Bridgeport Introduces GX-Series Machining Centers


Bridgeport, a member of The Hardinge Group, is expanding its spectrum of machining centers by introducing the Bridgeport-designed and -built GX 600, GX 800 and GX 1000 VMCs. Positioned in the center of Bridgeport’s machining center portfolio (above the XV-Series and below the XR-Series), these Performance-focused machines offer mold and die manufacturers, as well as precision engineers in the automotive, aerospace, medical and general engineering sectors optimum capability and functionality in a compact design. The all-new GX-Series are based on the well-known Bridgeport P3-Series VMC platform with many performance upgrades to meet the increased demands of the metalworking community. These rigid machines feature a stiff and thermally-stable spindle, a rigid C-frame fixed column design, and fixed pre-tensioned double-nut ballscrews on all axes. The unique heavy-duty linear guide and truck configuration provides added stiffness, damping and surface contact area. Each machine is configured with three guideways and five guide trucks on the X and Y axes; two guideways and six guide trucks on the Z axis. The 24-tool side-mount/swing-arm automatic tool changer (ATC) features random access, bidirectional indexing and 2.5-second tool-to-tool change time. “The new GX-Series makes Bridgeport quality and performance available to users who may not yet need the features of our existing High-performance machining center lines,” said Pat Ervin, CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of The Hardinge Group. “We feel that these new models offer a best-in-class choice for users needing performance-level machining applications with more capability and functionality than our standard VMC line. Like all Bridgeport VMCs, the GX-Series reflects Bridgeport’s commitment to quality and performance without compromise.” All models are available for immediate shipment. - continued - GX-Series machine specifications include: - Travels (X/Y/Z)— - GX 600 — 23.62 x 21.25 x 21.25” (600 x 540 x 540mm) - GX 800 — 31.50 x 21.25 x 21.25” (800 x 540 x 540mm) - GX 1000 — 40.16 x 21.25 x 21.25” (1020 x 540 x 540mm) - Spindle horsepower—34.8-hp (26-kW) - Spindle speeds—10,000-rpm (12,000-rpm option) - Table capacity (X/Y)— - GX 600 — 29.5 x 21.25” (750 x 540mm) - GX 800 — 36.4 x 21.25” (925 x 540mm) - GX 1000 — 44.0 x 21.25” (1120 x 540mm) - Table weight capacity—1760lb (800kg) - 24-Tool ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) - Rigid, cast iron C-frame construction - Bridgeport/Fanuc i-Series GX control


• Table Load:800kg (1,760lbs) • T Slot width x number:18 mm (.708in.) x 3 • T Slot center distance:160 mm (6.29in.) • Working Surface:1120-540mm (44.1-21.25in.)
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