KME CNC 5-Axis Systems
  • KME CNC 5 Axis Tombstone Machining on Horizontal Machining Center (HMC)

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    KME CNC 5-Axis Systems:
    5-Axis Tombstone: Our patented KME CNC 5-axis platters are built right into a precision groud, rigid meehanite cast iron tombstones that are designed specifically for Horizontal Machining Centers. Our standard models come with four independent 5-axis platters on one side or 2 platters on both sides of the tombstone. Platters extend only a couple inches from the face of the tombstone, taking up less space within the HMC’s work zone than a surface-mounted indexer. These units completely integrate with control systems so you do not need to program the control unit. Hence, you can program your work directly from your machine g-code controls. Mill 5+ sides on four different platters with a single setup, resulting in four completely machined parts!

    There is no product on the market which allows such flexibility combined with close tolerances. Choosing KME CNC’s 5-axis systems gives you the competitive advantage by decreasing setup and machining time while increasing accuracy, repeatability, and not to mention… profitability!

    Wireless Flexibility
    KME CNC’s wireless tombstone now allows you to have flexibility more than ever. This patented system comes with no wires, cables or any type of connections. Getting the tombstones in and out of your machines is now easy as 1-2-3, in addition to allowing change-over or pallet pool applications to run lights-out.

    Custom Configurations
    Custom 5-axis tombstones can be made to specific machining needs, including aluminum tombstones, double sided tombstones, as well as different drive configurations. Please let us know what you have in mind so that we can provide exactly what you are looking for!

    KME CNC is a leader in American-made 5-Axis systems. Our systems transform existing 4-Axis HMCs into 5-Axis production machines! KME CNC Systems allow shops to meet their production demands in addition to helping them take on additional jobs they previously could not have accommodated. The majority of 5-axis users are not in need of full 5-axis contouring as most jobs can be completed with 3 + 2 setup. Furthermore, KME CNC’s 5-axis systems help shops realize high degree accuracies, a crucial requirement in the manufacturing world. By maintaining a single point of holding on a particular part, machine tools have the ability to machine the first point and move to a second point with absolutely no relative deviation. Theoretically, the position of each point within the five faces will be perfect in relation to the machine tool’s capability. KME CNC is unmatched at transforming existing 3-axis vertical machining centers and 4-axis horizontal machining centers into 5-axis production machines. KME CNC systems work in conjunction with the machines you already have and all of the popular workholding solutions you are already using to make the transition to 5-axis as seamless as possible. All CNC machines have their own brains, their own memory, and their own independent controller that allows them to interface with the desired equipment. KME CNC’s tombstones and trunnions are able to completely integrate with existing control systems. So you do not need to program the control unit. Our units work with direct g-code from your machine controls. KME CNC makes the transition to 5-axis as seamless as possible.

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