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Makino a61nx Offers Mold Manufacturers Improved Throughput and Efficiency

Makino’s new a61nx horizontal machining center provides mold manufacturers with the capabilities necessary to significantly improve productivity through reduced setups, secondary machine operations, polishing, fitting and spotting.

The a61nx’s 14,000-rpm high-speed, high-power spindle is well suited for a variety of operations in steel. Its direct-drive B-axis table enables spindle access to three sides of a part in a single setup for improved positioning accuracy and productivity.

The standard a61nx features a 730 mm (28.7 inches) X-axis, 650 mm (25.6 inches) Y-axis and extended Z-axis of 800 mm (31.5 inches), ideal for the production of mold lifters and slides. Its 60-tool-capacity automatic tool changer provides manufacturers with ample storage for a wide variety of tooling. The a61nx’s automatic pallet changer enables mold manufacturers to perform setups outside of the machine without interrupting the machine process, substantially reducing in non-cut times that cannot be achieved on a vertical machining center.

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