Gemini Series Machine now offered by Ace Micromatic. PHOTO: ToyodaClick image to enlargeJTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. and Ace Micromatic Group have formed a strategic alliance to offer a complete range of high-speed production machines to their customers. JTEKT Toyoda Americas has signed a long-term agreement to be the exclusive importer of the entire Ace Micromatic machining line.

Immediately, Toyoda will be introducing several new specific machine classes to its production product range. Among these machines is the Gemini XL Twin Spindle vertical machining center. The twin spindles, combined with fast linear guideways and traverse rates of 1,968 ipm (50 m/min), makes the Gemini XL series best suited for industries with high-volume production such as automotive, aerospace, and medical.

The MCV450XL vertical machining center is equipped with an integrated rotary pallet changer with factory integrated overhead hydraulics, a 12,000 RPM direct drive spindle, and FANUC fine mold package with 400 block look ahead. Linear pallet changers are also available as an option with this machine and across the entire VMC lineup.

The DTC-400 XL high-speed drill tap machining center. This compact, powerful machine is loaded with high-speed spindle options, up to 24 tools, and rapid feedrates up to 2,362 ipm (60 m/min).

These production-type machine tools will be offered across the US and Canadian markets. Toyoda will stock machines as well as parts inventory for this new strategic partnership while sales and support are provided by JTEKT Toyoda Americas Corp. in Arlington Heights, Ill.

For more information visit www.Toyoda.com

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