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Kern Precision announces the KERN Micro 5-axis machine tool


KERN Precision Inc.

(508) 943-7202

Kern Precision Inc. announced the Kern Micro, a new compact 5-axis vertical machining center. It is an ultra-precision vertical machining center that combines automation with nano precision, according to the company.

The Kern Micro is ideal for manufacturers with ultra-precision requirements and a wide range of production needs for nanoscale to large sized parts, according to the company. The machine tool can accommodate large workpieces up to 350mm in diameter and 220mm in height, yet has a small footprint. The machine offers precise machining with accuracy down to +/-0.5 µm, with achievable part accuracy down to +/-2 µm, the company reports.

Also, the product delivers high repeatability for reliable and productive operation, the company claims.

The Kern Micro also offers a tool cabinet with quick-change pallet for more than 200 tools. The system also includes a workpiece palletization system using a System 3R Macro Magnum or Erowa Power automatic chuck as a pallet receiver.

Other key features include an automatic laser tool measuring system, a workpiece probing system, and an advanced temperature control system, the company reports.

Kern Precision Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of machine builder Kern Micro und Feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co., in Eschenlohe, Germany.

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The Kern Micro compact 5-axis vertical machining center.