Methods Machine Tools
Np Methods Mb650 Uamp 800 605c088541c16

5-Axis Bridge-Type Machining Center

March 25, 2021
Versatile, high-precision machine with automatic pallet changing and tool changing allows operators to handle workpieces of various sizes and weights in lights-out operation.

The new METHODS MACHINE TOOLS MB 650U Automatic Manufacturing Package (MB 650U AMP) blends the precision and speed of Methods’ five-axis MB 650U and the convenience of the six-pallet Indunorm automatic pallet changer (APC). The result is a versatile, high-precision machine capable of unattended, lights-out operation.

Measuring 82.68 x 82.68 in., the compact APC gives the MB 650U AMP the ability to complete multiple workpieces without the need for additional automation. The work envelope spans 19.7 in. in diameter and 19.7 in. in height, with a weight of 425 lb., allowing users to handle workpieces of various sizes and weights with ease. The confluence of the APC and the 48-tool automatic tool changer (ATC) reduces setup and changeover times.

Accuracy is still at the core of the bridge-type machining center. Features include 21 hand-scraped surfaces, a BLUM spindle probe, and a laser tool probe with kinematic calibration capabilities—enabling precise, quick workpiece measurements. All five axes have Heidenhain scales, giving users the capacity to obtain more accurate measurements.

Users can take on challenging applications thanks to the BIG-PLUS 40 taper direct-drive, 15,000 RPM spindle with 25 HP, while the thermal compensation components ensure absolute stability. The MB 650U AMP is a part of the Methods Machining Center product line. Developed by Methods utilizing decades of machining experience and manufactured by Litz Hitech Corp., each machine is backed by Methods’ industry-leading service and support. All Methods Machining Centers are engineered to precise standards, inspected to meet strict quality and design specifications, and comply with ISO/ASME standards. Learn more at

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