News | July 14, 2022

The Methods MV 600H: A Vertical Machining Center Workhorse

Methods Machine Tools, the foremost supplier of high-quality, high-precision CNC machine tools and automation in North America, recently released the Methods MV 600H, a three-axis vertical machining center (VMC).

Compact Design, High-end Features
The MV 600H’s compact design, high-end features, expansive workpiece envelope, and powerful torque work in harmony to create an all-purpose machine tool that can handle any job, any material, for any industry.

Designed with more features than any other machine tool in its class, the MV 600H’s standard features include:

  • A 24-capacity automatic tool changer
  • 19 hand-scraped surfaces for long-term precision and fluid movements
  • A BIG-PLUS, dual-contact, 40-taper spindle for improved tool life, surface finishing, and rigidity

Ready-made Machining Versatility
The ready-made versatility of the MV 600H positions shop owners to accept a wider range of jobs across a wider customer base with consistent machining experiences.

The MV 600H has a solid box-type guideway on the Z-axis for better vibration dampening and heavy-duty cutting, as well as nimble cylindrical roller guideways on the X-axis and Y-axis for faster table speeds and improved accuracy. Machines that implement both types of guideways give machine shops the perfect combination of high-speed machining and superior rigidity.

Other features include:

  • Thermal compensation system, including a spindle oil chiller, enabling consistent, precise cuts
  • Oil/air spindle lubrication for longer spindle life
  • 30 HP (15 min.) direct drive, hollow shaft FANUC alpha-series spindle motor with 111 foot-pounds of torque
  • Low- and high-speed spindle motor windings
  • X-axis and Y-axis rapids of 2,362 inches per minute (IPM) for swift, smooth movements
  • 200 block look ahead for optimized feed rates, accuracy and productivity

Another Powerful CNC Machine from Methods
The MV 600H is the latest addition to the Methods line of vertical and horizontal machining centers. Developed by Methods and manufactured by Litz Hitech Corp., the MV 600H is the result of decades of engineering and service experience packaged in a compact, powerful machine to address midmarket machining demand.

Each machine is backed by Methods’ industry-leading service and support. All Methods products are engineering and inspected to meet strict quality control specifications and comply with ISO/SME standards.

For more information, visit Methods MV 600H homepage (

Source: Methods Machine Tools, Inc.