A l l W e B u i l d I n Q u a l i t y
Since 1985 in USA
255 CAPITOL ST., LIVERMORE, CA 94551, USA
TEL: +1 925 443 1200 FAX:+1 925 443 1290
1st Factory No. 40-2, 34th Road, Industrial Park,
2nd Factory No. 35, 36th Road, Industrial Park
3nd Factory No. 306, 38th Road, Industrial Park
407 Taichung City, Taiwan, R.O.C.
TEL: +886 4 2355 2495 FAX: +886 4 2355 2496
AKIRA SEIKI Co., Ltd
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Vertical Spindle Machining Center
With more than 20 years solid profession
in machine tool technology, Akira Seiki
expands marketing development from
USA to the international.
In the past, we built reliable machineries
to process customers' success in USA
where is keen competition. Now, we
broaden our mission to progress your
competition wherever you are.
Always keeps moving to
advance your future success.
Headquarter in USA 1st Factory
Akira Seiki well management in production and quality is the
fore and ever guarantee to our customer. Thorough practice of
Quality Process Activity, every Akira Seiki execution is regulated
and presented with documentary Standard Operation Procedure.
Akira Seiki always carries on the professional Research &
Development of next successful machine tool product to keep
our customer advancement in the future.
Well Practice In Quality
Plenty storage in Material
Spindle test runQuality Control
AssemblyResearch and Development
AKIRA SEIKI President
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Coming out of "tough times," Silray needed
high performance equipment at affordable
prices. “The Akira Seikis did that for us,”
says Silray partner Bill Raybould. “The first
machine worked so well for us that we bought
three more. These machines are easy
on your budget, but they deliver a lot of
performance for the money.” Components
in foreground are for Five O mini off-road bikes
The partners added to their equipment line-up
by purchasing Akira Seiki SV1000, three more
Akira Seiki machines, an SL 35 CNC lathe,
a V4 Performa, and an SV 1300 machining
"As you can imagine, things were still
pretty tight for us," Raybould says, "so we
needed the best performance we could
get for the money we had available.
We were invited to come out and run a
test on the first Akira, the SV 1000, before
we bought it, and we liked what we saw.
We ran that first machine eight to sixteen
hours a day and it delivered everything we
needed, precision and reliability. Based on
the first machine's performance, we bought
three more. Our next machine will also be
an Akira Seiki, but it will be a new one. If
we keep growing, that won't be long.”
In spite of being able to re-equip his shop
with far less money than he might have
spent otherwise”, Raybould feels his
Akira Seiki machines can hold their own
in terms of precision and quality finishes.
He explains. "The tolerances on those parts
are two-tenths and we hold that with ease
on our Akira Seikis. The controllers on the
mills have look ahead, which allows them
to speed up and slow down as required
to keep a good finish. They're well built
and very rigid, so we get good results.
We're very impressed."
Now AKIRA SEIKI
Vertical Spindle Machines
to prepare you future success
June-July 2004 • Volume XXII No. 5
Story by C. H. Bush, editor;
photography by John Semonish,
Customers to the Rescue
Three Good Customers Refuse to Let a Job
Shop Shrink in Size!
Akira Seiki VMC Guide P5
Rigid Foundation P7
Motion Components P9
Spindle Features P11
Akira Mi Control P13
Convenient Operation P15
NC Rotary Table P17
Configuration & Option P19
Machine Specification P21-P30
Vertical Machining Center
The Faster Way to Guide your
production effeciency !
Three Silray Akira Seiki mills (a V4 Performa, an SV1000
and an SV1300) are grouped into a work cell. Operators
are (foreground, right) CNC machinist Billy Roncallo,
CNC machinist Mario Rosa (left front) and CNC machinist
programmer Quoc Ta (background).
