Methods is the exclusive importer of Kiwa – Japan Horizontal and Vertical Machining Centers throughout North America.
Kiwa Machinery Co., LTD is a high quality machine tool builder located in Nabari, Japan. Kiwa commenced as a family business manufacturing agricultural machines in 1869. In 1933, Kiwa started manufacturing lathes and in 1981 began exporting their products to the USA, Canada, UK, France and other countries. Today, Kiwa Machinery is one of Japan’s foremost machining center builders.
KIWA’s exclusive in-the-field expandable tool and pallet technology, feature-rich package and cost-effective pricing, brings the advantages of horizontal machining within a job shop’s reach. Expandability allows shops to upgrade from a 2-pallet horizontal machine with 120 tools to a 6 or 8-pallet machine with 220 tools. The KIWA KH-41 and KH-45 Horizontal Machining Centers feature a 400 millimeter pallet. The KH-45 has an ample work envelope of 29.5 inch diameter by 39.4 inch height and the KH-41 features a compact footprint and work envelope of 21.7 inch diameter by 33.5 inch height.
Versatile KIWA Vertical Machining Centers, designed for a wide variety of applications, feature fast pallet changers for work in high production environments. Systems feature powerful, high-speed rapid traverse, machine automation and convenient chip disposal. Reliable KIWA Machining Centers are loaded with features for maximum speed, accuracy, rigidity and value with an exceptional service life.
KIWA recently introduced a newly expanded line of Horizontal Machining Centers, the new KMH Series. This new line is competitively priced and offers pallet sizes ranging from 300 to 1,250 millimeters to handle a large range of part sizes.
Horizontal Machining Centers | Kiwa
Horizontal Machining Centers (HMCs) are milling machines that feature horizontally oriented spindles that rely on rotary cutters to remove metal from a workpiece. The horizontal design of HMC allows a two-pallet work changer to be incorporated into a space efficient machines for fast production.
5-Axis Machining Centers | Kiwa
5-Axis Machining Centers have the ability to move a part or a tool on five different axes at the same time. These machining centers are able to rotate on two additional rotary axes, often identified as A and B, which in turn help the cutting tool approach the part from all directions. These axes are used to smoothly follow a contoured surface, making the 5-axis machine prevalent in the aerospace industry.