Phoenix has recently completed building a 5-axis Gantry. As with most of our projects, it’s big and designed to meet the customer’s specific needs. This machine provides 40′ of longitudinal travel, 16′ of cross travel and 10′ of vertical travel. The machine bridge will span three floor plates with two mounted at floor level and one buried deep into the foundation. This design will allow the customer to machine parts of various sizes. The gantry mill features a 14″ ram cross section, with a 40kw live spindle and a two axis universal head offering the same horsepower. The longitudinal and cross travel axes are driven by rack and pinion with dual Fanuc servo motors. The vertical axis is driven by a precision ground ballscrew with a Fanuc AC servo motor. All of the axes are provided with linear absolute scales to provide maximum accuracy. Controlling the machine is a Fanuc model 30i control.