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Doosan 5-axis horizontal machining centre makes its UK debut at MACH 2016.
Doosan 5-axis horizontal machining centre makes its UK debut at MACH 2016.

Doosan 5-axis horizontal machining centre makes its UK debut at MACH 2016.

Added to MTDCNC by Mills CNC Ltd on 23 January 2016

Following successful international launches first at Doosan’s DIMF Show (South Korea) in May 2015 and then at EMO (Milan) in October 2015, the new Doosan DHF 8000 - a large-capacity horizontal machining centre with simultaneous 5-axis machining capability – will make its UK debut on Mills CNC’s stand at MACH 2016 (Hall 5 Stand 5430).

The DHF 8000, one of 20 Doosan machines being showcased by Mills at MACH, is a high-performance, high-productivity machining centre designed to machine large, high-precision complex parts (in fewer set-ups and reduced processing times) for the aerospace and energy sectors (to name but a few).

The Fanuc 31i- 5 controlled machine features a powerful 35kW/6000rpm (960 N-m) 'nodding-head' spindle with +60/-100 degrees’ A-axis capability, a twin pallet configuration (each pallet is 800mm x 800mm in size  accommodating work-pieces up to 2000kg in weight), and a high-capacity automatic tool changer (up to 196 tools).

The DHF 8000 is equipped with a HSK spindle (thereby widening its appeal to aerospace component manufacturers), but can also be supplied with a BT 50 spindle if required.

The machine can handle large work-pieces (X-axis = 1450mm; Y-axis = 1200mm; Z-axis = 1500mm), and boasts 40m/min rapid rates (X- and Y-axes) and 50m/min (Z-axis).

As well as being fast and powerful, the DHF 8000 is also accurate and productive and is equipped with dual ball-screws (Y- and Z-axes), a rigid and thermally-stable design and build; a high-efficiency chip evacuation system and a sophisticated cooling system for the machine’s spindle and ball-screws.

Says Tony Dale, Mills CNC’s Technical Director:

'The DHF 8000 is the next generation of large high-productivity horizontal machining centres from Doosan that provides manufacturers with full simultaneous 5-axis capability.

'The machine will be showcased on our Stand at MACH machining complex aerospace-type parts in one–hit, and to do this is equipped with a HSK – A100 spindle.'

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