Click image to enlarge

To build on the success of its compact five axis Mikron HSM 400U LP high speed milling centre, GF AgieCharmilles is upping the ante with a larger sized machine platform called the the Mikron HSM 600U LP, creating a family of linear motor full five axis simultaneous machining solutions that set a benchmark for speed, claims the company.

GF AgieCharmilles developed the “U” version of its Mikron HSM LP (linear performance) milling centres to machine workpieces in a true five axis simultaneous high speed fashion via linear motor technology in the main machine axes and optimized direct drive motors for the B and C axes, resulting in high precision and superior part surface finishes. The machine’s 36,000 rpm vector spindle assists in providing excellent surface finish and part detail, while significantly reducing machining time for semi-finishing and finishing operations.

With 31.49 in. X axis and 23.62 in. Y axis travels (800 mm and 676 mm respectively), the HSM 600U LP accommodates larger workpieces and brings added value to a wide range of applications, including hard metal machining, through its rigid and robust design. The machine’s portal and base are made of polymer granite, which provides excellent vibration damping that is approximately 10 times greater than cast iron. Such damping is essential when working with high feedrates and high acceleration. Additionally, the worktable, X, Y- and Z axis slides are made of high strength cast iron and reinforced by longitudinal ribs and wide sections.

The milling centre is also ideal for prototype production, die making and fully automated, low volume series production where accuracy and surface finish are critical. It features  32.81 ft/sec2 acceleration enabling it to reach high programmed feedrates of 196 ft/min in the simultaneous operation of serial production as well as achieve unbeatable precision on high end molds, reducing the number of machines necessary to perform jobs precisely, quickly and cost effectively.

Because high levels of heat develop in drive groups over prolonged periods of high axis feedrates, the machine employs a sophisticated thermal management system. Each of the linear axes as well as the round swivel unit feature a cooling unit to draw the heat out of the machine, creating geometric stability and high repeatability of movement guidance.

To avoid inconsistent loading of small tools and 3D geometry errors due to the inaccurate measurement of those tools, the HSM 600U LP features Intelligent Tool Measurement (ITM), that records the complete tool tip up to a diameter of 0.47 in. on image sensors. Special software cleans and measures the recorded tool geometry for repeatability in the micrometer range.

The Operator Support System (OSS) smart machine module gives the machine operator ultimate control in influencing the unit production costs of the workpiece. Additionally, the operator can overwrite the drive and control parameters to focus on a particular task, including highly productive speed management, outstanding surface quality or true-to- contour tracking.

The machine 24/7 for unattended machining using an optional pallet magazines with System 3R and Erowa interfaces. These fully integrated pallet magazines can be loaded without interrupting cutting operations already in progress.

GF AgieCharmilles

 

 

 

SIMILAR ARTICLES
MANAGING THROUGH CRISIS

Default Image

Global Shop Solutions ERP software helps manufacturers on the front lines

Global Shop Solutions ERP software helps manufacturers on the front lines Global Shop Solutions continues to operate at full speed remotely while…

Adapting to Current Times

Adapting to Current Times Together we can work for a brighter future. Article submitted by Heinman Machinery Ltd. Through this crisis, Heinman is…

Retooling and Prioritizing Medical Equipment

Retooling and Prioritizing Medical Equipment THINBIT® has always excelled at making custom tools and this crisis has shown this ability to be a…

TRUMPF Inc. Remains Close to Customers

TRUMPF Inc. Remains Close to Customers Given the obstacles brought on by COVID-19, TRUMPF has shifted business to a more digital means of…

EMAG uses 3D Printing to Fight COVID-19!

EMAG uses 3D Printing to Fight COVID-19! We've been working hard to implement safety measures to keep our team healthy when we return to work. There…

OSG CANADA Has Solutions for Medical Equipment

OSG CANADA Has Solutions for Medical Equipment Recognizing the urgent requirements of Canadian manufacturers as they pivot their production to…

EMEC experts are available

EMEC experts are available If you are experiencing any technical issues, we are available to assist you via telephone, email or video conferencing!…

Prima Industrie Presents [email protected]

Prima Industrie Presents [email protected] The Group's new streaming platform is born, designed to offer events, demos, webinars, presentations, courses,…

Ferric keeps companies running during challenging times

Ferric keeps companies running during challenging times First set of two new Ferric-Ermak machines at their new home! Article submitted by Ferric…

CGTech is Still Here for You

CGTech is Still Here for You CGTech is open for business, and will continue to be there for you without disruption, just like we have been since…

Parts handling while social distancing

Parts handling while social distancing Thinking about how to comply with social distancing and still maintain or increase production? Article…
Small-footprint mist collector

Camfil APC  has introduced the EM-O Compact mist collector.

Automation friendly punching machine that grows with a customer's business

TRUMPF has developed an economical, compact and automation-friendly punching machine that is specifically designed to grow with a customer’s business. The modular TruPunch 1000, introduced to the European market at EuroBLECH (2016), enables sheet metal fabricators to upgrade their machine to the equally space-saving new TruMatic 1000 fiber. The TruMatic 1000 fiber punch laser machine was introduced to the North American market at FABTECH 2016.

Updated automated pallet handling system for higher machine utilization rates

Automation is essential in helping manufacturers achieve maximum return on investment (ROI) from their machine tools. To address this Makino has introduced a new design configuration for its popular MMC2 automated pallet-handling system, which enables full compatibility with the company's a61nx-5E 5-axis horizontal machining centre.

5 axis vice

The Lang Makro-Grip five axis vice available from distributor Machine Tool Solutions features an integrated zero-point adaptation for five-face machining.

Automatic slag removal table

Koike Aronson's Klean Sweep automatic slag removal table is a self-cleaning cutting table that removes slag and scrap automatically during cutting operations.

New end mills from Haimer

Haimer introduces its newest line of end mills, the Basic Mill.

Iscar's Industry 4.0 approach to cutting tools

Iscar offers several Industry 4.0 standard digital tools, enabling manufacturers to access data for easy to use machining calculations that are readily available, says the company.

Punch/fiber laser with multi-purpose turret

Amada's latest generation punch/fiber laser combination machine, the LC 2515 C1 AJ, combines the forces of a 22 ton turret punch press with the flexibility of a 2 kW fiber laser.

HP geometry line of T-CBN inserts expanded

Tungaloy has expanded its -HP geometry line of T-CBN inserts.

Laser marker for larger part applications

Schmidt's Class IV laser is designed for larger part marking applications that make enclosing the laser impractical.

Small hole EDM drilling

Sodick’s five axis K4HL CNC small hole drilling machine conquers applications that require high speed drilling thousands of small, high precision holes.

Compact 5-sided machining

The MCR-A5CII high-speed double column machining centre from Okuma has compact auto-loading/unloading attachments for true five-sided machining in a compact footprint.

Grinding software acts as analysis hub

The latest release of software maker ANCA’s CIMulator3D tool simulation software for grinding has an upgraded interface with fresh colors and icons and is even easier to use with intuitive functionality. 

MIG and TIG weld cleaning system

Walter Surface Technologies has recently introduced the Surfox 305, a patented electrochemical MIG and TIG weld cleaning system.

Dyna Contact ceramic taper gauge

BIG Kaiser has added the Dyna Contact to its product offering.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn