Recently the demand for automation systems for small, complex workpieces, such as those found in the medical equipment and aerospace industries, for the production of a wide variety of parts in small lot sizes is increasing. Yamazaki Mazak has developed the VARIAXIS i-300 AWC in response to this increasing demand based on MAZAK FMS production expertise accumulated over many years.
The Hermle company has developed the C 650 to extend its Performance Line series with a major step upwards, and now provides three machine models for economical 3 and 5 axis machining. The Performance Line is positioned below the High Performance Line consisting of models C 12, C 22, C 32, C 42, C 52 and C 62, and it very nearly matches their performance capabilities. The only differences are to be found in the accessory diversity, the price and of course the naming.
Makino is pleased to reveal the next-generation MAG3.EX 5-axis horizontal machining center, a proven machine platform updated with expanded capabilities for the processing of complex aluminum structural parts for the aerospace industry. With its speed, power and motion control enhancements, the new MAG3.EX provides aerospace manufacturers with the productivity necessary to exceed customer demands for costs, quality and lead-times.
Every shop has deadlines that can’t afford to be interrupted by machine downtime. At no cost to its Pro5 control customers, Makino offers ProVis Remote Diagnostics (RD) technology to ensure maximum uptime. This new utility puts a Makino subject matter expert in your shop in just a few minutes ready to help solve any machine issues that might arise.
Two new machining centers, offering up to 50 percent more productivity thanks to Precision+ technology, were the highlights at this year’s CHIRON Open House at the end of March. In addition, the Group presented a tool with the new web-based “RemoteLine” Teleservice, which minimizes downtime and increases machine availability. Interface-free automation solutions with their own “Variocell” robot cell supplemented the in-house exhibition, which was focused on industry 4.0 concepts and plant efficiency.
Italian engineering company Chiaro Macchine Speciali builds specialist systems used by automotive manufacturers around the world. In 2015, the company took delivery of a Haas VM-6 vertical machining centre, which has allowed Chiaro engineers to reduce machining set-up times, and more easily machine a wide variety of different size parts.
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.