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Toshiba Machine to Launch New Bridge-Mill at IMTS

The IMTS show will be soon approaching and there are many new things to see. One of our longest established principals, Toshiba Machine, have announced their presence at the show and will be introducing their brand new bridge mill.

As part of their ongoing development of medium sized machines for aerospace and die & mould industries, Toshiba have designed a fixed-table gantry mill capable of processing flat structural parts and more complex components requiring 5-face machining, turning or contouring.

With a distance of 4580mm between columns, a height of 1050mm from table to spindle gaugeline and 3500mm standard gantry travel, the MCW-4624 can accommodate parts weighing 10,000kg/M² within a machine floor area of less than 65M². Despite the ample vertical capacity under the bridge, the total machine height has been kept to 4900mm, a big benefit to many companies with low headroom.

Standard features include an indexable 5-face cutter head, tool changer, a 4000rpm BT50 spindle developing 1560 N.m of torque and fast 25 M/min rapids in the X and Y axes. Options include larger ATC up to 120 tools and several attachments including long nose snout for extended reach, an angle head developing 670 N.m of torque and a B axis indexing head. In place of a plain table, the MCW can be fitted with integrated rotary or turning tables and portable indexing units.

The free arm control pendant, which can be manipulated over the working area as well as outside the chip cover, incorporates the latest Toshiba Tosnuc PX100 CNC control. With its large 15” TFT display, this PC based control has several user media interfaces, comprehensive operation and programming support functions, together with numerous mechanical error compensation, safety and machine support features. The pop-up display menu dispenses with complicated software and minimises scan time which, together with the three section multi-screen edit facility, allows the operator maximum flexibility in machine operation.

Graphic machining simulation is accessed through the programme editor using a solid wire frame method and includes format checks, interference zones, machining time estimation and check on the final part shape. Macros developed by the customer are checked by a de-bug function.

The design and build of the MCW encompasses all of Toshiba in-house capabilities – research department, machine design based on over 40 years of experience on gantry machines, its own foundry for casting all main machine components, an extensive machine shop and an electronics division for CNC hardware / software.

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