Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 Multitasking Turn/Mill Center

Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 Multitasking Turn/Mill Center

March 21, 2013

Methods Machine Tools Inc.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc. introduces the Nakamura-Tome NTJ-100 Multitasking Turn / Mill Center which is well-suited for a wide range of production needs.  Applications range from low to high volume lots of medical, aerospace, general job shop components, and more.

The new Nakamura NTJ-100 multitasking center offers fast tool changes compared to a full tool spindle ATC machine.  A large tool capacity, up to 54 tool stations for turning and 24 tool stations for milling tools, reduces set-up time.  For faster cycle times, the new NTJ-100 has two high rigidity turrets, each with a Y-axis – 3.5” (80mm) on the upper and 2.6” (65mm) on the lower, facilitating pinch turn and pinch mill operations. An upper turret swiveling B-Axis with a range of 182° is ideal for easily producing angular features, eliminating the requirement for expensive angle milling heads.
Two milling-tool motors, each at 9.5 / 3hp can double the performance compared to traditional multitasking centers.  Twin 6,000 min−¹ spindles offer faster motor acceleration and deceleration to improve machining efficiency.  Synchronization of the left and right C-Axes is offered for parts simultaneously clamped by the left and right side chucks.  The NTJ-100 has a maximum turning diameter of 6.9” (175mm), a maximum turning length of 26.7” (678mm) and a standard 1.6” (42mm) / maximum 2.6” (65mm) bar capacity.

The new NTJ-100 provides X-Axis and Z-Axis speeds of 787ipm and 1,574ipm, respectively. Designed with a minimum 7.9” (200mm) and maximum 35.8” (910mm) distance between spindles to eliminate any interference of tooling during multitasking, the NTJ-100 allows for multiple tools in the cut simultaneously.

To ensure rugged, stable performance, the machine weighs 22,046 lb (10,000Kg).  The NTJ-100 has a small footprint to maximize floor space of 149.6” (3,799mm) length x 78.7” (2,100mm) width.

For ease-of-operation, the NTJ-100 features a large 19" high-resolution, touch-screen LCD panel. The Nakamura-Tome Intelligent Programming System (NT-IPS) is a PC-based control that is built into the machine. It works in conjunction with the latest Fanuc 31iB-2 controller to give a high degree of functionality, coupled with fast processing speeds. New standard functions include a spindle speed override switch, a program number search, C-axis synchronization and helical interpolation.

CAMplete TruePath Turn / Mill software is standard on Nakamura-Tome Multitasking Turning Centers.  CAMplete Turn / Mill software is an integrated suite of G-Code editing, optimization, analysis and verification tools, enabling a full range of turn/ mill functions.   Methods recently introduced Version 6.0 of this software which includes several upgrades for greater macro language support, improved error handling, increased post processing capabilities and more.