Multitasking Turning Center

Jan. 17, 2020
Methods' turning center features high-productivity milling and turning for a wide array of part manufacture.

The compact, high-precision Nakamura-Tome MX-100 Multitasking Turning Center offers high-productivity milling and turning for a wide array of part manufacture. A rigid construction as well as advanced software, smart features, and a 96-tool capacity provide exceptional accuracy and productivity. The multitasking turning center is equipped with a powerful 15 HP upper tool spindle with 20,000 rpm and turning capability. An 8,000 rpm milling turret offers 12 tool stations with 24 indexing positions.


A compact design maximizes floor space at 171" length x 110" width, while heavy-duty construction includes a rigid design casting and column at 37,200 lb.—30% heavier than other machines in its class. An eco-friendly solution, the MX-100 has grease lubrication of slide axes.


The Nakamura MX-100 features a 12,000 rpm upper tool spindle with a 2.5" diameter bar capacity. Total Y-axis travel is 8.26", and the X-axis travel is up to 1.9" below the spindle center. The MX-100 features a SmartX touch-screen, PC-based 19" high-resolution color display LCD panel, which works in conjunction with the Fanuc 31i-B5 control for a high degree of functionality.


The MX-100 comes with several smart features including the NT Work Navigator that can recognize the coordinates of machine parts with non-round shapes such as those in forgings and castings, without any additional costs involved. Critical functionality includes phase recognition (key for multitasking), direct chucking enabling transfer without positioning error, and precise synchronization of the left/ right-hand spindles. Additional functions include a load monitor for identifying tool wear/ breakage, tool life management, and machine monitoring.