4 technology leaders, 3 days, 2 neighbouring venues, 1 integrated event

Matsuura, Tornos, Fanuc Robotics and Mitutoyo have teamed up to create a joint integrated technology event to be held at the Matsuura & Tornos technology centres in Leicestershire on the 16th, 17th and 18th of October 2012.

Aimed at offering end users the opportunity to witness and embrace profitable integrated manufacturing solutions, industry leading turning and machining centres will be integrated with robotic and metrology concepts to focus on seamless manufacturing technology integration and the associated cost saving realities for end users, regardless of industry sector and whether they are SME’s or blue chip multi nationals.

  • Think Milling – Matsuura
  • Think Turning – Tornos
  • Think Robotics – Fanuc
  • Think metrology – Mitutoyo

Think! Integration, Think! Profit
Under this slogan the four companies have combined their skills to offer an event not to be missed.
If you were not able to go to the highly successful AMB in Stuttgart last week use this great opportunity to see

  • the UK premier of the Tornos EvoDeco 16 mm,
  • special packages for the Tornos’ 20 mm and 38 mm sliding heads at unbeatable prices,
  • the award-winner MultiSwiss
  • 10 state-of-the art Matsuura machines,
  • a large range of both integrated and stand-alone robots,
  • CMM machines and non-contact optical measuring solutions

..and much more!
A number of tooling, workholding, CAD/CAM software, probing and swarf management companies will also be integrating their products into the processes to demonstrate the “integrated solution” concept. Supporting companies scheduled to participate in the event include Iscar, Sandvik Coromant, ITC, Floyd Automatic Tooling, Jemtech, PSL Datatrack, Mecwash, Delcam and Lease UK.

You can register for this event here.

DB05 fine-boring head with digital display of the adjustment travel

Horn presents tools for pre-drilling, finish boring, axial reduction and reaming pre-machining. The machining benefits of the Supermini® tools when boring out holes measuring 0.2 mm and greater can now also be enjoyed using the DB05 digital fine-boring head.

DB05 fine-boring head with digital display of the adjustment travel.

Holes measuring 0.2 to 14 mm in diameter can be finish-bored in conjunction with the type 105 and 110 Supermini® toolholders and inserts. Use of carbide or steel shafts tipped with ISO indexable inserts allows the working ranges to be expanded to hole diameters from 5.8 to 40 mm.

Easy to adjust
The precision of the DB05 fine-boring heads – which also feature internal coolant supply -comes primarily from the simple balancing. With mechanical balancing for speeds of up to 20,000 rpm, every toolholder/cutter combination can be set to a fine adjustment of 2 µm by adjusting two spacer rings accordingly. This operation is now further simplified by the DAZ display unit, which provides digital display of the adjustment travel. The device – which simply clips onto the head of the spindle tool with a magnetic plug – shows the adjustment travel of the tool edge on the display with µm accuracy. With fine-boring heads featuring an integrated balancing mechanism, balancing is automatic.

Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik Paul Horn GmbH
Mr Christian Thiele
Unter dem Holz 33-35
72072 Tübingen, Germany
Tel.: +49 7071 7004-1602
Fax: +49 7071 72893
[email protected]

Clip Industry is looking for its champion in German-speaking Switzerland

With its experience in French speaking Switzerland (more than 150 installed systems) and in Europe (the software exists in French, German, English, Spanish, Hungarian, and Polish and is installed in more than 1500 systems) Clip Industry the famous Business oriented ERP-CAPM software provider wants to open an office in German-speaking Switzerland and is looking for its new champion for this region (Lucerne-Zurich-Bern golden triangle).

“The idea is to find a person in this region with a background in mechanics, for example an engineer. He must know the market and must be interested in the sales and customer contacts. His tasks will be the prospecting, sales and training of clients. He will create Clip Industry German-speaking Switzerland”. Persons interested to meet this challenge are kindly asked to contact Mr. Nanchen the company’s director in Switzerland.
In this topic, he adds: “There is a very large potential for growth for our product and our local champion. There are not that very many competing products on the market and the needs are out there”.

