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CANADA'S LEADING INFORMATION SOURCE FOR THE METALWORKING INDUSTRY

ANCA introduces FX7 ULTRA

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ANCA CNC Machines has introduced the FX7 ULTRA, its latest offering for grinding small tools down to 0.1 mm.

“The FX7 ULTRA introduces cutting-edge technologies that revolutionize precision grinding for small tools down to 0.1mm diameter. If you produce tools such as ballnose, corner radius endmills, and complex or intricate profile tools, then this machine is for you,” says Darren Fox, ANCA Product Manager.

New software, hardware and design features significantly improve surface finish, accuracy, and controlled runout, ensuring batch consistency from the first ground tool to the last. These features ensure that the FX7 ULTRA is optimal for precision grinding in industries that rely on small tools, including electronics, telecommunications, medical devices, aerospace, automotive, diemould, and general machining.

Features include:

  • one nanometer control system,
  • new servo control algorithm for smooth motion,
  • system and mechanical upgrades enhance stiffness and rigidity,
  • in-process measuring, balancing and runout compensation for consistent accuracy,
  • Motor Temperature Control (MTC) – an ANCA patented innovation, and
  • specialist training support from ANCA engineering experts.

ANCA says the FX7 ULTRA not only grinds tools faster than other machines, but also produces tools with both finer surface finishes and greater accuracy — which means superior tool performance and quality.

“The ULTRA technology has enabled production of high-quality small tools with the capability to grind down to a size as small as 0.1 mm. The nanometer control enables micro-adjustments for smoother axis movement resulting in optimal tool geometry, ensuring superior cutting performance and surface finish. These advancements will have a significant impact across the entire tool range, enabling precise and efficient grinding operations for a variety of applications,” Darren says.

ANCA Co-founder Pat Boland: “Our customers who supply to industries where intricate and precise machining operations are paramount are always striving for the best quality tools, and now they can stay ahead of the game with the FX7 ULTRA. After years of dedicated research and development, the FX7 ULTRA is set to revolutionize the way we manufacture small tools.”

More information here.

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