Making the ‘Impossible’, ‘possible’ with new Nakamura JX-200
Taking its industry-leading turning technology to a new level, Nakamura-Tome has now introduced the new JX-200 multi-tasking mill/turn centre. Now available in the UK from the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), the JX-200 incorporates Nakamura’s new NT Smart Cube – the world’s shortest tool spindle in its class. This provides a compact footprint with a spacious work area and unrivalled kinematics that drastically improve machining performance.
Nakamura has recognised the increased need of industry to manufacture smaller batch sizes with higher flexibility. With customers wanting ‘more flexible machining’ and ‘higher part production’ rates with a single machine, the JX-200 is the solution. This new machine can accommodate a larger number of tools and this delivers unrivalled flexibility for handling multiple types of low-quantity production.
The impressive new JX-220 is a twin-spindle machine with an upper tool spindle that swivels +/-95 degrees to provide exceptional flexibility. This unit has an impressive 15/11kW power output and a 12,000rpm spindle with an 18,000rpm spindle as an option. The upper tool spindle has an 80-position tool carousel as standard with 40 or 120 tools as optional extras.
On the lower tooling turret as standard is milling capability and also Y-axis machining. The lower turret provides a 6,000rpm milling spindle with 8,000rpm optional and both upper and lower milling capability is extremely rigid and robust for heavy-duty material removal applications.
In combination with the upper tool spindle and the lower turret, the new JX-200 machine is perfect for a multitude of different machining methods such as simultaneous machining with both left and right spindles, engaging both upper and lower tool positions simultaneously, and even machining with centre support mounted on the lower turret. Whatever your application, the JX-200 is the epitome of flexibility for your machining tasks. With the facility for operations such as turning, milling, drilling and gear cutting, this ‘All in One’ machine will appeal to manufacturers in an extremely wide variety of industry sectors.
This flexibility is underpinned by a new heavy-duty column structure that has now been introduced to the JX-200. To create the most stable and robust platform for machining all material and component types, the new design has an optimised centre of gravity design that gives unparalleled strength and stability against loads from any direction.
The machine has a 65mm bar capacity with 51 and 80mm diameter options. The 65mm machine has a maximum turning diameter of 325/255mm with a maximum turning length of 1058mm. All this is crammed into a compact floor area of 2.9m by 5.2m. With the Nakamura-Tome JX-200, ETG can change the impossible to possible.