FMA5-II - 560 x 350 x 500 mm Horizontal Machining Center / FMS

The Tsugami FMA series of machines quickly established itself as the industry standard in integrated pallet pool HMCs when they were 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 350 x 330 x 400 mm version, the FMA3-II.

The Benchmark HMC /FMS

The FMA5-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 an 8 pallet magazine, but may also be configured with a 10 pallet option.

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 and bed permits the free flow of chips – with or without an operator.  The chips and coolant are also isolated from the bed – preventing thermal distortion of the machine.

The FMA5-II comes with space saving vertical-loop pallet system – allowing a number of different workpieces in each pallet.  A 62 tool ATC is standard, with options for 126 and 190 tool magazines.

X / Y / Z-axis Stroke 560 x 350 x 500 mm / 22 x 13.8 x 19.7”
Pallet Size 450 x 450 mm, 17.7 x 17.7” or 300 x 300 mm (5F10P)
ATC (Tool-to-Tool) 1.0 sec.
Chip-to-Chip 5.5 sec.
Pallet Change Time 40.0 Sec (8P), 17.0 (10P)
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 24,251 lbs, 11,000 kg




  • 25 years, 5+ Upgrades,  Industry Benchmark HMC / FMS-stillthe standard for unattended pallet pool HMCs
  • Available in 3, 4, and 5-axis Models
  • Repeatability at 0.000080 is Outstanding
  • Vertical Bed/Pallet System Enhances Chip Disposal – and enables “free-chip-flow” away from tool shanks
  • Minimal Pallet Changing Time via built-in vertical pallet changer
  • Chip/Coolant System Minimizes Heat Deformation
  • Tsugami Precision, Speed, Accuracy in a Time-Tested HMC  
  • Fanuc 32i-MB CNC
  • Mulitple: Including 62, 126, 190 Tool Magazine
  • 10 or 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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