Dual-Spindle, Five-Axis, Flexible Production Center

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The Mikron XT-one machining center is designed to help improve efficiencies and lower cost-per-part while maintaining high quality standards.

In a business environment where efficiency is more important than ever, manufacturers are continually looking for new ways to optimize their production processes. Achieving higher volume at a reasonable per-piece cost without a loss in quality is a common goal across diverse industries such as the aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, electronics and writing instruments sector.

The Mikron XT-one machining center is designed to help improve efficiencies and lower cost-per-part while maintaining high quality standards. The two independent spindles (configured as needed 15,000 and 40,000 rpm) enable the machining center to work alternatively. While one spindle is machining, the other is changing the cutting tool (even at maximum spindle speed). This allows short, non-productive times with chip to chip of 0.9 seconds, even at maximum spindle speed. Savings could equal as much as 500 to 2,000 hours per year.

Other features include two fixtures for parallel operations (machining and loading), simultaneous production of different components, and six-face machining capability with workpiece size as large as 8” cubed.

Dual-Spindle, Five-Axis, Flexible Production Center