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MAY 2018

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MODERN EQUIPMENT REVIEW Modern Machine Shop 145 SPOTLIGHT | Machining Centers Five-Axis Machining Center Offers Precision for Medium-Size Workpieces Hermle's C 650 five-axis machining center is an extension of the Performance Line series, now providing three machine models for five-axis machining, including the C 250 and C 400. The C 650 uses a modification of the company's gantry-type design with a mineral-cast machine bed. The swiv- eling rotary table can accommodate workpieces weighing 1,500 kg, and having diameters of 900 × 600 mm. The traverse path in the stainless- steel-clad working area spans 1,050 × 900 × 600 mm with a vertical table clearance of 775 mm and a door aperture of 1,050 mm, ideal parameters for simple and safe crane charging, the company says. The system has an integrated tool magazine for 42 tools. Two additional magazines with 50 or 88 extra magazine pockets are avail- able as options. The control panel is designed to swivel easily to the magazine loading location, so the operator can enter the tool data directly into the tool table in the control system. The 200-mm high platform, adapted to the loading point, puts the operator in an opti- mal, ergonomic position to load and unload the tools. The machine is equipped with the Heidenhain TNC 640 control system as standard, with a 19" color TFT touch screen, which is now standard on all Hermle machines moving forward. An ergonomically adjustable comfort control panel is optional. Various digital components such as Hermle Information Monitoring Soft- ware (HIMS) and Hermle Automation Control System (HACS) are available. | Hermle Machine Co. 414-421-9770 hermlemachine.com

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