The D800Z is the newest addition to Makino’s family of five axis vertical machining centres. It offers easy access to the spindle and table, a highly rigid structure for responsive cutting, outstanding surface finishes, according to Makino, and optional automation devices. Workpieces of up to 1,000 mm in diameter and 1,200 kg in weight can be machined in five axes, with great efficiency and fewer operations for reduced production time, claims the company.
The five axis capability of the D800Z can be utilized in five-face milling mode to minimize setup, maximizing access to complex, multisided parts and reducing cycle times, or to address the demanding angular, blending, matching, fine-surface finishes and 3-D accuracy requirements of die-and-mold components.
The machine can be configured with two different spindle combinations: #40 and #50. The #40 machine offers a standard Cat #40 (or optional HSK-A63) 14,000-rpm spindle. As an option, the #40 machine can also be configured with a 20,000-rpm HSK-A63 spindle. It incorporates a 40-tool magazine. The #50 machine offers a standard Cat #50 (or optional HSK-A100) 12,000-rpm spindle. As an option, it can also be configured with an 18,000-rpm HSK-A100 spindle. The #50 machine incorporates a 48-tool magazine. The range of spindle offerings provides the ability to customize the machine to suit a wide variety of machining applications. It has feedrates of 36,000 mm/min. on the X, Y and Z axes, and 18,000 deg/min (50 rpm) on the B and X axes.