Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd., an arm of the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is reportedly in the headlines for having planned to expand one of its product lines. Reliable sources claim that the company is launching the MV-Bx Series, thereby expanding its portfolio of double-column machining centers. The launch of this new series aligns with the current MVR-Ex Series and also delivers a product suite that is capable of meeting a much broader range of machining needs.
As per sources familiar with the knowledge of the matter, these new machines are able to accomplish high speed machining which leads to a high quality, high-precision surface appearance, light to heavy cutting, and general parts machining. The first couple of models, the MV16Bx – having a table width of 1.5m, and the MV12Bx – having a table width of 1.1m, will be available for selling from September 1st, 2020.
For the record, the company has designed the MV-Bx Series for machining of specific workpieces in sizes which don’t find their fit on vertical machining center tables. It is also being designed for the efficient machining of those workpieces requiring additional effort with horizontal mills on account of the difficulties with the setup. Such machines deliver excellent cost performance pertaining to their high efficiency and usability, thereby enabling them to handle various types of machining for a number of industries, right from frame machining to machining of other plate pieces, to the heavy duty machining of cast structural components.
This series incorporates a major characteristic – reduced installation space. As opposed to the MVR25Ex Series, the MV16Bx has around 40% more compact installation space, along with a maximum table size (1,500 x 3,260 mm), enhancing cost-effectiveness and space efficiency. These machines also incorporate numerous general purpose functions, thereby making them rather convenient to use and also introduced into the workspace.