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New concepts in high-speed machining offer drastic improvements in speed, rigidity and durability over competing machines. Our HM series offers the fastest and most powerful machines in their class, while providing easy access, maintenance and operation. The HMC500 comes fully loaded with features for incredibly fast cycle times. Achieving 20% faster rapid and acceleration than our phenomenally fast HM500S machine, the HMC500 is constructed with a lightweight column featuring a rigid stepped X axis rail design. This column enables a rapid feed rate of 63 meters per minute, 2480 inches per minute, with acceleration of 1G.

Product Details

Features & Benefits

  • Faster cycle time capability by utilizing a faster ATC
  • Stable cutting for a wide variety of materials
  • Stepped X-Axis rails increases Z-Axis capabilities
  • Heavy load capacity linear roller guides
  • Core chilled pre-tensioned and double-anchored ball screws
  • High load capacity feed motors

Technical Data


X-Axis Travel
29.9" (760mm)
Y-Axis Travel
29.9" (760mm)
Z-Axis Travel
31.5" (800mm)
Table Top to Spindle Nose
3.15" – 33.1" (80mm - 840mm)


Table Size
19.7" x 19.7" (500mm x 500mm)
Table Load Capacity
1543 lbs (700 kg)
Max. Workpiece Size
ø 31.5" (800mm)
Table Change Time: Cut to Cut
13.0 sec

Feed Rate

Rapid Traverse Rate (X/Y/Z)
2480 in/min (63 m/min)
Cutting Feed (X/Y/Z)
1575 in/min (40 m/min)


Spindle Power
50 HP
Spindle Speed
15,000 rpm
Spindle Taper


Standard Number of Tools
60 (OP: 116/176)
Maximum Tool Weight
26 lbs (12 kg)
Maximum Tool Length
21.7" (550 mm)
Maximum Tool Diameter
ø 3.7" (95 mm) / ø 6.7" (170 mm) without tool in adjacent pots
Tool Changing Time- Cut to Cut
2.9 sec (Speed is changeable for heavy-weight tools)


Machine Weight
23,148 lbs (10,500 kg)
Machine Control


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