Maka’s constant drive to improve solutions has resulted in its latest generation of high-performance CNC machining centres – the PM-Modular, designed for joinery manufacturers, is an improved version of the original PM270 range, with improved operator and safety features making this five-axis easier and quicker to set-up, states Maka.
The PM range has long been the favourite for many leading joinery manufacturers worldwide. This latest version is equally at home in high-volume stair production as it is producing bespoke doors, windows, newel posts and panels.
Maka’s MD Iain Young explains: “The improvements are more than cosmetic. The PM-Modular is fundamentally uncompromising, with intelligently configured working units, large and fast toolchangers, with very robust and flexible clamping tables, with pods and rails providing two zones, and a maximum working area of 6000 x 1600 x 400mm.
“Dust and waste management is also built in. The new format features the original PM table base, and the head is supported on the double-supported cross-beam with Gantry-Drive, driving the moving bridge on both sides.
“Clearly, this is no ordinary woodworking machine,” says Iain. “The new controls, drives, guarding, access panels and doors, along with simpler, faster and more reliable electro-mechanical parts, make running these Maka machines easier, more flexible, safer and faster.
“Today’s generation of Makas are even stronger, more precise, and faster. The five-axis heads feature Galaxie drives, providing faster five-axis moves, with twice the clamping force, making this machine cut deeper and quicker. Larger tools may also be used, including 400mm diameter saws and moulder-style cutting blocks.
“The PM-Modular’s control system, and the inherent precision of Maka’s mechanics, makes it possible to go from screen-to-machine reliably, so products can be made right, first time. The user will further benefit from longer tool life, and improved operations downstream including finishing and assembly.
“Along with lower maintenance costs and maximum uptime, this Maka will improve any joinery manufacturer’s bottom line,” concludes Iain.