METHODS MACHINE TOOLS recently released the Nakamura-Tome SC-100X2 twin-turret multitasking machine, which uses two tools on either side of the upper turret for superimposed machining, making it a logical solution for Swiss-style parts greater than 25 millimeters in diameter.
Superimposed machining lets shops take on complex contracts and more jobs – all while completing them in a fraction of the time – compared to other machining methods. With simultaneous machining capability, machine shops can reduce their cycle times and ultimately reduce costs.Operators also can use the upper and lower turret simultaneously, turning the SC-100X2 into a true twin spindle/twin turret machine, providing even more ways to solve complex machining problems. “There are a ton of ways to machine complex parts on the SC-100X2, but at the end of the day the math is remarkably simple: the more tools in the cut, the less time it takes to complete a job,” stated Sergio Tondato, Methods' senior director, Nakamura-Tome product line. “No matter what type of job you put on this machine, the results are the same; lower costs per piece.”
The novel design contributes to faster cycle times compared to other machining strategies while maintaining the precision and accuracy standards of Nakamura-Tome machines.
The SC-100X2 automatically unloads workpieces once machining is complete, minimizing manual intervention and downtime. When the machine completes a cycle, the parts catcher grips the part and places it on a conveyor, removing it from the machining environment.
Nakamura-Tome’s software allows operators to program superimposed and multi-turret jobs as easily as single-turret operations, all accessible from a FANUC 0i-TF Plus control. The software package also includes features such as Nakamura’s NT-Nurse system, NT- Smart Sign, NT-Navigator, oscillation turning and thermal compensation artificial intelligence, for start-to-finish accuracy. Learn more at www.methodsmachine.com