Hardinge Announces Release of Two New Vertical Machining Centers

ELMIRA, NY: Hardinge Inc. (www.hardinge.com), a leading international provider of advanced metal-cutting solutions, announces the release of the new Bridgeport V480 and V710 vertical machining centers.

The Bridgeport V480 and V710 machines feature fast rapid rates, high axis and spindle acceleration/deceleration, and a powerful Mitsubishi M70V type A control, making them well suited for job-shop type work and high production manufacturing. Specifications include heavy duty cast iron construction, 4,806lb (2180kg) machine weight, 40 taper 10,000 rpm spindle, 10 HP (7.5Kw), 33 ft-lb (47Nm) spindle torque, 20 station Swing Arm ATC, and manual pulse generator (MPG).

Bridgeport V480 / V710 vertical machining centers are compact yet rugged in design and were developed for applications that require a rigid, fast and accurate set-up.  A rapid traverse rate of 1,417 ipm X, Y and Z and acceleration rates of X : 6 m/sec² / Y: 4.6  m/sec² / Z:   3.75 m/sec²  provide a fast and accurate response. 

Standard machine features include a 10.4” color LCD, CT40 or BT40 Big Plus spindle, 10,000 RPM direct-coupled greased spindle, circular flushing ring, coolant chip flush system, 3 color stack light, and many others. Navi-Mill and embedded Ethernet are also standard. 

Available options include 12,000 and 15,000 RPM spindles, CTS-Deublin rotary union, through-spindle coolant, 280 PSI, air blast, chip conveyors, spindle chiller and 4th axis prewiring. 

“The Bridgeport V480 and V710 Machining Centers offer a high degree of sophistication and functionality at an attractive price” states Brooke Sykes, Director, Sales & Service Turning/Milling Group.  “Like all Bridgeport machining centers, these machines reflects Hardinge’s commitment to quality and performance without compromise.” 

About Hardinge Inc.

Hardinge is a leading global designer and manufacturer of high precision, computer-controlled machine tool solutions developed for critical, hard-to-machine metal parts and of technologically advanced workholding accessories.  The Company’s strategy is to leverage its global brand strength to further penetrate global market opportunities where customers will benefit from the technologically advanced, high quality, reliable products Hardinge produces. With approximately two thirds of its sales outside of North America, Hardinge serves the worldwide metal working market. Hardinge’s machine tool and accessory solutions can also be found in a broad base of industries to include aerospace, agricultural, automotive, construction, consumer products, defense, energy, medical, technology and transportation. 

Hardinge applies its engineering design and manufacturing expertise in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding.  Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in China, France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

For more information, please visit http://www.hardinge.com.

About Morris Group, Inc.

Morris Group, Inc. (www.morrisgroupinc.com), one of North America’s largest machine tool supply networks, owns fourteen independently operated business units. It supplies CNC machine tools and related technology and services to manufacturers representing virtually every industry segment. Morris Group, Inc. is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, home of its founding company, The Robert E. Morris Company, which has served the manufacturing industry since 1941.