Brother Speedio M140X2Brother has introduced an uprated version of its Speedio M140X1 5-axis, 30-taper mill-turn centre. Called Speedio M140X2, the company says improvements include an integrated, high output, direct drive motor in the C-axis to replace the previous roller drive powering the 2,000rpm turning table. The A-axis trunnion rotates through a 50% larger angle, from +120° to -30°, allowing machining of features at the rear of components and facilitating loading and unloading of parts at the front of the machine.

Additionally the A-axis is now tilted by a backlash-free roller drive and a new option is a 16,000rpm BIG Plus face-and-taper contact spindle, which can be specified in place of the standard 10,000rpm spindle.