Hartford 5BC-X300 5-axis machining centre available from Ward CNC

With 12,000 and 15,000 rpm spindle options, plus a swivel-type fork head with ±240° of C-axis movement and ±100° of B-axis swivel, the newly-developed Hartford double-column 5BC-X300 5-axis machining centre is available in the UK from Ward CNC.

The machine can be supplied with beds from 3 to 6 m long, and 2.1 m wide. In addition, the machine’s rapid traverse rates of up to 16 m/min are complemented by automatic tool storage options up to 60 tools.

The Fanuc CNC routines include functionality such as dynamic collision monitoring, which increases operator safety by monitoring the working area to prevent collisions. Kinematic options are also available that help streamline the re-calibration of rotary axes.