Matsuura Machinery’s MAM72-52V 5-axis VMC

Matsuura Machinery’s MAM72-52V 5-axis VMC

September 24, 2020

Matsuura Machinery

Matsuura Machinery USA’s MAM72-52V is a high speed, large capacity 5-axis vertical machining center (VMC). The MAM72 series originated the concept of the tower pallet system and remains unrivalled in the marketplace.

Achieving process integration, complex 5-axis machining, and versatile functionality in all machining environments, variable-part variable-volume production and reliable extended unmanned operation are a standard feature of the MAM72 series.

With the new MAM72-52V, the maximum workpiece size is 520mm x 400mm with a load capacity of 300kg per pallet: a 23% increase in diameter, 50% increase in weight, and 75% increase in envelope volume compared to existing models.

In addition, the newly developed 4th-/5th-axis table equipped with direct drive motors achieves a rapid traverse rate of 50min-1 and 100min-1 respectively, enabling both high speed and high accuracy in one machine. By reviewing the machine structure, improved accessibility and good operability for setup are ensured since the distance from the machine front (oil pan edge) to the pallet center is reduced to 564mm and that to the spindle center to 134mm.

The MAM72-52V is an all-in-one machine that enables variable-part variable-volume production and extended unmanned operation, featuring a matrix tool magazine (130 tools/330 tool magazine base), tower pallet system (PC15) and chip removal system (spiral chip conveyor, lift-up chip conveyor) as standard.

The new machine is Internet of Things (IoT) ready, delivering measurable remote and real-time monitoring of the machine status, condition, and performance.

Synonymous with the introduction of the concept of lights out machining, this innovative production platform series became instantly recognizable by the tower pallet pools integrated into the machine design at their inception.

The denomination MAM signifies the unique and ground-breaking nature of these mother machines; ‘Matsuura Advanced Manufacturing.’

Introducing 5-axis machines such as the MAM72-S40 – with up to 90 pallets and 320 tools defined an era and shaped the future of cost down high quality prismatic and automated 5 axis machining. These self-contained factories became game-changers for investor companies – adding days of unattended and reliable 5-axis production to their bottom line and profitability, dramatically increasing their output, reducing cycle times and rapidly returning the initial investment made.