Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCs
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Hardinge Announces Release of Two New VMCs

ELMIRA, NY - Hardinge Inc. ( www.hardinge.com) a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions announces the release of their newest Vertical Machining Centers, the Bridgeport V480 and V710

The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines features fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle acceleration/deceleration, and a powerful Mitsubishi control packed with many standard features. From job-shop type work to high production manufacturing the V480 and V710 machine simply outperforms the average machine in its class. With its heavy duty cast iron construction, 8278 lbs. machine weight for the V480 and 8613 lbs. for the V710, 10 HP/7.5Kw, 33 ft-lb/47Nm spindle torque, 20 station Swing Arm ATC, and manual pulse generator (MPG), makes this competitively priced machine best in class.

The Bridgeport V480 / V710 is ideal whether you are a job shop or OEM, the machine was designed with flexibility and throughput in mind. The Bridgeport V480 / V710 is a quick, small compact footprint yet rugged machine; developed for applications that require a rigid, fast and accurate set-up. A fully digital machine with a rapid traverse rate of 1,417 ipm X, Y and Z and acceleration rates of X : 6 m/sec² / Y: 4.6 m/sec² / Z: 3.75 m/sec² providing a fast and accurate response.

Axis travels are:
X: 18.9” (480mm)
Y: 15.75” (400mm)
Z: 16.93” (430mm)

X: 27.87” (708mm)
Y: 15.75” (400mm)
Z: 16.93” (430mm)

Standard machine features include a 10.4” color LCD, CT40 or BT40 Big Plus spindle, 10,000 RPM direct-coupled greased spindle, circular flushing ring, coolant chip flush system, 3 color stack light, 20 tool ATC, and many others. The machines are offered with a Mitsubishi M70V type A control. Navi-Mill and embedded Ethernet are also standard.

Some of the popular available options include 12,000 and 15,000 RPM spindles, CTS-Deublin rotary union, through-spindle coolant, 280 PSI, air blast, chip conveyors, spindle chiller and 4th axis prewiring.

“The Bridgeport V480 and V710 Machining Centers offer a high degree of sophistication and functionality at an attractive price” states Brooke Sykes, Director, Sales & Service Turning/Milling Group. “Like all Bridgeport machining centers, these machines reflects Hardinge’s commitment to quality and performance without compromise.”

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 in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets ( 5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.


Paula Ameigh
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