Hardinge Bridgeport’s high quality, highly specified Vertical Machining Center with Integrated Automatic Pallet Changing capability, the GX 480 APC is a lightning quick extremely compact yet rugged machine; developed for applications that require speed as well as accuracy.
The GX 480 APC is manufactured from quality sourced grey cast iron to the highest standards and possesses a level of reliability unsurpassed in the industry. A fully digital machine with a rapid traverse rate of 1,417 ipm X, Y and Z and acceleration rates of 4.8 m/sec² providing a fast and accurate response to all your machining needs.
Hardinge is a global designer, manufacturer and distributor of machine tools, specializing in SUPER- PRECISION(TM) and precision CNC Lathes, high performance Machining Centers, high-end cylindrical and jig Grinding machines, and technologically advanced Workholding & Rotary Products. Hardinge is also the world’s largest manufacturer of collets (5C Collets, 16C Collets, 20C Collets, Swiss Collets and other styles) for all brands of machines including custom engineered solutions. Hardinge has a very diverse customer base and serves a wide variety of end-user markets. This customer base includes metalworking manufacturers which make parts for a variety of industries, as well as a wide range of end users in the aerospace, agricultural, transportation, basic consumer goods, communications and electronics, construction, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, and recreation industries, among others. Hardinge has manufacturing operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Taiwan, and China.