The MAM72-52V, a high speed, large capacity 5-axis vertical machining center provides efficiency in cost-sensitive, high-volume markets. Matsuura UK’s Domenic Seminerio gave Paul Jones of MTDCNC a tour of the machine, offering an insight as to why this series of machine is the go to platform for unmanned, fully automated 5 axis production.
Enabling Variable Part/Variable Production and Extended Unmanned Operation, the MAM72-52V is designed to handle a greater workpiece size than existing models, offer faster response times to market and deliver even higher productivity to meet customers’ business requirements for ever faster cycle times and cost down performance.
With the new MAM72-52V, the maximum workpiece size is D520 mm x H400 mm with a load capacity of 300 kg 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 50 min-1 and 100 min-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 564 mm and that to the spindle center to 134 mm.
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 IoT ready, delivering measurable remote and real time monitoring of the machine status, condition, and performance. IoT, the internet of things, is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers (UIDs) and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. This optional feature for outputting machine running data to a host system is available using a communication protocol called ‘MTConnect’ designed for machine tools.
In 1995 Matsuura introduced the now legendary 5-axis machine tools, ushering in and defining a new age of unmanned palletized and fully automated pallet pool CNC machining production. 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.
Matsuura designed and defined the original tower pallet concept over 3 decades ago – and continue to develop reliable and versatile multi-pallet systems and CNC platforms for the modern machine shop and business.
For more information on the Matsuura MAM72-52V Machining Center, please contact your local Matsuura USA Distributor or visit: matsuurausa.com.
Video above courtesy of MTD-CNC and Matsuura Machinery UK.
Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc., located in St. Paul, MN is the U.S. subsidiary of Matsuura Machinery Corporation in Japan. Since 1935, Matsuura has been the forerunner in designing innovative technology and manufacturing solutions to a variety of industries around the globe. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. delivers unmatched excellence in 5-axis, vertical, horizontal, linear motor, multi-tasking CNC machine tools and machines with a powder bed metal AM platform with machining capability. Matsuura Machinery USA, Inc. provides the service, applications and technical field support that have always been the Matsuura standard for business. For more information on Matsuura products, contact: [email protected] or visit: matsuurausa.com.