5-Axis Machining

July 3, 2018

Takumi USA will debut its new line of 5-axis machining centers at IMTS 2018. The Takumi line includes the U600 (XYZ/AC Travels: 24.4" x 39.4" x 19.7"/ +30°-110° x 360°) and U800 (XYZ/AC Travels: 31.5" x 39.3" x 29.5"/±120° x 360°). Both machines utilize a trunnion style, 2-axis table and the Heidenhain TNC 640 control. The U800 is a high speed gantry machining center over the high torque table (800 mm platter) that features an 80 RPM twin torque motor A axis and a 100 RPM single torque motor C axis. The U series by Takumi was developed to achieve world-class performance for die & mold, aerospace and other high speed applications that require tighter tolerances.


The U800 will be featured at Takumi USA’s booth during IMTS with a 5-axis simultaneous cutting demonstration of a 20" tall replica of the famousVenus De Milo sculpture. The reproduction will be produced in 4140 steel – showcasing the rigid machine construction, speed and superior part surface finish. Programming of the Venus De Milo will be provided in partnership with Cimquest Inc. using Mastercam 5-axis toolpaths.
“We decided on the Venus De Milo sculpture for the demo on the new U800 because the Takumi tagline is The Art of Productivity, which is a rough translation of the word Takumi. And 5-Axis illustrates the art of productivity perfectly,” said Maggie Smith, Marketing Manager.


Additional booth events include a hybrid manufacturing process demonstration using a Takumi H12 in partnership with 3D Hybrid Solutions; and visitors will also learn how to “make more chips” with the Takumi Fanuc H control on the heavy-duty high-torque Takumi V11 machining center in a partnership with Greenleaf Corporation.


Visit Takumi USA at booth #338420 in the South Building (Level 3 – Metal Cutting) at McCormick Place for a demonstration schedule and to learn more about Takumi’s art of productivity.


U800 Specifications:

  • Table Size 800 mm
  • Table Load 2204 lbs
  • XYZ Travels 31.5" x 39.4 x 29.5"
  • A/C Travels ±120°/360°
  • XYZ Rapids 1890 IPM
  • A/C Rapids 80 RPM/100RPM
  • (Direct Drive Ballscrews)
  • Spindle Taper HSK-63A
  • Spindle RPM 20,000
  • Spindle HP 33.5
  • Spindle Torque 88 fl-lbs
  • ATC Stations 32
  • Machine Weight 39,683 lbs


H12 Specifications:

  • Table Size 59.1" x 37.8"
  • Table Load 5,512 lbs
  • XYZ Travels 53.2" x 37.4" x 23.6"
  • XYZ Rapids 1,181 ipm
  • (Direct Drive Ballscrews)
  • Spindle Taper BIG PLUS® 40
  • Spindle RPM 15,000 (Direct Drive)
  • Spindle HP 20.1/24.8
  • Spindle Torque 105.5 ft-lbs
  • ATC Stations 30
  • Machine Weight 28,600 lbs


V11 Specifications:

  • Table Size 45.28" x 25.59"
  • Table Load 2,420 lbs
  • XYZ Travels 43.31" x 26" x 24.01"
  • XYZ Rapids 787 ipm
  • (Direct Drive Ballscrews)
  • Spindle Taper CAT 50
  • Spindle RPM 6,000 (Geared)
  • Spindle HP 14.8/20.1
  • Spindle Torque 397 ft-lbs
  • ATC Stations 24
  • Machine Weight 14,960 lbs