One of the most anticipated international machining exhibitions, AMB, was hosted again this year from the 13th to the 17th of September. The event took place in Stuttgart, where more than 1.300 exhibitors showcased their current machining centers, workpieces, innovative software solutions and new technologies.
In this article we report on one of CHIRON Group’s brands, STAMA that manufactures CNC machine tools.
As a brand of the Germany-based CHIRON Group active for almost a hundred years, STAMA manufactures its multi-spindle machining centers in the spirit of innovation, top quality and flexibility. The company is specialized in challenging, unique milling and turning processes, making them one of the top suppliers of customer and branch-specific process solutions worldwide.
This year, 3 machining centers and the STARC 50 automation robot cell awaited the visitors at the STAMA booth.[youtube]frG4-9HmN18[/youtube]
The machining centers
Two of the exhibited STAMA machines were introduced as parts of the multi-spindle TWIN technology. The MC 338 TWIN machining center from the “SYSTEM 3” series and the MT 831 TWIN milling-turning center from the “SYSTEM 8” series. The former’s main virtue is the simultaneous loading and unloading during machining, thanks to its integrated 180º swivel table. The latter is primarily characterized by economic, precise and flexible machining in small and large volumes. The third machine was the MT 724 2C, a two platform machining center, with two independent operator platforms, both equipped with one milling and one turning spindle, allowing for powerful 5-axis complete machining.
At this year’s exhibition, the MT 831 TWIN was equipped with the STARC 50 automation robot cell. The FANUC controlled cell’s handling robot is made up of modular components, making it easily adjustable to different production conditions. With a compact footprint of less then 5 m2 and quick set-up, it offers optimized control for Industry 4.0. The combination of the STARC robot cell and STAMA machining centers add up to an optimally aligned consistent control and operating concept, allowing for an efficient robot-machine tool cooperation.