FMA3-II - 350 x 330 x 400 mm Horizontal Machining Center / FMS

The Tsugami FMA3-II quickly established itself as the industry standard in integrated pallet pool HMCs when it was first introduced 25 years ago.  Five generations of successful upgrades later, it remains the benchmark for semi-attended or unattended operation.    Innovations include a vertical bed, “free-flow” chip disposal, heat dispersion, and Tsugami power and accuracy.  The machine is also available in a 5-face machining version, the FMA5-II

The Benchmark HMC/FMS

The FMA3-II Horizontal Machining Center is designed for unattended operation with a resident multi-pallet pool while delivering unparalleled speed and accuracy. Featuring an ATC tool-to-tool  time of 1 second, X/Y/Z traverse rate of 24 m/min, and B-axis indexing speed of 2.2 sec, this machining center delivers the power, precision, and repetitive performance for true lights out operations.

This flexible manufacturing system (FMS) is standard with 10 pallet magazine, but a 20 pallet option is also available. The machine is also available in a 2-pallet series configuration.

This Tsugami HMC is also designed to solve two persistent problems in semi-attended or unattended HMC operation:  chip disposal and heat dispersion. The vertical-type pallet system permits the free flow of chips – with or without an operator. The chips and coolant are also isolated from the machine’s bed – preventing thermal distortion.

The FMA3-II comes with a space saving vertical-loop pallet system – allowing a number of different workpieces in each pallet.  A 62 tool ATC is standard, with options 126 and 190 tool magazines.


X / Y / Z-axis Stroke 350 x 330 x 400 mm / 13.8 x 13 x 15.7”
Pallet Size 300 x 300 mm, 11.8” x 11.8”
ATC (Tool-to-Tool) 1.0 sec.
Chip-to-Chip 5.0 sec.
Pallet Change Time 9.0 Sec
Rapid Traverse Rate 24 m/min
Spindle Speed 40 – 10,000 rpm
Spindle Motor 5.5 / 7.5 kW
Width x Depth x Height 159 x 97.8 x 107.8”,  4040 x 2485 x 2740 mm
Weight 23,148 lbs, 10,500 kg



  • 25 years, 5+ Upgrades, Industry  Benchmark HMC –still the standard for unattended pallet pool HMCs
  • Vertical Bed/Pallet System Enhances Chip Disposal – and enables “free-chip-flow” away from tool shanks
  • Available with Full Rotary B-Axis
  • Minimal Pallet Changing Time via built-in vertical pallet changer
  • Tsugami Precision, Speed, Accuracy in a Time-Tested Pallet Pool HMC  
  • Fanuc 18i-MB CNC


  • Multiple; including 62, 126, 190 Tool Magazine
  • 20 Pallet Magazine
  • Chip Conveyor
  • Through-Spindle Coolant
  • Automatic Centering Function


Tsugami Custom Tooling is a full service machine tool shop specializing in the design, manufacture, and delivery of custom machine tool accessories.


For all tooling inquiries please contact:

Keith Clendenin
Ph: (860) 687-3527
Cell: (860) 422-3297
e-mail: [email protected]

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