KME 5-Axis Tombstones

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5 Axis Machining on Your 3 Axis Machine

  • Mill 5+ sides on 4 different platters with a single setup for 4 completely machined parts

  • 300 ft/lbs of torque on C drive

  • 0 backlash for 10,000 hrs of continuous use

  • Excellent dimensions for various machine sizes

  • Programmable directly through g-code

  • Utilize existing space inside machine more efficiently

  • Easy install on existing equipment with no additional drive cards

  • Increase operator’s efficiency by reducing set up time


KME CNC 5-axis platters are built right into a precision ground, rigid meehanite cast iron tombstones that are designed specifically for Horizontal Machining Centers.

Our standard models come with four independent 5-axis platters on one side or 2 platters on both sides of the tombstone. Platters extend only a couple inches from the face of the tombstone, taking up less space within the HMC’s work zone than a surface-mounted indexer.

These units completely integrate with control systems so you do not need to program the control unit. You can program your work directly from your machine g-code controls. Mill 5+ sides on four different platters with a single setup for four completely machined parts!



Wireless Technology for More Flexibility

Patented Wireless tombstones comes with no wires, cables or any type of connections. Getting the tombstones in and out of your machines is now easy as 1-2-3, in addition to allowing change-over or pallet pool applications to run lights-out.

This new platform allows immense flexibility, i.e. pallet pool, cell, or stand alone applications. The system is an RF address-based system that works with a Transmitter/Receiver Module (TRM, hereafter) connection platform. Each tombstone is defined by its specific address therefore when entering the machine envelope, it makes itself available to the TRM. At that time, the TRM engages that specific tombstone and that specific tombstone only. An individual TRM is capable of recognizing multiple discrete addresses allowing it to control tombstones that are in a pallet-racking system as they become available in the machining envelope.

The wireless system is driven by power cells that are rated to last up to 8 hours of machining time. KME CNC configured the system through a unique power management scheme that features the ability of shutting off desired drives through g-code programming, which ultimately helps maximize machining time overall. Combined with the ease of loading and unloading the power cells, this wireless system is unmistakably designed to serve time/cost-conscious plants!

Dimensional Drawings

Models available by pallet size:

250mm | 300mm | 400mm | 500mm | 630mm

Models250mm Tombstone300mm Tombstone400mm Tombstone500mm Tombstone630mm Tombstone
Part #KME-TS250-1-1KME-TS300-2-0KME-TS400-4-0KME-TS500-4-0KME-TS630-4-0
Max Rotation/Step999.999º999.999º999.999º999.999º999.999º
Max Holding Torque250 ft-lb / 339 N-m250 ft-lb / 339 N-m300 ft-lb / 407 N-m300 ft-lb / 407 N-m750 ft-lb / 1017 N-m
Accuracy±10 Arc Sec±10 Arc Sec±10 Arc Sec±10 Arc Sec±10 Arc Sec
Repeatability±5 Arc Sec±5 Arc Sec±5 Arc Sec±5 Arc Sec±5 Arc Sec
Gear Ratio100:1100:1100:1100:1100:1
Max Part Size5″ (127mm)5″ (127mm)7″ (178mm)9″ (229mm)12″ (305mm)
ConstructionBillet AluminumMeehanite Cast IronMeehanite Cast IronMeehanite Cast IronMeehanite Cast Iron
Drive Anti-CorrosionRaydent CoatingRaydent CoatingRaydent CoatingRaydent CoatingRaydent Coating
Drive Diameter113mm113mm113mm113mm158mm
Faceplate Diameter135mm135mm150mm150mm195mm
Base Size250mm300mm400mm500mm630mm
Height (Tombstone)334mm558mm690mm803mm903mm
SignalSingle M-Code FunctionSingle M-Code FunctionSingle M-Code FunctionSingle M-Code FunctionSingle M-Code Function
Power Requirement12V DC12V DC12V DC12V DC12V DC
Approx. Weight125 lbs290 lbs385 lbs605 lbs1020 lbs