5-axis milling centre has moving bridge
Mecof, a division of ECMO Group, has introduced the Powermill machining centre, a travelling gantry, 5-axis milling centre. It has a moving bridge structure, which permits the loading of large, heavy workpieces on the stationary work table from overhead or from either end of the machine.
Users may specify travel in X/Y/Z: basically unlimited longitudinal, X-axis travel, and from 4, 5, 6, and 7 m of Y-axis stroke, with vertical ram stroke from 1.5 to 2.5 m. Several milling head options and an automatic head-exchange system also are available. Axis feed rate is 30 m/min.
The mechanical, universal milling head provides 6,000 RPM, or it can ship with a straight milling head, high-speed motorized spindles, or indexed or full 5-axis contouring milling heads.
According to the company, the box-in-box structure of these machines helps ensure rigidity, supporting high-precision work over long axis travels.
EMCO Corp. * 248-313-2700 * www.emco-world.com