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Mitsui Seiki to Exhibit Latest Technology

Turbine blade being machined.

Mitsui Seiki's latest metalworking machining technologies will be represented. According to the company, EMO Hannover will provide a platform to discuss some of its most recent developments for the European market, including the Vertex 550-5XB Blade Center, for the production of turbine blades; the large capacity HU100-5XL and HU100-5XLL 5-axis trunnion horizontal machining centers for hard metal aerospace, power generation, refrigeration, mold and die, and off-road equipment applications; and the VGE60A universal vertical thread grinder. Further, Scott Walker, President of Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc. will participate in "The Machine Tool Roundtable." This moderated question and answer session will center on current trends in the machine tool industry and new technologies being developed. The discussion is slated for Tuesday, September 17, at 2 PM in the Hamburg Room of the Convention Center.

The Vertex 550-5XB produces turbine blades from forgings, castings, bar stock or solid billets of titanium and stainless steel. Key specifications include a footprint of approximately 65 sq. ft., an X, Y, Z working envelope of 550 mm x 600 mm x 500 mm, and rapid traverse rates in all linear axes of 48 m/min. A- and B-axes are represented in a rotating/tilting table. A-axis tilts from +45 to -90 degree angles, and the B-axis features infinite positioning points. "The engineering of the rotary axes offers a new, non-traditional approach, enhances manual and automatic load/unload operations, such as the integration of a robot and cellular manufacturing capability. Mitsui Seiki has incorporated its proven spindle configuration in the new Vertex 550-5XB, ideally suited to cut hard titanium and stainless steel grades. It also is directed by the latest and most advanced FANUC control system," said a company spokesperson.

With Mitsui Seiki's HU100 series of machines, users can choose axis travels from 1,300 mm to 2,500 mm, 4, 5 or 6 axes of continuous motion with a choice of a rotary table, trunnion table or table on table. There is also a variety of spindle choices, including fixed spindles from 6,000 RPM (50 HP, 2,000 ft./lbs. torque) for heavy milling up to 20,000 RPM for high speed applications. Tilt or swivel spindle choices are available from 6,000 RPM for heavy milling up to 12,000 RPM for high speed machining. Mitsui Seiki also offers quill type spindles for precision boring with shorter tools.

Mitsui Seiki applications engineers will assist customers in selecting the optimum component choices to meet their needs and objectives now and in the future. For example, the machines can be equipped with simple pallets changers to fully integrated FMS systems for work and raw material handling. Likewise, tool-handling systems range from on-board magazines to central systems for more than 2,500 tools.

For more information contact:

Scott Walker, President

Mitsui Seiki USA, Inc.

563 Commerce Street

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417


Hall 27-Stand A68

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