Hardinge Announces a New 5-Axis Machining Center

ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of their newest 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center, the Bridgeport XT 630 5-Axis. 

Bridgeport’s new generation full 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center is a fully digital, high-quality machine tool, designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance in the Aerospace, Mold & Die, Medical and Automotive Industries and many other manufacturing sectors. This machine has been developed to provide a powerful and precise solution to meet the requirements of the most demanding metal cutting user.  

Manufactured from quality sourced grey cast iron to the highest standards machine features.  The machine offers a highly sophisticated yet user-friendly Siemens 840D control with a 19” LCD.   

Axis travels are:

  • X: 762mm (30”)
  • Y: 630mm (24.8”)
  • Z: 610mm (24”)
  • A: 30 to -120
  • C: 360

Standard machine equipment includes many popular items such as: 

  • Big Plus CT40 spindle
  • 15,000 RPM direct-coupled spindle with oil chiller
  • Coolant chip flush system
  • Three color stack light
  • 24 tool swing-arm ATC
  • Through-ball screw chiller
  • Preparation for through spindle coolant (with rotary union)
  • Remote MPG hand wheel
  • Auto central grease lubrication
  • A-axis encoder

Additional options include through-spindle coolant (280 PSI), X/Y/Z linear scale, Coolant System with Chip Conveyor, part probe, tool probe, C-Axis rotary encoder, dynamic collision monitoring, tool changer option 40, 48, & 60 and a mist collector.  

“The Bridgeport XT 630 5-Axis Machining Center is priced as a productive 5 face (4+1 axes) Vertical Machining Center, although it includes the high degree of sophistication and functionality of the simultaneous 5 Axis machining platform it is.” states Brooke Sykes, Director of Sales and Customer Services North America.   

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and of technologically advanced workholding accessories.  The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable products Hardinge produces. With approximately two thirds of its sales outside of North America, Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool and accessory solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportation. 

Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise inSUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performanceMachining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets16C Collets20C ColletsSwiss Colletsand other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns fourteen independently operated business units. It supplies CNC machine tools and related technology and services to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1941.