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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 ground, 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

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
    250mm Tombstone
    Models 250mm
    Part # KME-TS250
    Resolution 0.0018º
    Max Rotation/Step 999.999º
    Max Holding Torque 200 ft-lb / 271 N-m
    Rotating Torque 30 ft-lb / 40 N-m
    Side Load Torque 200 ft-lb / 271 N-m
    Accuracy ±10 Arc Sec
    Repeatability ±5 Arc Sec
    Gear Ratio 100:1
    Max Part Size 5.5″ (139.7mm)
    Max Part Weight 40 lbs
    Construction Meehanite Cast Iron
    Drive Anti-Corrosion Raydent Coating
    Faceplate Diameter 135mm
    Base Size 140mm
    Height (Tombstone) 140mm
    Signal Single M-Code Function
    Power Requirement 12V DC
    Approx. Weight 37 lbs
     

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    Specifications
    300mm Tombstone
    Models 300mm 2-0
    Part # KME-TS300-2-0
    Resolution 0.0018º
    Max Rotation/Step 999.999º
    Max Holding Torque 250 ft-lb / 339 N-m
    Rotating Torque 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m
    Side Load Torque 250 ft-lb / 339 N-m
    Accuracy ±10 Arc Sec
    Repeatability ±5 Arc Sec
    Gear Ratio 100:1
    Max Part Size 5″ (127mm)
    Max Part Weight 40 lbs
    Construction Meehanite Cast Iron
    Drive Anti-Corrosion Raydent Coating
    Faceplate Diameter 135mm
    Base Size 300mm
    Height (Tombstone) 595mm
    Signal Single M-Code Function
    Power Requirement 12V DC
    Approx. Weight 290 lbs
     

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    • 400mm 4-0
    • 400mm 4-0 Offset
    • 400mm 2-2
    • 400mm 2-2


    Specifications
    400mm Tombstone
    Models 400mm 1-0 Offset 400mm 1-1 & 2-0 400mm 4-0 & 2-2 400mm 4-0 & 2-2 Tall 400mm 4-0 & 2-2 Offset
    Part # KME-TS400-1-0 OFFSET KME-TS400-1-1 & 2-0 KME-TS400-4-4 & 2-2 KME-TS400-4-4 & 2-2 TALL KME-TS400-4-4 & 2-2 OFFSET
    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 750 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m
    Rotating Torque 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m
    Side Load Torque 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 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 12″ (304.8mm) 7″ (177.8mm) 7″ (177.8mm) ####### 7″ (177.8mm)
    Max Part Weight 140 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs
    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
    Faceplate Diameter 250mm 180mm 180mm 180mm 180mm
    Base Size 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm 400mm
    Height (Tombstone) 690mm 690mm 690mm 840mm 690mm
    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 440 lbs 440 lbs 450 lbs ####### 450 lbs
     

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    • 4 Platters
    • 2 in Front, 2 in Back
    • 2 in Front, 2 in Back
    • 2 in Front, 2 in Back


    Specifications
    500mm Tombstone
    Models 500mm 1-0 Offset 500mm 1-1 & 2-0 (50-32) 500mm 1-1 & 2-0 (72-50) 500mm 4-0 & 2-2 500mm 4-0 & 2-2 Tall
    Part # KME-TS500-1-0 OFFSET KME-TS500-1-1 & 2-0 (50-32) KME-TS500-1-1 & 2-0 (72-50) KME-TS500-4-4 & 2-2 KME-TS500-4-4 & 2-2 TALL
    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 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m 300 ft-lb / 407 N-m
    Rotating Torque 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m 45 ft-lb / 61 N-m
    Side Load Torque 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 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 16″(406mm) 5″ (127mm) 9″ (229mm) 9″ (229mm) #######
    Max Part Weight 100 lbs 100 lbs 140 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs
    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
    Faceplate Diameter 355mm 180mm 250mm 180mm 180mm
    Base Size 500mm 500mm 500mm 500mm 500mm
    Height (Tombstone) 803mm 803mm 803mm 803mm 953mm
    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 640 lbs 640 lbs 650 lbs 650 lbs #######
     

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    • 630mm 4-0
    • 630mm 2-2
    • 630mm 2-2
    • 630mm 2-2


    Specifications
    630mm Tombstone
    Models 630mm 1-0 Offset 630mm 1-1 & 2-0 630mm 4-0 & 2-2
    Part # KME-TS630-1-0 OFFSET KME-TS630-1-1 & 2-0 KME-TS630-4-0 & 2-2
    Resolution 0.0018º 0.0018º 0.0018º
    Max Rotation/Step 999.999º 999.999º 999.999º
    Max Holding Torque 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m 750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m
    Rotating Torque 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m 65 ft-lb / 88 N-m
    Side Load Torque 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m 1250 ft-lb / 1627 N-m
    Accuracy ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec ±10 Arc Sec
    Repeatability ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec ±5 Arc Sec
    Gear Ratio 100:1 100:1 100:1
    Max Part Size 16″ (406mm) 12″ (304.8mm) 12″ (304.8mm)
    Max Part Weight 140 lbs 140 lbs 140 lbs
    Construction Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron Meehanite Cast Iron
    Drive Anti-Corrosion Raydent Coating Raydent Coating Raydent Coating
    Faceplate Diameter 355mm 250mm 250mm
    Base Size 630mm 630mm 630mm
    Height (Tombstone) 903mm 903mm 903mm
    Signal Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function Single M-Code Function
    Power Requirement 12V DC 12V DC 12V DC
    Approx. Weight 1040 lbs 1025 lbs 1050 lbs
     

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