- Productive integrated systems from one source for turning and milling
- World première: More powerful CHIRON series 12 generation for 5-axis-machining.
- New: Machining center FZ08 MT precision+
- New dynamic package for MILL machining centers
At the EMO exhibition from October 5 to 10 in Milan, CHIRON is presenting a series of new, high-efficiency machining centers featuring live demonstrations and supporting its claim to give users the “Seconds ahead” lead. Together with other companies in the group, CHIRON is exhibiting in Hall 11 at Stand E04.
As far as new products are concerned, CHIRON is presenting its completely revised 12 series for the eco-nomical machining of complex work pieces and offering a significantly larger tool magazine; the new FZ08 MT Precision+ for optimum accuracy; the MILL 2000 high dynamics with new dynamic package and the strong and robust DZ18 W MAGNUM for large component machining. The company is also showing the pre-configured “baseline” entry level models.
The stand will be shared with SCHERER Feinbau, featuring vertical lathes and shaft lathes, CMS, the retrofit specialist in machining centers and machine builder STAMA.
Automation: SCHERER – CHIRON show a compact integrated system
As a highlight and world première, CHIRON and SCHERER Feinbau are showing a highly productive and compact integrated system for high-efficiency, automated, twin-spindle turning and milling of cylinder head components for injection pumps.
A VDZ 100 DS SCHERER vertical lathe can be seen in combination with a CHIRON DZ12 W machining center with work piece changing device and integrated FlexcellUno robot automation. The robot operates the two machines connected via a feed belt. The lathe is supplied with the raw parts from a pallet storage and after turning, they are transported by a conveyor belt to the milling center, then milled and stored as a finished part again held in the pallet storage.
World première: Complete manufacture of complex components: The new generation of the CHIRON 12 series.
With the FZ12 FX, CHIRON is showing a single-spindle representative of the new generation of 12 series for the economical machining of complex work pieces. At the stand, visitors can see a five-axis center with new Heidenhain TNC 640 control manufacturing an aluminum distributor as a demonstration..
Highlights of multi-functional 12 series machining centers include improved milling and drilling capacity for series production with low costs per unit, the very rigid and robust construction, stronger ball screws and the low floor space requirement of five square meters.
For efficient, complete machining, 128 HSK 50 tools are available in two magazine shafts – without needing an additional background magazine.
The single-spindle 5-axis FZ12 FX machining center with a 2-axis rotary table and five simultaneously controlled axes is a high precision, universal machine. Tools with diameters up to 125 mm can be used without any problem and spindle speeds of up to 30,000 rpm open up numerous application possibilities.
Due to its rapid feeds of up to 75 m/min and accelerations of up to 2g, the machining center is very dynamic. The tools are also changed at high speed within 0.9 seconds, so that chip-to-chip times as low as 2.2 seconds can be achieved.
More precise than ever before: Trade show innovation FZ08 MT precision+
The new FZ08 MT precision+ turning/milling center, with its space requirement of only a three square meters footprint, is the efficient, ready-made solution for highly precise, flexible and economical parts machining. In spite of the small footprint, it offers traverse paths (X-Y-Z) of 210 mm, 200 mm and 360 mm, an integrated swivel head, a turning spindle and a counter spindle. In addition to the standard reliable ball screws, linear direct drives are also available upon request. The FZ08 MT precision+ is perfectly suited to meet the highest demands for workpiece surfaces – for example, in medical engineering or in the watch and jewelry sector.
Thanks to numerous equipment options, the FZ08 MT precision+ turning/milling center is a real all-rounder and can be used for many different applications. The highly precise swivel head works with a torque drive which has a swivel range of -10° up to +100° and delivers speeds of up to 54,000 rpm. The pick-up magazine accesses 96 tools in a very short time and even complex shapes can be conveniently machined from six sides through the use of the counter spindle. Thanks to the turning spindle with a bar capacity of 32 mm and a speed of 8,000 rpm, full-value turning is possible.
World première: Dynamics package for the MILL series
In Milan, CHIRON is presenting a new dynamic package for the MILL series to improve performance that is based on a rigid and weight-optimized machine structure and highly dynamic drives. With axis acceleration up to 1.7 g and a rapid traverse rate of 75 m/min, the “MILL 2000 high dynamics” clearly demonstrates the highest productivity during both machining and non-machining times. With live demonstrations on its stand, CHIRON will be showing that MILL is the ideal machining center for companies wishing to manufacture lightweight body and structural components even faster and more productively.
It can be used both as a proven single-spindle machining center in the vertical travelling column design, with NC swivel head for stepless programmable positions ±110° for 5-axis machining, as well as in the long-bed production with pendulum mode.
An automatic tool change is available with the pick-up procedure starting from 1.5 seconds to a maximum of 60 tool stations of the type HSK 63 or a background magazine, doing this during productive time with up to 163 tools.
New at the trade fair: Faster, more robust and dynamic: the new DZ18 W MAGNUM
Extended traverse paths, greater axis speeds and a more dynamic acceleration are the outstanding characteristics of the new double-spindle DZ18 W Magnum. Larger bridge dimensions and traverse paths for the efficient machining of large components are now available: up to 630 mm in X, 530 mm in Y and 450 mm in Z.
The axis velocity is increased from 60 m/min to 75 m/min – with noticeably greater dynamics: The acceleration values in X go up to 1.0 g; in Y to a maximum of 1.4 g and in Z optimized at 1.6 g.
The direct position measuring systems in all axes ensure the highest precision when machining. Workpieces can, depending on the machine, be powerfully cut with a speed of up to 16,000 rpm or a maximum torque of 180 Nm. A contribution to the high dynamics of the machining center is provided by the shortened 2.2 second chip-to-chip times. The HSK-A63 tool taper permits tools with diameters up to 140 mm, a maximum length of 380 mm and an individual weight of 8 kg.
The low-cost introduction with “baseline”
As a low-cost introduction into successful and proven CHIRON technology, the machine tool manufacturer has developed its new “baseline” product series of single-spindle machining centers. These mainly meet to the needs of producers of small and medium batch components with all machines pre-configured, flexible in use, and available in five-axis versions with optional controls from Heidenhain or Siemens.