Hardinge Releases New Bridgeport 5-Axis VMC
September 7, 2012
Hardinge Inc., an international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of the all-new Bridgeport GX-250 5AX 5-axis vertical machining center. This rigid C-frame machine features a compact footprint, fully integrated 5-Axis rotary table and user-friendly Fanuc 31i control with 10.4" LCD. The machine is ideally suited for the demanding requirements of the die/mold, aerospace, medical and automotive industries. The GX-250 5AX is designed to handle small, complex workpieces that require closely held tolerances and fine surface finishes. Axis travels are: 11.8" (300 mm) X; 15.7" (400 mm) Y; 16.9" (430 mm) Z. The Bridgeport GX-250 5AX is provided with a Fanuc 31icontrol system which offers a wide range of standard features including Manual Guide I, Simultaneously Controlled 5-axes, Macro Executer, High-Speed Processing, Look Ahead 1000 Blocks, NANO Smoothing, Tool Center Point Control, Tilted Working Plane Function, Polar Coordinate/Cylindrical/Helical Interpolation and many more. Options include part probe, tool probe, auto door with light curtain, mist collector and C-axis encoder to name a few. "The Bridgeport GX-250 5AX machining center offers a high degree of sophistication and functionality in a small footprint and at an attractive price," states Andy McNamara, Hardinge director of sales and marketing, North America. "Like all Bridgeport machining centers, this machine reflects Hardinge's commitment to quality and performance without compromise."
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