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5-axis CNC Machine Tool
5-axis Machine Tool with Patented Ball Screw Driven 5th Axis Articulating Head Comes as a Turn-Key Package
Race Engine shops can now CNC port cylinder heads and blueprint and
machine engine blocks on the same machine with no fixtures to swap or
realign. The latest CENTROID A560 5-axis
machine tool with its patented ball screw driven 5th axis
articulating head comes from a long line of CENTROID machines designed
specifically for Internal Combustion Engine rebuilding, development and hot
rodding. Designed for Race Engine Rebuilding shops, this new machine is sold as
a turn-key package so the machine hits the floor running. Both local and factory support is included as
well, machine setup, tooling, software and comprehensive training are included.
The A560 is really three
machines in one, a CNC cylinder head porting machine, an Engine Block
blueprinting and machining center and a all-around 5 axis CNC machining
center. Engine shops can now perform
machining operations on a wide variety of automotive parts that normally would
have required multiple machines and operators.
The key to the usefulness of the A560 is CENTROID's patented machine
fixture design which allow immediate switching from one type of operation to
the next eliminating cumbersome fixture swaps and realignment. Switching from
decking a block to porting a cylinder head to making parts only takes
The new CENTROID A560 is
available in two sizes: regular and XL.
The XL version is larger and has increased work envelope for bigger
diesel work. Both machines have similar
features and are equipped with Digitizing and part Probing which is used to
copy a 3D or 2D shapes which can then be modified and reproduced.
The machine itself can copy and blue print
cylinder heads and blocks, with no need for another machine or out of house
digitizing services. Engine shops can
now reproduce hand shaped combustion chambers, Intake and Exhaust ports on one
machine. The digitized shape can also be
improved or modified if necessary, the shape is then reproduced exactly on a
new casting or billet. New ports and
combustion chambers can also be created entirely on the computer based on a
stock casting geometry as well. The probing feature eliminates an immense about
of setup time by automatically finding and setting part zero locations,
increasing accuracy and decreasing setup time.
An automatic tool changer is also included on both machines along with
automatic tool height measurement. Tool
lengths are measured automatically increasing accuracy and reducing setup
time. Equipped with a state of the art
CNC control the CENTROID M400 runs on the Windows 7 OS with touch screen and
sports, high performance quad core processor and sold state drive.
A video of the new A560 CNC machining center in
action can be found here.
For more information visit Centroid at www.CentroidPerformanceRacing.com