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Midaco Trunnion System for 4th Axis Machining

Trunnion System and Rotary Indexer shown in VMC

ONLY ONE 4th Axis is required to get the benefits of a Horizontal Machining Center on your VMC equipped with a MIDACO Automatic Pallet Changer. Increase 4th Axis productivity by adding our TRUNNION SYSTEM.

If you’re looking for new ways to innovate on your machining floor, perhaps you aren’t actualizing the full potential of your machining center at hand.

NO Cable Management Required

Midaco Automatic Pallet Changer AS5020SD with Trunnion System

With MIDACO’s Trunnion System, increase 4th-axis productivity by turning your vertical machining center into a horizontal machining center with NO cable management required.

This system includes one 4th axis actuator assembly and two trunnions which are then mounted on your new or existing Automatic Pallet Changer, and it works with any 4th axis rotary-indexer (not included). Additional individual trunnions are also available separately.

Only ONE Rotary Indexer Needed for Two Pallets

Midaco Trunnion System

A trunnion is mounted on each pallet of the Automatic Pallet Changer outside the vertical machining center, giving you access to TWO machining set-ups for just one rotary indexer. 

Once transferred into the machine table, the pallet clamps onto the MIDACO receiver and the trunnion automatically engages with the 4th axis rotary indexer, providing a cost-effective solution to increase your VMC’s capability by machining 360 degrees without needing cumbersome cable management.

Vertical Rotary Faceplate

Midaco Vertical Rotary Faceplate with T-slots on Automatic Pallet Changer

Similar to the Trunnion System, MIDACO’s Vertical Rotary Faceplate can increase the versatility of your workholding options when combined with your rotary indexer and is mounted onto the pallet in use. Once transferred into the machining area via the MIDACO Automatic Pallet Changer, the faceplate engages with your rotary indexer and rotates 360 degrees to machine multiple sides. Available with T-Slots or Spindle holes.

For pallet sizes from 22" x 15" up to 50" x 24"

Midaco Trunnion System on AS50SD Automatic Pallet Changer

MIDACO offers Trunnion Systems for Series A16SD, A30SD, A40SD and AS50SD Automatic Pallet Changers, so there is something sure to match the unique needs of your operation.

With MIDACO’s state-of-the-art automation, paired with its variety of Trunnion Systems, unlock the unlimited potential of your machining centers while increasing efficiency and output at the same time.

At MIDACO, our guarantee is that we consistently strive for quality and excellence in product design, manufacturing and service to our worldwide customers and have cemented ourselves as leaders in the industry due to our premier products and unmatched customer service. 

Customer Testimonials

Our customers benefit from the automation and ease-of-use that MIDACO pallet systems incorporate into their machine centers. The enhanced efficiencies and dramatically reduced spindle idle time has boosted productivity by more than 50%. See for yourself with the latest testimonials from MIDACO customers.

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