Okuma America Corporation Introduces MA-8000H Horizontal Machining Center

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 1, 2022) – The leadership team at Okuma America Corporation is pleased to introduce the MA-8000H, the latest addition to the company’s horizontal machining center lineup. This new CNC (computer numeric control) machine was designed for greater productivity when manufacturing large parts, without compromising machining capacity, reliability, or accuracy.

Western Hemisphere Debut
The MA-8000H will make its first appearance in the Americas at the 2022 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in booth #338500 at McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois, on September 12 – 17, 2022. Okuma experts will be available to showcase the machine’s many features and capabilities.

Machine Versatility and Range
The MA-8000H horizontal machining center is a versatile machine designed for a wide range of machining applications from heavy-duty to high-feed machining. The machine’s impressive work envelope and expansive travel ranges (X axis: 1,400 mm, Y axis: 1,200 mm, Z axis: 1,350 mm), coupled with a highly rigid bed and cast-in ball screw mounts for highly accurate drive and positioning, make the MA-8000H ideally suited to cut medium-to-large workpieces. Additionally, powerful spindle options effectively handle materials across the metal spectrum.

Impressive Features
The MA-8000H is engineered with Okuma’s proprietary Thermo-Friendly Concept, a feature that practically eliminates thermal deformation during the machining process. The machine also includes an integrated thru-spindle coolant suction feature to mitigate excess coolant usage when machining functions have abated. Additionally, the machine is equipped with an enhanced chip evacuation system with in-machine washing and a new sludgeless coolant tank design that reduces coolant replacement cycles and tank maintenance needs.

Sustainable Features Onboard
At IMTS the MA-8000H will be equipped with Okuma’s next-generation energy management technology - ECO suite plus. This new smart technology helps to manage energy usage of the machine and peripheral devices, ultimately reducing CO2 emissions. The ECO suite plus technology will now become available on all Okuma machines.

Automation Friendly
The MA-8000H has been thoughtfully designed and is well-suited to adopt automation systems such as Automatic Pallet Changers (APCs), Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), and a variety of robotics to enhance productivity even further.

Key Specs – MA-8000H Horizontal Machining Center:

  • Rotary Pallet Size mm (in): 800 x 800 (31.50 x 31.50)
  • Max Workpiece Dimensions mm (in): 1,450 x 1,450 (57.09 x 57.09)
  • Spindle Speed min⁻¹: 50 – 6,000 [50 – 10,000, 50 – 12,000]
  • Spindle Power kW (hp): 30/22 [45/37, 45/30] (40/30, 60/50, 60/40)
  • Rapid Traverse m/min (ipm): X: 60 (2,362), Y: 60 (2,362), Z: 60 (2,362)
  • Floor Space (l x w) mm (in): 8,178 (322) x 4,251 (167.4)
  • Weight lbs (kg): 72,600 (33,000)

Equipped with an impressive list of standard features, the Okuma MA-8000H is a powerful addition to shops that produce medium to large parts. Visit okuma.com/products/MA-8000H for more details or to request a quote.

About Okuma America Corporation

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, controls and automation systems. The company was founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan, and is the industry’s only single-source provider of CNC machines, controls, drives, motors, encoders, spindles and automation systems, all manufactured by Okuma. The company designs its own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality. In 2014 Okuma launched the Okuma App Store, the industry’s only centralized online marketplace for machine tool apps and related content. Along with its extensive distribution network (largest in the Americas), and Partners in THINC network of enhanced manufacturing technologies, Okuma is committed to helping users gain competitive advantages through the open possibilities of machine tools today and into the future.

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