Giddings & Lewis 5-axis HMC Series

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Giddings & Lewis 5-axis horizontal machining centers

The Giddings & Lewis 5-axis HMC 1250 and HMC 1600 offer 210,000 position A-axis tilt spindles. Setups and cycle times are reduced with 5-sided machining of large difficult parts. The Giddings & Lewis HMC 5-axis series size and flexibility make them well-suited for production of aerospace, construction and energy parts.

HMC series advantages

  • Extreme 210,000 position A-axis tilt spindle handles parts with complex geometry
  • Modular design – select machine features and capabilities based on applications.
  • Cast iron construction provides rigidity
  • Built-in hydrostatic contouring table adds machining versatility and dynamic stiffness for heavy-duty precision cuts

Tilt head specifications

  • Index positions 210,000 in .001 deg. Increments
  • Tilt travel total 210 degrees
  • Tilt travel above horizontal 90 degrees
  • Tilt travel below horizontal 120 degrees 

Machine specifications

HMC 1250

HMC 1600

X-axis travel (mm)



Optional X-axis travel (mm)



Y-axis travel (mm)



Optional Y-axis travel (mm)



Maximum workzone swing (mm)



Maximum workzone height (mm)



Feeds / rapid traverse (m/min)



Pallet size (mm)

1250 x 1250

1250 x 1600

Optional pallets (mm)

1600 x 1600

1600 x 2000

Allowable load (kg)



Optional load capacity (kg)


Number of positions


* Available on 1600 x 2000 mm pallet only

Applications and operations

  • The 210,000 position A-axis tilt spindle has flexibility and power.  
  • The rigidity of Fives Giddings & Lewis horizontal machining centers makes it possible to take heavy cuts.

Available options:

  • Travels
  • Large capacity tool magazines
  • Tool and part probes
  • Controls – Siemens or Fanuc
  • Coolant systems
  • Multiple pallet systems

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