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MB 650U

Introducing the all-new Methods MB 650U Simultaneous 5-Axis Bridge Type Machining Center, engineered & built to strict Methods specifications and quality standards.

This new product line from Methods is packed with standard features and benefits that will exceed the expectations of our customers looking for quality, reliability, accuracy and longevity at a competitive price.

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Product Details

Features & Benefits

  • 15,000 RPM Big Plus, 40 Taper Spindle with Air-Oil Lubrication, Spindle Chiller
  • Powerful 25 HP Direct Drive Hollow Shaft Spindle Motor with 1,000 psi CTS Prep
  • Robust Bridge Type Construction with Thermal Compensation
  • High Performance FANUC 31i-MB5 PLUS Control with 15” TFT Screen
  • Includes Tool Center Point Control, Collision Detection, 2 GB Data Server, Manual Guide I, AICC II, 600 Block Look Ahead and Ethernet
  • Large Capacity 60 Tool ATC
  • Includes Scales in All Axes & Kinematic Calibration Hardware/Software

Technical Data


X axis Travel
24.4" (620 mm)
Y axis Travel
20.5" (520 mm)
Z axis Travel
18.1" (460 mm)
B axis - Tilting
-50° ~ +110°
C axis - Rotary


Table Dimensions
Ø25.59 in (Ø650 mm)
Maximum Load
661 lbs (300 kg)
Spindle Nose to Table Surface
5.9” ~ 24” (150 ~ 610 mm)


Spindle Speed
15,000 rpm
Spindle Taper
Big Plus/CAT40
Spindle Power
25 hp
Spindle Torque
106 ft/lb (143.7 Nm)
Spindle Lube
Oil / Air


X-Axis Rapid Traverse
1417 in/min (36 m/min)
Y-Axis Rapid Traverse
1417 in/min (36 m/min)
Z-Axis Rapid Traverse
1417 in/min (36 m/min)
B/C Axes Rotation Speed
25 rpm


Maximum Number of Tools
Tool-to-Tool Change Time
1.9 sec
Max Diameter
3.0" (75 mm)
Max Weight
15.4 lbs (7 kg)

Dimensions/ Weight/ Capacities

19,400 lbs (8800 kg)
Coolant Tank Capacity
68.7 gal (260 L)
FANUC 31i-MB5 Plus


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