Compact Vertical Machining Center for High Volume Production

In the high-volume production industry, the task of achieving the requirements of our customers such as shorter turnaround, higher quality and lower cost has become a constant challenge for the machine tool designer. Makino is well known for bringing quality and reliability through its innovative machining centers, technologies and process know-how. Makino’s new Compact Vertical Machining Center – Slim3n, provides high performance and extremely efficient machining for high volume part production. The Slim3n is ideally suited for a wide array of component machining applications focused on maximizing machining process, increasing flexibility, achieving smooth workflow and various types of automation.

Technical Specifications

Table: 600 mm x 400 mm
X: 500 mm Y: 400 mm Z: 400 mm

Spindle RPM
16,000 (optional 8,000)
Spindle Taper
HSK – A50
Rapid Traverse
50,000 mm/min
Cutting Feedrate
1 – 20,000 mm/min
Maximum Workpiece
975 x 500 x 580 mm
Maximum Payload
400 kg
ATC Capacity

Slim3n adopts fixed table design to provide customer flexibility for fixture design to meet demands of larger envelope, higher fixture weight and simple interfacing that allows a wide range of machining applications. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) design techniques were employed to optimize structural rigidity and torsional stiffness for ultimate performance and consistent results. The machine structural configuration is based on a closed frame type design together with a pair of long supporting columns achieving superior structural rigidity.

Makino’s leadership in spindle technology is renowned throughout the world. Spindle rigidity, higher speed, constant pre-load, multi-plane balancing, minimum vibration and reduced thermal growth are key topics that Makino has pioneered through the art of spindle making by innovative design and manufacturing. The Slim3n comes with 2 spindle specifications 16,000 rpm and 8,000 rpm to cater to the varying machining applications for high volume production machinery industry demands.

The standard 26 tool ATC magazine provides smooth, fast indexing to support high speed machining application. Designed with an armless, direct tool pick for increased performance, it also has an integral door design adding benefits of no separate actuators making it more reliable.

Created for the production environment, Slim3n coolant system enhances the productivity. Configured with nozzle and flush coolant as standard features, chips are efficiently removed from the cutting zone. Slim3n structure is designed with a slope for quicker evacuation. A Lift Up Chip Conveyor can be integrated at the rear of the machine to tailor to high chip generation demands.

Pallet Changer facilitates setting up on one pallet and machining on the other pallet simultaneously to reduce setup time.

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