Hardinge introduces Bridgeport XR1000 milling solution


Hardinge, Inc., a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting tool solutions and accessories, offers the new and improved Bridgeport® XR1000 vertical machining center. As an upgrade to its Bridgeport vertical milling machine line, the XR1000 offers a high-quality, rugged, and powerful machining center developed for tough machining applications well-suited to meet any manufacturing challenge you might be facing.

The XR1000 is a market-leading Advanced Performance CNC Machining Center that’s creating new benchmarks for quality, productivity, and reliability, said Michael Marshall, Hardinge’s global milling product manager. “Our machining centers can produce highly accurate and precision-detailed parts helping you to improve your overall performance and competitive advantage, regardless of the sectors that you serve.” 

Whether you are an OEM or a sub-contract engineering company, the upgraded XR1000 is a fully digital, high-quality machine tool designed to achieve maximum capacity and performance in today’s demanding production sectors, from OEM, aerospace, automotive, medical, mold and die, to other demanding markets. 

XR1000 features include:

Easy and intuitive new touch screen control options: Equipped with the optional 19” Heidenhain control with multi-touch display screen, Intel Dual Core processor and an integrated USB hub. Customized HMI design to include Hardinge guidance screens, thermal compensation screens, and option bit display screens.

Superior machine accuracy and repeatability with dual ballscrews: The XR1000 comes complete with oversized high-class 45mm double nut ballscrews, fixed and pre-tensioned, and large 45mm linear high-quality linear guideways supported by six trucks on the Z axis.

Confident cutting: The new XR1000 has a Big Plus, 40 taper, 12,000-rpm direct drive spindle powered by a dual-wound Heidenhain spindle motor. A quad set of 70mm angular contact bearings and a 60mm rear taper roller bearing provide superior thermal stability, significant radial and axial stiffness, and high accuracy coupled with faster cutting speeds to increase throughput, providing better reliability and meeting the requirements to run the machine more profitably. 

Adjustable vibration suppression: Frequency shock absorber technology helps to control and improve the low frequency vibrations, eliminate the various micro movements seen in typical C-Frame structures, extends tool life, and achieves higher surface finishes.

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