HMC (Horizontal Machining Center)

Versatile Okuma Horizontal Machining Centers from Gosiger Save Operator Time & Maximize Spindle Usage

March 22, 2012

Vertical vs. Horizontal 3There are now three models in the Okuma MB-H Series of Horizontal Machining Centers, and all three provide manufacturers the opportunity to reduce non-cutting time, maintain tight tolerances and maximize floor space. All of which adds up to enhanced productivity. 

A combination of high-speed, high-torque, structural stability and reduced part handling enables these Horizontal Machining Centers to machine various sizes of prismatic parts more efficiently than Vertical Machining Centers. Plus, according to studies by The University of Michigan and American Machinist, the average Horizontal Machining Center utilization, as measured by spindle run time, is 85% versus only 25% for VMC – a significant improvement in spindle usage. Moreover, in many operations the compact MB-H machines eliminate multiple VMCs, thus freeing valuable floor space.

All three models come with impressive specs:

MB-4000H Horizontal Machining Center has a 400 x 400 mm (15.75 x 15.75”) rotary pallet capacity, spindle speeds of 50 – 20,000 rpm, rapid traverse of 2,362 ipm and maximum machining volume of 560 x 560 x 625 mm (22.05 x 22.05 x 24.61”).

MB-5000H Horizontal Machining Center has a 500 x 500 mm (19.69 x 19.69”) rotary pallet capacity, spindle speeds of 50 – 20,000 rpm, rapid traverse of 2,362 ipm, and maximum machining volume of 760 x 760 x760 mm (29.92 x 29.92 x 29.92”).

MB-8000H Horizontal Machining Center has rotary pallet capacity of 800 x 800 mm (31.5 x 31.5”), spindle speeds of 50 – 12,000 rpm, rapid traverse of 1,968 ipm, and maximum machining volume of 1,300 x 1,100 x 1,250 mm (51.18 x 43.30 x 49.21”).


For specifications and expert applications assistance for Horizontal Machining Centers and the complete line of Okuma productivity tools, contact Gosiger, Inc.