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Ward CNC has announced the availability of the four-axis Hyundai-Kia SKT MTS multi-tasking centre.

The company said a benefit of the SKT 2500 MTS is its 18.5kW, 8000 rev/min, high-torque B-axis milling head and the 4500 rev/min sub-spindle with full C-axis capability (that complements the 30kW main spindle), which, with ‘kissing spindle’ design, enables synchronised part exchange at 30m/min rapid traverse.

The machine’s credentials for flexibility are based around the milling head that has +1200 rotation with 0.0010 indexing through a heavy-duty, dual-lead worm gear and servo motor.

The head has the added advantage of 250mm Y-axis stroke for off-centre feature machining and a Z-axis stroke of 1100mm servicing both main and sub-spindles.

The milling head slide (which also accommodates standard lathe tooling) also carries a 22-tool magazine (optionally, 43 or 65) that provides a tool change time of 1.5s and chip-to-chip time of 5s.

The maximum tool size is 95mm diameter, which can be extended to 104mm when adjacent pockets are empty.

With a bar capacity of 76mm, a 10in chuck size and options of programmable tailstock, the SKT MTS has a maximum turning diameter and length of 500mm and 1100mm, respectively, while the swing over the bed is 780mm.

Fanuc 18i-TB is the control system.

The machine combines high power in a heavy-duty single cast bed construction with rigid box guideways, and if the optional, fully programmable 110mm diameter quill tailstock is specified, automatic clamp and unclamp is incorporated.

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