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Makino’s New PS-Series: The New Production Standard in VMCs

Makino’s new PS-Series machines are the new standard in vertical machining centers for production machining, offering reductions in cycle time, increased productivity, improved quality and minimization of capital investment. With the power of a Makino horizontal machining center in a vertical platform, the PS-Series is fully equipped and ready to tackle all parts and materials.

The PS-Series offers the perfect combination of speed, power, torque and flexibility for today’s competitive job-shop environment. It features a field-proven design with key technologies from several of Makino’s most reliable production machines. Its rigid construction, thermal stability and versatile spindle are ideal for a variety of applications, including automotive, aerospace, medical and other small-component manufacturing applications.

The PS-Series is available in two models, the PS65 and PS95, and its construction ensures the quick, efficient transfer of cutting forces through the structure of the machine—from spindle into the column and ultimately the bed of the machine. In addition, the symmetrical nature of the casting, incorporation of core-cooled ballscrews and support bearings, and a closed-loop temperature compensation system secure the tightest tolerance and minimal variations during long-production part runs.

The smaller PS65 features X-, Y and Z-axis travels of 26 inches, 20 inches and 18.1 inches, respectively; a 36.2-inch-by-20-inch table; and a maximum workload of 1,323 lbs. The larger PS95 features X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 36.2 inches, 20 inches and 18.1 inches, respectively; a 46-inchby- 20-inch table; and a maximum workload of 1,763 lbs. Both models are standardly equipped with an easy-to-access, highly reliable, 30-tool-capacity automatic tool changer (optional 50-tool capacity available).

Designed for flexibility and high productivity, the PS-Series’ standard 14,000-rpm CAT40 spindle (HSK-A63 optional) offers the ideal blend of speed, torque and horsepower.

The PS-Series chip and coolant systems also enhance the productivity of the machine. Configured with flood, overhead shower, flush and through-spindle coolant as standard features, chips are efficiently and effectively removed from the cutting zone. Spiral chip augers located in the front and rear of the worktable quickly and efficiently evacuate chips and coolant from the machining zone and into a standard lift-up chip conveyor.

The PS-Series also features Makino’s new Professional P control software configured to support a wide variety of applications in the job-shop and production environment. Configured with generous program storage (4,200 feet), 400 registrable programs, 400 tool-offset pairs and 48 pairs of work coordinate systems, the Professional P provides ample standard capabilities for production shops of all sizes.

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