLENGES TODAY

    Kitamura's Mycenter-HX250iG - Big work envelope, Big cutting capability (think steel), Small footprint

     

     

  • INTRODUCING THE NEW KITAMURA MYCENTER-HX250iG HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTER

    January 2017
     

    They are finally arriving – The NEW Kitamura Mycenter-HX250iG Horizontal Machining Centers with Arumatik –Mi Control, Ultra-Compact Footprints #30 Taper/#40 Taper, World’s Fastest Rapid/Cutting Feeds 60m/min (2,362ipm), Lowest Cost HMC’s, Biggest Work Envelopes, 2-Station APC, High Speed 4th Axis Rotary Table, DD Motor Driven, Up to 30,000rpm Spindle Speeds.  These HMC’s offer increased productivity with ultra-high speeds, unmatched accuracy and rigid, precise cutting power.  

  • "NEW" FRYER MACHINES

    January 2017
     

    The CL-12 is being re-made as a small high speed linear way production machine.  Available with an 8 station turret or gang tooling. 5C collet closer or pneumatic chuck.  Siemens or Fanuc.

    The UM-30 is being finished and will be a popular, affordable 5 axis. 15K spindle, 26” plate, 1,400IPM, 40-tool ATC, Siemens 840 or Fanuc 31i.

    The VT Series is really looking good. The VT-80 and 60 are redesigned and shipping. The new VT-30 and VT-40 are coming soon.

    The MB Series gets a face lift with new guarding and new consoles. UL and CE certified, these new machines can go into shops that demand safety guarding.  Of course, you can also get them with open guarding.  Look for a new MB-10Q.

    The ET Series continue with high quality and great features. Look for a new ET-16 and a great low price.

  • FRYER MACHINE SYSTEMS DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

    January 2017
     

    Congratulations to Flint Machine Tools, Fryer Machine Systems’ #1 Distributor for 2016.  Steve Flint and his team have done an outstanding job selling a wide range of Fryer products.

  • INTRODUCING NEW HANWHA MODELS

    December 2016
     

    Hanwha Machinery America introduces the XD32/38II Swiss-type Lathe Series with bar capacity up to 38 mm (1.50" diameter) at the main and sub spindle. More tool positions and additional machining capabilities are the highlight of this new machine series.  

    Hanwha recently announced the availability of its new model XD20V CNC Swiss Lathe. This machine is a high performance version of the XD Series.  The new 8-Axis XD20V comes standard with a FANUC 32i-B control, five cross milling tools, two deep hole gun drilling stations, C-axis on the main and sub spindle, an eight-position back working station with four live tools and Y2-axis. A programmable B-axis tool post with three front / three back facing live tool spindles is available as an option. The XD20V offers a 10,000 RPM main spindle and 1,600 IPM rapid traverse rate.  The XD20V was designed to machine close tolerance and multi-featured parts, such as medical and aerospace applications.

  • NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH TOS TRADE NORTH AMERICA

    November 2016
     

    Flint Machine Tools is excited to announce a new partnership with TOS Trade North America, LLC, a company established by TOS Varnsdorf, the world-renowned horizontal boring mill manufacturer located in the Czech Republic. Through this new partnership, Flint Machine Tools adds the product portfolio of TOS Horizontal Boring Mills to its high-end offering.  Flint will bring exceptional customer service, support and new product integrations that present new dynamic profitable solutions showing the strength of TOS product lineup.

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