22 January 2013
22 January 2013
Thermwood Corporation has released a new High Performance M77 Series, 5 Axis CNC Machining Centre.
The Thermwood Model 77 series is described as a heavy duty five-axis CNC router specifically developed for three dimensional machining of non-ferrous metals, composites and other advanced materials. These applications range from machining patterns & moulds/plugs to trimming & machining production products for the aerospace, aviation, boating and military/defence industries.
According to Thermwood, this stationary table, high-wall machine starts with a complete working envelope of 5’ x 10’ and can expand to larger sizes to fit your application. The M77 was designed using advanced 3D software utilising Finite Element Analysis and is inspected and calibrated utilizing a precision 3D volumetric laser system. All major welds including the base and gantry are stress relieved to provide long term stability.
Standard configuration for the moving gantry M77 is a 12Hp spindle, 3 foot Z clearance, full working envelope, 10 position, automatic rotary tool changer and our PATENTED Impact Resistant Head. Also standard is Thermwood’s QCore control which it says is a high performance, easy to use controller that includes a huge 1 terabyte hard disk for program storage and is enclosed in a dust protected, air conditioned cabinet. Thermwood’s Virtual Service is included with this machine along with Free lifetime phone/email support. Additional options include the base table for moving in/out large fixtures, liquid cooled spindle, continuous C Axis and more.
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