A new, 5-axis, vertical-spindle machining centre with a compact footprint, has been added to the C-series range manufactured by Hermle. Designated C 12 U dynamic, the machine is capable of fully interpolative 5-axis profiling as well as 5-sided machining of components within a 350 x 440 x 330mm working volume, says the company. Maximum table load is 100kg.
Hermle claims high dimensional accuracy and surface finish of machined components makes the machine suited to tool and mould making. Control is provided by a Heidenhain TNC 640 with 19" screen, which offers a number of interface options.