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Methods Machine Tools Tapped to Distribute OKK Machining Centers

Known for power, speed and ease of maintenance, OKK’s horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines are now being sold and serviced throughout North America by Methods Machine Tools based in Massachusetts. To control quality, OKK manufactures its key machine tool components in-house, including spindles, mechanical gears, precision square slide guide ways and special controller features.

With rigid frame in a box-shaped structure, OKK’s HM1000S supports large linear roller guides that handle very large loads – and provides heavy-duty, high-speed cutting.

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., (Sudbury, MA) is now representing OKK Corporation in North America, with the exception of: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and Virginia. A complete listing of OKK precision machining centers and on regional availability is available here.

“We are very pleased to announce our new partnership with OKK to import, distribute and provide service and support for its broad range of high-quality machine tools,” said Methods Machine Tools, Inc., President and CEO Mark Wright. “The addition of the larger capacity line-up of OKK horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines ideally complements our current machine solutions.”

Takahiro Kawano, president of OKK USA Corp. said, “We are delighted to partner with Methods, whose reputation for service and machine integration is unsurpassed, and we look forward to a long, mutually rewarding partnership. Methods’ established distribution organization, vast network of technology centers and dealers, and first-class applications expertise will help increase OKK presence in North America.”

For over 100 years, OKK horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines have delivered quality, reliability, precision and innovation to customers around the world. Its machines have a rigid construction and versatile design and offer over 60 models of horizontal, vertical, and 5-axis machines to serve industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy, die/mold and more. The company produces all key machine tool components in-house, including spindles, mechanical gears, precision square slide guide ways and special controller features.

Powerful, dependable horizontal machining centers from OKK include the HM series, which are fast, powerful and provide easy access, maintenance and operation. The OKK HM series offers several sizes with Big Plus 50-Taper spindle and a high-speed rotation APC and ATC by synchronization cam (OKK patent), delivering smooth performance and production efficiency.

The HM6000S is an all-new HMC that supports face mills up to 11.81″ and features an extended rigid spindle that enables tools to reach to the back side of the work envelope. Featuring an X/Y/Z travel of 31.49″ x 29.52″ x 34.64, the HM1000S has a rigid frame in a box-shaped structure to support large linear roller guides that handle very large loads, providing heavy-duty cutting performance. It is a high-speed, durable machining center with a larger X/Y/Z travel of 55.12″ x 43.31″ x 39.37″.

OKK vertical machining centers are exceptionally well positioned for aerospace, mold making and other demanding applications. The VM/R Series, featuring large box-ways, high torque and high horsepower spindles, is designed for ultra-heavy-duty cutting of titanium and other exotic materials. The VM/R series comprises several models including the VM53R that features increased rigidity in the main body and spindle to provide high cutting performance. The VMCs have highly rigid and accurate box-ways similar to traditional machining centers ‒ suitable for general parts machining as well as difficult-to-cut materials. The X/Y/Z travel is 41.34″ x 20.87″ x 20.08.”

For reduced setup time and efficient operations when machining complex components, OKK 5-axis machining centers include several series of machines such as the HM-X horizontal machining centers (HMC). The HM-X models have a high-power 50-taper spindle with pre-tensioned, dual anchored core chilled ball screws and massive linear cross roller guides for the feed system, as well as a rigid cast body, designed and proven for the most challenging exotic materials. The heavy-duty OKK HM-X6000 5-axis HMC features a new innovative trunnion table and offers exceptional rigidity and accuracy with a large capacity X/Y/Z travel of 41.34″ x 35.43″ x 32.28,” and travels on the A-axis of -20⁰ to 110⁰ and B-zxis at 360⁰.

Another 5-axis Series, the VC-X vertical bridge type machining centers, are based on the OKK high-production VP series. A Big Plus 40-taper chilled spindle with high horsepower and large cross roller guideways are standard. The rigid OKK VC-X350 5-axis includes a 60-tool magazine, ideal for integration with an automatic work changer and featuring a table that can handle titanium and other hard metals. The X/Y/Z travel is 23.62″ x 16.93″ x 18.11″, and has travels on the A-axis of -120⁰ to 30⁰ and B-axis at 360⁰.


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