H.plus-504 horizontal machining center
St. Paul, Minnesota – The Matsuura H.Plus horizontal machining centers are highly productive machine tools with high speed, rigidity, precision, reliability, and low cost of ownership. The series delivers long periods of reliable, unmanned operation, high accuracy and exceptionally efficient production. Since the series’ debut in 2000, more than 1,700 Matsuura H.Plus machining centers have been installed worldwide in various industries, including: medical, aerospace, aircraft, automobile, and precision subcontractors.
The H.Plus-504 is equipped with 500mm x 500mm pallet and #40-taper spindle. In response to customer and market demand for the accommodation of larger workpieces, the H.Plus-504 possesses the largest working envelope in its class and will handle a maximum workpiece size of D800mm x H1,000mm, weighing 750kg on each pallet.
In addition to the standard 12,000min-1 spindle, a 20,000min-1 (108.4Nm) for high speed machining and 15,000min-1 (350.0Nm) for high-torque, heavy-duty machining are available.
A rotary indexing table (B-axis) is provided as a standard feature, which is driven with a direct drive motor with a maximum feed rate of 100min-1. In addition, Matsuura's DCS (dynamic clamp system) and ADC (automatic acceleration and deceleration control) intelligently contribute to a shorter cycle and indexing time.
The expandable ATC/APC options enable extended unmanned operation: Tool storage capacity with a maximum of 330 tools (matrix type magazine) and pallet storage capacity with a maximum of 6 pallets (floor pallet system). The NC Matsuura G-Tech 31i is installed with MIMS: Matsuura Intelligent Meister System and utilizes a recently developed operation system (with a 15" touch panel screen), which improves operability, reduces non-cutting time and facilitates setup, operation and maintenance while saving labor and energy.
About Matsuura Machinery USA
Matsuura Machinery USA, located in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the importer of Matsuura machining centers in the United States. Matsuura delivers unmatched excellence in high speed and high precision CNC machine tools. The company’s unmanned, high accuracy machining equipment, including multi-pallet and multi-tasking machine tools provide manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe.
The company’s 40,000ft2 facility includes a large showroom and demonstration area, conference and training rooms, machine storage areas, accessories and spare parts, as well as administrative, service, and engineering application support.
Matsuura Machinery USA professionally markets and supports Matsuura equipment users through local distributors. Since 1935, Matsuura has been a leader in developing and manufacturing innovative machining equipment to ensure that manufacturing professionals always have the tools they need to create high quality parts. As the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan, Matsuura USA provides the premium service, applications, and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business.
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