a81M Horizontal Machining 4 Axis

a81M Built for Hard Metal Machining

The a81M is designed for tough and hard metal machining. It is ideally suited for large-diameter boring and face milling on hard metal materials such as stainless steel, titanium alloys, ductile iron, cast iron and CGI. The integral drive, high-torque spindle (740 ft-lbs) offers many advantages over the traditional gear-head design. Elimination of gears and shafts allows for greater efficiency transferring horsepower and torque from the spindle to the cutting tool. The low-inertia spindle design slashes cycle times due to fast spindle acceleration for drill-and-tap operations.

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Product Family

Pallet24.8" x 24.8"630 mm x 630 mm
X35.4"900 mm
Y31.5"800 mm
Z40.2"1,020 mm
Spindle RPM8,0008,000
Rapid Traverse1,417 ipm (X,Z), 1,181 ipm (Y)36,000 mm/min (X,Z), 30,000 mm/min (Y)
Cutting Feedrate1,417 ipm (X,Z), 1,181 ipm (Y)36,000 mm/min (X,Z), 30,000 mm/min (Y)
Maximum Workpieceø39.4" x 51.2"ø1,000 x 1300 mm
Maximum Payload2,640 lbs (option 3,300 lbs)1,200 kg (option 1,500 kg)
ATC Capacity40 (60, 97, 137, 186, 242, 300)40 (60, 97, 137, 186, 242, 300)
Tool to Tool1.8 secs1.8 secs
Chip to Chip5.8 secs5.8 secs
Maximum Tool Length (Cat)23.6"600 mm
Maximum Tool Length (HSK)27.2"690 mm
Maximum Tool Diameter11.81"300 mm
Maximum Tool Weight44 lbs (40/60 ATC), 66 lbs (137 ATC and above)20 kg (40/60 ATC), 30 kg (137 ATC and above)

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