The size of machine tools varies depending on the types, the methods of machining, and the size of workpieces. A simple machine for general purpose can be as small as a refrigerator, while a fully automated CNC machine combined with many peripheral devices tends to be larger as if it takes most of the entire factory space.
Nakamura-Tome’s machines are CNC lathes and multitasking machines for small to medium-sized parts. Let’s take a look at how big the Nakamura’s machines are.
*Please note that the sizes of each model are based on machine data as of August 2022 and may change in the future.
The narrowest machine is AS-200, which is approximately 1.65m in width. It is about the width of a compact car.
The shortest machine is TW-8 that is about 1.6m in height. It is a few centimeters taller than the average height of Japanese adult women. It would be easy to clean the upper part of the machine without using a stepladder.
The tallest machine is again, JX-250 that is about 3.22m in height. It is about 15 cm higher than the height of a basketball goal and as high as a professional athlete can finally reach after a super jump.
The lightest machine is SC-200 that weighs about 3 tons. This is about the weight of one female elephant.
By the way, larger male elephants are likely to be in the 10-ton class.
The heaviest machine is once again, JX-250 that weighs approximately 22.5 tons. It appears to be equivalent to the total vehicle weight of three medium-duty trucks.
When you purchase a machine, it is important to check the functions and systems, but don’t forget to pay attention to the machine size as well. In realty, the space required for each machine often requires extra area for peripheral devices and operator’s working space.
In addition, the weight of the machine will be increased when setting up the cutting tools, work pieces, cutting oil, etc., so that solid foundation and ground condition are necessary.
A spacious workspace is good for the safety of the operators and allows them to work with a relaxed mind.