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Performa Junior_JR SR series
Cost Effect BT-40 Vertical
Akira Superior Speed Heavy Duty
Ultra High Speed BT-50 Vertical
Performa Heavy Duty_HV-B series
Rigid Gear Drive BT-50 Vertical
Performa Classic V series
Ultra High Performance BT-40 Vertical
Akira Super Vertical _ SV series
Ultra High Speed BT-40 Vertical
Akira Super Vertical BT-40 14000~15000rpm 35~42HP main motor
SV550 SV760 SV815 SV1050 SV1300 SV1150 SV1350 SV1630 SV2060
Performa Heavy Duty BT-50 6000~8000rpm25~30HP main motor
HV4.5B HV5.5B HV6B HV7B HV9B HV9.5B HV10B HV11B
Akira Superior Speed Heavy Duty BT-50 8000~10000rpm 35~42HP main motor
HSV1150 HSV1350 HSV1630 HSV2060
X axis travel (mm / inch) 410 / 16.1 550 / 21.6 762 / 30 550 / 21.6 760 / 30 815 / 32.1 1050 / 41.3 1300 / 51.2 1150 / 45.3 1350 / 53.1 1630 / 64.2 2060 / 81.1
Y axis travel (mm / inch) 410 / 16.1 435 / 17.1 540 / 21.3 640 / 25.2 850 / 33.5
Z axis travel (mm / inch) 460 / 18.1 520 / 20.4 560 / 21.9 660 / 26 815 / 32.1
Performa Junior BT-40 9000~11000rpm 12~15HP main motor
JR SR2 SR3
Vertical Machining Center-L iner M otion G uide
Vertical Machining Center-B ox G uide W ay
Xtra Performance BT-40 12000rpm24~30HP main motor
V2 XP V2.5 XP V3 XP V4 XP V5 XP V4.5 XP V5.5 XP V6 XP V8 XP
Performa Classic BT-40 9000rpm 20~25HP main motor
V2 V2.5 V3 V4 V5 V4.5 V5.5 V6 V8
X axis travel (mm / inch) 1300 / 51.2 1400 / 55.1 1630 / 64.2 1800 / 70.1 2200 / 86.6 2200 / 86.6 2600 / 102.4 3050 / 120
Y axis travel (mm / inch) 700 / 27.6 860 / 33.9 980 / 38.6 1050 / 41.3
Z axis travel (mm / inch) 620 / 24.4 800 / 31.5 850 / 33.5 1000 / 40
* All specification subject to change without notice.
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* All specification subject to change without notice.
Golden Triangular frame in optimum span of bed base and guide ways supports the superior
acceleration and deceleration movement.
Large box way column and head cartridge for heavy cut and smooth finishing.
Rigid Physical Foundation
MEEHANITE high quality casting
iron assures permanent rigidity and
Each Akira Seiki casting frame
is verified when founded by the
autherized Meehanite foundries.
The Certificate of Mehanite casting
follows each Akira Seiki machine.
Construction frame of V3-5/SV815-1300
Casting physical report along with
every AKIRA SEIKI Machine
The base of
New V and SV body with more
700~1000kgs increased than
Scientific Technology Support
Physical rigidity are ensured for all Akira Seiki strong VMC in the primary
design progress by advanced digital assay tool. All structural frames
apply COSMOS system for analysis to optimize rigid mechanism
Digital FEA (Fine Element Analysis) scientifically demonstrates
rigid structure and approves excellent dynamic accuracy and
vibration absorption while rapid cutting.
Reinforced Frame Construction
Akira Seiki VMC casting are steady as rock to
perform excellent dynamic accuracy and vibration
absorption while rapid cutting.
The internal ribs of each key casting elements
like base, column, head-cartridge and saddles
are enforced for deformation-resistant and anti-
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* Check availability with local distributor or Akira Seiki.
Least friction coefficient and preloading for
clearance-free between moving surface, precise
ball linear guide ways are most compatible for fast
movement and high positioning & repeatability
To carry high cutting rapid and loading capability,
the major feeding axes are in Japan THK most
recommended NR type linear guide ways (THK
(Japan made) most
recommended heavy load linear
guide ways - NR Type
Others THK NR
More effective support contact
Others THK NR