Hardinge Inc. a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of two new Bridgeport 50-taper Vertical Machining Centers to their growing machine tool product line. These new machining centers, the Bridgeport GX 1300-50 and the GX 1600-50 complement the 40-taper models which were released previously.
The new machines are designed for heavy cutting of the toughest materials. In addition to a rugged 50 taper spindle they are manufactured with a heavy-duty cast iron base for added stiffness, damping characteristics and increased thermal stability. The standard Fanuc spindle motor provides 47HP (35Kw). A 24-tool capacity, bi-directional automatic tool changer is standard. In addition to the many standard features, a host of options are also available including 4th and 5th axis drive packages, rotary tables, tool probe, part probe, spindle oil chiller and many others.