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New Speedio R450X1 available from Whitehouse Machine Tools

New Speedio R450X1 available from Whitehouse Machine Tools

Added to MTDCNC by Whitehouse Machine Tools on 25 June 2014

Now available from Whitehouse Machine Tools to bolster the already formidable 'Speedio' line of machining centres, is the new R450X1 machining centre from Brother. Developed to maximise productivity levels, the compact new Speedio R450X1 incorporates a twin-pallet system with a changeover speed of under 3 seconds to maximise machining uptime.

The design and development of the new Speedio R450X1 is part of the Brother 'quest' to reduce non-productive time to zero, and evidence of this noted throughout the new machine. Utilising Brother's high speed 2-face QT Table pallet change system, production efficiency is greatly improved. This system works in synchronisation with a 14 or 22 tool magazine that promotes process integration whilst the work envelope has been increased with the Speedio's Jig area enlargement that makes this compact machine applicable to a wider scope of applications. The jig mounting enables the new R450X1 to conduct turning operations up to a diameter of 1.1m.

Whilst the turning jig fixture and twin pallet set-up make this new machining centre an extremely flexible and productive offering, quality is instilled throughout. The machine structure and column is based on CAE analysis to improve rigidity in excess of 15% over its predecessor and a high powered motor with a maximum torque of 40NM as standard, or 92NM as an optional extra, provides high material removal rates for maximum productivity levels.

This high powered spindle uses a fast acceleration/deceleration motor to deliver a start-up or stop time of just 0.15 seconds. This lightening speed is also incorporated into the tool changeover system that can provide a tool to tool time of 0.9 seconds with a chip to chip time of 1.7 seconds. In addition to the power, rigidity and speed of the R450X1, the machine also offers a host of optional extras such as hydraulic ports for jig mounting, through coolant spindle, air-assisted tool washing, automatic oil lubricator, manual pulse generator, tool breakage detection and a rotary B-axis for full 5-side machining.

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