Company's first Japan International Machine Tool Fair since collaboration is successful, boasting the biggest booth, with 32 machines.
With 2,340m2 of leading-edge technology and plenty of staff on hand, officials at the DMG/Mori Seiki booth says their experience at the 26th Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF), was a success, drawing heavy crowds for their first show since collaboration.
Nearly 700 exhibitors converged on on the Tokyo International Exhbition Center for the event, but none bigger than DMG/Mori Sieki, who had the largest booth, demonstrating 32 multi-function machines, including five world premiers and three Japan premiers.
Machines Take Center Stage
The stars of the show were the five world premiere and three Japan premiere offerings. The 32 machines were grouped by type throughout the booth, offering JIMTOF attendees from every industry a chance to compare capabilities and see each machine in action.
The full lineup of NLX high-precision CNC lathes was on display; JIMTOF 2012 marked the World Premiere for the NLX 1500Y/500, the NLX2000SY/500, and the NLX3000Y/700. The series’ BMT (Built-in Motor Turret) technology has evolved to achieve new maximum rotary tool spindle speed of 10,000 min-1, with the added benefit of increased energy efficiency.
There were six 5-axis machines on display, including the DMU 65 FD monoBLOCK (a Japan Premiere) and the DMC 65 monoBLOCK with the RS20 Pallet Changer (a World Premiere). These two models are the latest additions to the popular monoBLOCK series and have been designed to meet customer demand. The DMU 65 monoBLOCK FD includes a spindle with 18,000 min-1 and an integrated balancing sensor. For outstanding productivity and flexibility, the DMC 65 monoBLOCK includes an automatic pallet changer housed in the machine’s open-space work area. This super-efficient design ensures that both the work area and setup station can be easily accessed, and that the machine can still be loaded from above with a crane.
Also featured was the MILLTAP 700, the first machine that is a joint development between Mori Seiki and Gildemeister. This next-generation compact machining center offers a combination of high precision and high performance, with a small footprint, 4-axis machining, and improved energy efficiency. The MILLTAP 700 has a large work envelope and a powerful tool changer with 15 (optional 25) tool magazine pockets.
Press Conference Highlights
Dr. Masahiko Mori, president Mori Sieki, and Dr. Rüdiger Kapitza, chairman of the executive board of DMG, gave a press conference, describing facility plans throughout the world.
A plant in Davis, CA, is up and running, producing about 80 NHX4000 and NHX5000 machines a month. Dr. Mori also says the company is building a plant in Seebach, Germany, with plans for new production facilities in Tianjin, China, and Ulyanovsk, Russia at the end of 2013.