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5 Axis Wireless Tombstone



Achieve 5 axis capabilities on your 3 axis horizontal machining center with KME’s Wireless 5-Axis Tombstones. KME CNC 5-axis Systems gives you the competitive advantage by decreasing setup and machining time while increasing accuracy, repeatability, and profitability! Custom 5-axis tombstones can be made to specific machining needs, including aluminum tombstones, double sided tombstones, tall, wide, offset, as well as different drive configurations.

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5 Axis Machining on Your 3 Axis Machine

5 Axis Machining on Your 3 Axis Machine

  • Mill 5+ sides on 4 different platters with a single setup for 4 completely machined parts
  • 300 ft/lbs of torque on C drive
  • 0 backlash for 10,000 hrs of continuous use
  • Excellent dimensions for various machine sizes
  • Programmable directly through g-code
  • Utilize existing space inside machine more efficiently
  • Easy install on existing equipment with no additional drive cards
  • Increase operator’s efficiency by reducing set up time

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Patented 5-Axis Platter Technology




KME CNC 5-axis platters are built right into a precision groud, rigid meehanite cast iron tombstones that are designed specifically for Horizontal Machining Centers. Our standard models come with four independent 5-axis platters on one side or 2 platters on both sides of the tombstone. Platters extend only a couple inches from the face of the tombstone, taking up less space within the HMC’s work zone than a surface-mounted indexer.

These units completely integrate with control systems so you do not need to program the control unit. You can program your work directly from your machine g-code controls. Mill 5+ sides on four different platters with a single setup for four completely machined parts!


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Wireless Technology for More Flexibility

Wireless Technology for More Flexibility

Patented Wireless tombstones comes with no wires, cables or any type of connections. Getting the tombstones in and out of your machines is now easy as 1-2-3, in addition to allowing change-over or pallet pool applications to run lights-out.

This new platform allows immense flexibility, i.e. pallet pool, cell, or stand alone applications. The system is an RF address-based system that works with a Transmitter/Receiver Module (TRM, hereafter) connection platform. Each tombstone is defined by its specific address therefore when entering the machine envelope, it makes itself available to the TRM. At that time, the TRM engages that specific tombstone and that specific tombstone only. An individual TRM is capable of recognizing multiple discrete addresses allowing it to control tombstones that are in a pallet-racking system as they become available in the machining envelope.

The wireless system is driven by power cells that are rated to last up to 8 hours of machining time. KME CNC configured the system through a unique power management scheme that features the ability of shutting off desired drives through g-code programming, which ultimately helps maximize machining time overall. Combined with the ease of loading and unloading the power cells, this wireless system is unmistakably designed to serve time/cost-conscious plants!


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About KME CNC

KME CNC is unmatched at transforming existing 3-axis vertical machining centers and 4-axis horizontal machining centers into 5-axis production machines. KME CNC 5 Axis Systems work in conjunction with the machines you already have and all of the popular workholding solutions you are already using to make the transition to 5-axis as seamless as possible. All CNC machines have their own brains, their own memory, and their own independent controller that allows them to interface with the desired equipment. KME CNC’s Tombstones and Trunnions are able to completely integrate with existing control systems, so you do not need to program the control unit. Our units work with direct g-code from your machine controls. KME CNC makes the transition to 5-axis as seamless as possible.


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Specifications

Models 250mm Tombstone 300mm Tombstone 400mm Tombstone 500mm Tombstone 630mm Tombstone
Part # KME-TS250-1-1 KME-TS300-2-0 KME-TS400-4-0 KME-TS500-4-0 KME-TS630-4-0
Resolution 0.0018º 0.0018º 0.0018º 0.0018º 0.0018º
Max Rotation/Step 999.999º 999.999º 999.999º 999.999º 999.999º
Max Holding Torque 250 ft-lb / 339 N-m 250 ft-lb / 339 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m
Accuracy ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec
Repeatability ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec
Gear Ratio 100:1 100:1 100:1 100:1 100:1
Max Part Size 5″ (127mm) 5″ (127mm) 7″ (178mm) 9″ (229mm) 12″ (305mm)
Construction Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron
Drive Anti-Corrosion Raydent Coating Raydent Coating Raydent Coating Raydent Coating Raydent Coating
Drive Diameter 113mm 113mm 113mm 113mm 158mm
Faceplate Diameter 135mm 135mm 150mm 150mm 195mm
Base Size 250mm 300mm 400mm 500mm 630mm
Height (Tombstone) 334mm 558mm 690mm 803mm 903mm
Signal Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function
Power Requirement 12V DC 12V DC 12V DC 12V DC 12V DC
Approx. Weight 260 lbs 290 lbs 385 lbs 605 lbs 1020 lbs