Methods Machine Tools, Inc. recently released the KIWA KH-4100kai, a four-axis horizontal CNC machining center.
The compact machine tool has a modern design compared to its predecessor, the KIWA KH-4100, featuring a new powder coating and paint scheme. However, it's the internal improvements that make the difference.
"These are more than skin-deep enhancements," said Bernie Otto, Methods' Director of Technical Support. "New controls, new internal sheet metal placement, and wipers all contribute to improved planning, machining, and chip flow."
Outfitted with FANUC's new 0i-MF Plus control, the KH-4100kai offers numerous customizable functions, a new user interface, as well as pallet and tool management screens. New internal sheet metal placement and machine way wipers keep chips from interfering with critical components and guide chips to the center trough, ensuring a pristine, debris-free environment.
The KH-4100kai retains the features and benefits of the KH-4100 in a compact, familiar package. Benefits include simultaneous four-axis machining, a wide center trough in the machining area, and a unique coolant chip flow system.
The BIG-PLUS 40-taper spindle, backed by 20 horsepower and capable of running at 15,000 rotations per minute, guarantees rigidity and uniform cuts. A 60-tool automatic tool changer comes standard, giving operators versatile tooling options. Travel is 20.1"/ 510 millimeters on the X, Y, and Z axes.
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