Matsuura launch automated MX-520 5 axis

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Matsuura are pleased to announce the launch of MX-520 PC4, a four pallet automated version of our ground-breaking and market leading MX-520 - our entry level single table 5-axis vertical machining center model.

Matsuura MX-520 PC4 automated 5 axis CNC machiningAs a single table entry model into the high quality world of Matsuura 5 axis machining, the MX-520 has been nothing short of a phenomenal success for Matsuura globally. Offering ease of use and reliable 5-axis machining, the MX delivers dynamic machining versatility, high accuracy and reliability, and excellent cost performance.

Hand-built in the same Japanese factory as our legendary MAM72 5 axis range, since its debut in 2010 the MX-520 has sold in substantial numbers in every territory to a myriad of industries, machining all known materials.

Many customers sought to automate their MX-520 machines with aftermarket none Matsuura pallet pools and changers – the majority of which were integrated and project managed by Matsuura UK engineers. There are over 70 MX-520 machines in successful and profitable operation in the UK.

The demand for a Matsuura OEM automation solution for the MX-520 PC4 has arisen directly from our customers.

With cost down pressures on all manufacturers, the need for reliable automated machining is increasing – and Matsuura across our range have a proven and demonstrable history in reliable and innovative unmanned operation.

The MX-520 PC4 comes equipped with 90 tools and an installed Universal Robot Interface to maximise the automation potential of this eagerly awaited addition to our automated 5 axis offering and range.

The latest FANUC 31i (iHMI, 15-inch touch panel type) is installed and integrated with Matsuura's highly respected original software, which ensures ease of use, status at a glance functionality and excellent operational control.

With consideration for the growing requirement for factory optimisation and remote offsite monitoring, the MX-520 PC4, like all Matsuura machines, is “Internet of Things” ready.

Our highly capable 12,000 min-1 spindle (120.0 Nm) is provided as standard. To cope with increasing requests from industry to machine hard-to-cut materials, a

high-torque (187.0 Nm) motor is available as an option. Our renowned and reputable 20,000 min-1 (108.7Nm) spindle for high-speed machining of aluminium parts is also available as an option.

Matsuura will exhibit the MX-520 PC4 at EMO2017 (September 18-23 in Hannover, Germany), as well as CMTS2017 (September 25-28 in Toronto, Canada).