The nx platform tradition of expanding productivity, capabilities and machine reliability continues with the new a71nx horizontal machining center. Productivity and capabilities are advanced with larger axis travels, work zones and a standard direct-drive NC rotary table. A new high-torque, high-power 10,000-rpm spindle enables faster acceleration and deceleration while maintaining rigidity. The responsiveness of this spindle reduces common tapping operations by more than 20 percent.
Several enhancements have been made to reduce non-cut time on this new machine, including a vision-type broken-tool sensor (Vision B.T.S.) and inertia active control. The Professional 6 (Pro6) control helps operators move fluidly through machine setup and offers streamlined operation. Advanced motion-control Geometric Intelligence helps manufacturers make complex features faster.