Heller 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centreThe HF 3500 is a new model to Heller’s 5-axis, horizontal-spindle machining centre range. The company says this machine is intended for 5-sided or simultaneous 5-axis dynamic machining of medium to large batches of complex prismatic parts, ranging from small workpieces to heavier components up to the 550kg maximum table load.

An optional Speed Package is said to allow 10m/s2 acceleration and rapids of 90m/min to be achieved. The machine can be equipped with a lift-and-rotate pallet changer for series 5-sided production, while pallet automation solutions are available.

The company says four motor spindle options are available with speeds up to 18,000rpm and torques up to 354Nm and the HF series machines are equipped with a Siemens Sinumerik 840D sl control and a double pivoting main operator panel with a 24-inch touch screen.