Horizontal Machining 5‑Axis


Horizontal Machining 5-Axis

The a61nx-5E 5-Axis horizontal machining center offers the right-size solution for small aerospace parts production

The a61nx-5E five-axis horizontal machining center is built specifically for high-efficiency aluminum machining of small to mid-size, complex five-axis components and monolithic aerospace parts.

  • Its design is based off of the widely successful nx-series machines.
  • Its unique slanted pallet changer configuration combines the chip shedding capability of a horizontal spindle with lay-down part loading on the pallet station.
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Technical Specifications

The a61nx-5E boosts productivity through the addition of twin direct-drive rotary axes for “one-and-done” efficiency. The a61nx-5E features an innovative automatic pallet changer design that directly loads the pallet into the 5th axis rotary table, while providing flat surface for ergonomic workpiece loading.

Spindle options for the a61nx-5E range from the standard 14,000 RPM high-power spindle, to a remarkable 24,000 RPM, 80kW (duty rated) spindle for aluminum machining in aerospace. This under-race-lubricated, core-cooled spindle is capable of metal removal rates of up to 300 cubic inches per minute in the machining of aluminum. The a61nx-5E brings the metal removal and productivity of Makino’s MAG machines to a smaller platform, allowing aerospace manufactures to “right size” their parts production.

400 mm
X: 730 mm Y: 730 mm Z: 680 mm

B Axis

290° (-110° ~ +180°) Direct Drive

C Axis

360° Direct Drive

Spindle RPM

14,000 (24,000 opt)

Rapid Traverse

48,000 mm/min (X&Y), 43,000 mm/min (Z)

Cutting Feedrate

48,000 mm/min (X&Y), 43,000 mm/min (Z)

Maximum Workpiece

700 mm ø x 400 mm (with limitations)

Maximum Payload

150 kg

ATC Capacity

60 (133, 218, 313 opt)

Tool to Tool


Chip to Chip


Maximum Tool Diameter

170 mm

Maximum Tool Weight

12 kg

X: 28.7" Y: 28.7" Z: 26.8"

B Axis:

290° (-110° ~ +180°) Direct Drive

C Axis:

360° Direct Drive

Spindle RPM:

14,000 (24,000 opt)

Rapid Traverse:

1,890 ipm (X&Y), 1,693 ipm (Z)

Cutting Feedrate:

1,890 ipm (X&Y), 1,693 ipm (Z)

Maximum Workpiece:

27.6" ø x 15.75" (with limitations)

Maximum Payload:

330 lbs

ATC Capacity:

60 (133, 218, 313 opt)

Tool to Tool:


Chip to Chip:


Maximum Tool Diameter:


Maximum Tool Weight:

26.5 lbs