Machining centre C 400

The C 400 is a dynamic and economical machining centre designed for 5-axis / 5-sided machining.

This is where HERMLE’s well-known core competence in 5-axis technology comes into its own. The mineral cast low-vibration machine bed ensures that the C 400 has the required static stability. A host of features enables economical 5-axis / 5-sided machining. The C 400 machining centre offers a high cutting volume with enormous precision and an optimum surface finish. The C 400 has the largest working area in relation to its footprint and can be ergonomically adapted to the respective machine operator – thereby ensuring optimum ease of use.

From the comprehensive fluid technology to the optimised chip management system and a range of cooling lubricant units to the hinged belt conveyor: The C 400 Performance Line model has a number of highlights to offer, e.g. the right chip disposal equipment for removing all types of chips from the working area. This machining centre for 5-axis / 5-sided machining can be transported without being dismantled and set up without a foundation.

Energy efficiency in manufacturing and operation

HERMLE manufactures many components using lightweight construction and mineral casting technology. The high degree of own production, local suppliers and components with high efficiency factors also promote energy efficiency. Energy recuperation, high-quality servo drives and the legendary long service lives are all proof of the same high standards during actual operation.

Technical Data


  • Traverse path:  850 x 700 x 500 mm
  • Body:  Ø 650 / H 500 mm
  • Collision circle:  Ø 885 mm
  • Vertical table clearance:  max. 625 mm


  • Rotational speed: 15000/18000 1/min
  • Rapid traverse linear X-Y-Z : 35 m/min.
  • Rigid clamping table: 1070 x 700 mm
  • Max. table loading: 2000 kg


C 400 | Tool and mould making | Moulding plate

HERMLE C 400 in 5-axis version. Machining a moulding plate in 1.2367 for tool and mould making

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C 400 | Tool and mould making | Sailboat

HERMLE C 400 in 5-axis version – hybrid manufacturing. Machining a sailboat in 1.4404 for tool and mould making. Blank additively manufactured using MPA technology

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C 400 | Model making | Elephant

HERMLE C 400 in 5-axis version. Machining an elephant in AlMgSi1 for model making, workpiece clamping using Lang Makro Grip embossing technology.

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  • Chip drawer
  • Chip conveyor
  • Chip conveyor with internal cooling lubricant supply ICS 80/40 and temperature controller

HERMLE machining centre C 400 completely individual.

HERMLE offers you a wide range of options so that you can adapt the equipment of your HERMLE machining centre to your individual requirements.

It goes without saying that you will receive perfectly integrated systems and additions in which all elements are dovetailed, without friction or interface losses. Here are a few highlights:


Flexible machine state monitoring

The HIMS control tool (“HERMLE Information Management System”) allows for flexible machine state monitoring for the C 400, including a Live Messenger amongst other features. The HERMLE High-Performance Line models can also be automated to a considerably greater degree, including the addition of pallet changers, handling, rotary loading and robot systems and pneumatic arbour holders.

  • Handling system HS flex
  • Handling system HS flex heavy


  • C 400 - Steuerung: Bedienfeld

Heidenhain TNC 640 / TNC7

The C 400 is equipped with a Heidenhain TNC 640 / TNC7 control. This offers various program functions, whereby HERMLE makes programming and operation even easier with extensive additional features.

User reports

Von links: Victor D'Haese und Johan Hoeckman, Maschinenbediener, neben Bravotech-Eigentümer Bram Vergote sowie die Maschinenbediener Tom Lasseel und Steven Van Der Meirsch neben dem Außendienstmitarbeiter John Verlinden von der Hermle Nederland B.V.

When taking a risk achieves positive outcomes

Contract manufacturing

Bravotech is now a successful contractor based in the Belgian town of Oudenaarde. The company mills, deburrs and polishes moulds for hard-top cases, blades and turbine wheels for compressors and pumps, as well as engine components such as camshafts and crankshafts.

Von links: Frederik Deneire, Betriebsleiter bei Cafmeyer NV, Jan Van Houtte, Geschäftsführer der Cafmeyer NV, John Verlinden, Hermle Nederland B.V

Update only with automation

Tool & mold making

Cafmeyer manufactures press moulds. The more complex the part, the more parts needed for the mould. In the past, the Belgian mould maker was sometimes pushed to the limits of its capabilities – both in terms of dimension and capacity. The company therefore decided to invest in a Hermle C 650 U 5-axis machining centre with HS flex heavy automation. 

Artur Scheiermann an der C 52 U

Open and honest, but without the show

Contract manufacturing

Zerspanungstechnik Mangner chooses quality over loud marketing. The company owner now provides us with a rare glimpse inside the production facility. Nine 5-axis machining centres from Gosheim make up the bulk of the machinery. With them on its side, Mangner is sure it can live up to its delivery promises.

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