So you're in the market for a Vertical Machining Center. Let me introduce you to Takumi, USA.
What the #*? is a Takumi? That's what I said at first. I'm pretty selective when it comes to quality machine tools, but I am glad that I took the time to find out...and I think you will be glad too.
It looks like the way covers are doing their job. Notice that the way cover has an extension that goes under the table and does not just bolt to the face. This further helps protect the ball screw and ways and is just one of the features that helps set Takumi apart from the competition.
Let's start with the foundation. The machine weight is 13,000 lbs. and is MEEHANITE Cast Iron from the ground up. Ok, you say most machines are cast iron , have ball screws, linear ways, servo motors, etc.
So why should I consider Takumi? In my over 30 years in the machine tool industry, I can honestly say that Takumi is a well built machine. I will show you why.
The Takumi VC0852 is a 20" x 34" travel machine that has a robust design that sets it apart from similar sized machines. The Y axes ball screw is 40 mm and is pre-tensioned and supported in a hand scraped bearing block. By hand scraping the bearing block to its mating surface of the machine casting ensures that it is truly flat and prevents any deflection of the ball screw and prohibits lost motion - which all affect accuracy.
With that foundation the VC0852 easily supports its 1,102 lb. table capacity. The machine has a 12,000 rpm. CAT 40 spindle. A 24 station random access swing arm ATC with a 1.31 sec. tool to tool time.
Add in the Takumi FANUC™ H Control and the Takumi line up is worth the look.
Make your appointment today. Call me at 866-622-4488 ext. 102 or Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael A. Rossi, Rossi Machinery Services.