Featured with the a51nx-5XU at IMTS.
Demand for small-part 5-axis machining is quickly growing, as manufacturers continue to seek new ways to consolidate operations and drive toward one-and-done processes. The a51nx-5XU 5-axis horizontal machining center offers these capabilities in a single machine platform. Designed with a unique work pallet magazine (WPM), this machining center can store 22 different workpieces (58 optional) for automated load and unload. The a51nx-5XU rotary axis consists of twin direct-drive motors for the B- and C-axes, which are housed and integrated within a single casting design for superior rigidity over standard 5th-axis retrofits. These features are all supported by the proven design and performance of the standard a51nx platform, reputed for its rigidity, reliability and productivity.