Horizontal CNC Machines

All our horizontal CNC machines achieve more production throughput because they offer higher levels of spindle optimisation and machine utilisation. With a wide range of additional tailored options you can have a bespoke solution designed specifically to your manufacturing needs. Helping you to reduce set-up time and remove or reduce 'non-productive manned operations.' 

If you are thinking about how to achieve greater productivity in a cost down machine shop environment with a multi-pallet 4 axis Horizontal CNC machining centre, then talk to us - we'll help you rethink the way you work - and it's free. Get in touch - you'll be surprised at just what you can afford.

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Horizontal CNC Machines

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H.Plus-405 PC12

Automated, Horizontal Excellence


Proven, multi-pallet large capacity automated 5 axis machining of billets, components and castings in the Ø1,000 x H770 range, weighing up to 800kg

H.Plus-300 PC15

Our best selling multi-pallet horizontal, and unrivaled in the market for unmanned 4 axis production

H.Plus-500 PC6

6 Pallets, each 500mm2, in a robust and proven 4 axis horizontal configuration


Full 5 Axis with Programmable Tailstock


Best selling 4 axis multi-pallet horizontal, twin 300mm² pallets and a host of tailored, cost effective production enhancing options


Delivering production and profit to end users for over a decade - the world beating H.Plus-405


BT40 500mm² multi-pallet 4 axis horizontal with the largest capacity in its class


BT50 500mm2 multi-pallet 4 axis horizontal delivering effortless torque and high metal removal rates


Best in class for 630mm² pallet horizontal machining centres, largest working envelope and processing capacity


Offering the same robust performance dimensions as the H.Plus-630, the H.Plus-800 comes equipped with twin 800mm² pallets


High speed, BT50, Twin pallet, fast, efficient machining


Power, speed, accuracy - the SPN701 has it all


The SPN901; Large capacity, high speed - with effortless power to match.


Box slideways, twin pallets, BT50 6,000rpm gearbox spindle & 88 tool station ATC as standard, this powerful machine tool achieves incredible metal removal rates.


Ultra rigid "box in a box" construction, the SPN503 delivers high speed and optimised production

Horizontal CNC machines with world class productivity

Matsuura Machinery are regarded as the large horizontal, multi pallet machining centre specialists. Within our carefully selected horizontal CNC machines product portfolio, Matsuura Machinery can offer your business a myriad of horizontal CNC machine tool solutions from the world’s most innovative producers and manufacturers of this genre of production machining centre.

Horizontal CNC machine solutions configured to maximise process efficiency for your specific workload

Supporting your growth means solutions designed within your budget, resources and space which deliver exceptional returns on investment. That’s why Matsuura Machinery focus upon engineering solutions to deliver you a competitive edge. Our innovative engineers are experts in optimising horizontal CNC machines and machine manufacturing processes, because they have access to a ‘best in class brand portfolio’. This is backed by world class customer support, 'on the shelf' spares and outstanding maintenance engineers.

We can help you rethink the way you work - and it's free. Get in touch - you'll be surprised at just what you can afford.

What is horizontal CNC machining?

Horizontal Machining Centres possess spindles that are parallel to the floor, allowing for effective swarf fall away and evacuation from the machining area. Most HMC machines have 4 axes, the 4th being a rotary axis that can offer the workpiece to the cutting tool at varying angles. Most modern Horizontal machining Centres are designed with Automated Pallet Changers / Automated Pallet Pools for extended unmanned running and production efficiency. When coupled with tombstone fixturing, a horizontal machine tool can process work that is set on 4 sides of the tombstone, optimising spindle cutting and utilisation time.

Horizontal Machining versus Vertical Machining?

A manned 3 axis vertical cannot match the productivity or spindle utilisation rates of a 4 axis or 5 axis multi-pallet horizontal machine tool. The spindle on a vertical, at best, is only cutting for 30% of the productive day with the available manned shift hours. By comparison, a horizontal CNC machine tool from Matsuura achieves upwards of 90% - sometimes even higher. Replacing several manned vertical cnc machining centres with just one automated and unmanned Matsuura H.Plus Series horizontal is something we do in the UK on a regular basis for UK manufacturers looking for reduced operator dependency & cost per part, whilst increasing productivity and profit. Watch this video for more information.


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