Clip Industrie sucht seinen Verkaufschampion in der Deutschschweiz
Dank seiner Erfahrung in der Schweiz (150 Systemen) und Europa (die Software ist auf Französisch, Deutsch, Englisch, Spanisch, Ungarisch und Polnisch erhältlich) möchte Clip Industrie (Branchenorientierte computergestützte Produktionssteuerung- und ERP-Softwareprogramme) ein Büro in der Deutschschweiz eröffnen und ist somit auf der Suche nach einem neuen Verkaufschampion für diese Region (im Goldenen Dreieck Luzern-Zürich-Bern).

„Wir möchten jemanden in dieser Region finden, der einen Maschinenbauhintergrund hat – zum Beispiel einen Ingenieur. Er muss den Markt kennen und sowohl am Verkauf als auch an Kundenkontakten interessiert sein. Sein Aufgabenbereich umfasst Akquise, Verkauf und Kundenschulung. Er wird der Gründer von Clip Industrie Deutschschweiz sein.“ Die an dieser Herausforderung interessierten Personen werden gebeten, mit Herrn Nanchen, Direktor Kontakt aufzunehmen. Die Adresse befindet sich am Ende des Artikels.
Diesbezüglich fügte der Direktor hinzu: „Sowohl für unser Produkt als auch für unseren lokalen Verkaufschampion sehen wir ein sehr grosses Wachstumspotential, denn es gibt nicht sehr viele Konkurrenzprodukte.“

CLIP Industrie
Yves Nanchen
Place du Midi 27
1950 Sion
Tel +41 27 322 44 60
Fax: +41 27 322 44 69
[email protected]

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Small-footprint, live tooling turning center

The ability to turn and mill complex parts and perform multiple operations on one machine increases throughput, reduces handling, and improves accuracy.

The New Generation ST-10Y CNC lathe from Haas Automation, Inc., provides an economical solution for small parts turning with reduced handling, in a compact package that is loaded with full-size features and includes live tooling with C-axis.

The Haas ST-10Y turning centre was designed from the ground up to be extremely rigid, highly accurate, and very thermally stable. All castings were optimised using finite element analysis (FEA) to produce the most rigid designs, while improving chip and coolant flow, and simplifying maintenance and service. The spindle head features a compact, symmetrical design for thermal stability and rigidity, and the 45-degree wedge design greatly increases the tool-mounting envelope and improves chip flow.

High torque, live tooling and more
The ST-10Y is equipped with a 12 pocket VDI-turret that indexes tools in 0.5 second to reduce cycle times. The machine provides a maximum cutting capacity of 228mm x 355mm and boasts 101 mm of Y-axis travel (±50,8 mm from the centerline) for off-center milling, drilling, and tapping, and comes standard with high-torque live tooling and a servo-driven C axis for versatile 4-axis capability. The ST-10Y’s A2-5 spindle nose has a 58mm spindle bore and a bar capacity of 44mm. It is equipped with a 165mm hydraulic 3- jaw chuck. The machine’s 11.2kW vector dual-drive spindle turns to 6000 rpm, and provides 101 Nm of torque at 1300 rpm. On-the-fly wye-delta switching yields a wide constant-horsepower band for constant surface feed cuts, and rapids are 30.5m/min.

High-productivity options
Standard equipment on the ST-10Y includes rigid tapping, a 15″ color LCD monitor, and a USB port. Available high-productivity options include a belt-type chip conveyor, a tailstock with hydraulic quill, an automatic tool probe, an automatic parts catcher, high pressure coolant systems, and much more.
Built in the USA by Haas, the ST-10Y turning center is backed by the worldwide network of Haas Factory Outlets.

Haas ST-10Y VIDEO: http://youtu.be/xVqbta-PF78

Headquarters Haas Automation Europe
Mercuriusstraat 28
B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium
Tel. : 32-2-522-99 05
Fax : 32-2-523-08 55

Clamping systems for beautiful items

Micro technology is the name of the new area for which the Röhm experts – for the first time – offer clamping solutions for small and smallest workpieces.

Power operated chuck KFG 90/8 with 8 jaws for even force distribution and deformation free centric clamping.

By using intelligent clamping technology for the watch, jewellery and medical industry, the company specializes in an area where delicate solutions are required, which do not deform the workpiece. Röhm shows innovative technology with high-tech chucks, mandrels and micro spindles as well as with synthetic grippers, precision vices and locking systems.

A new market for Röhm
“The Swiss manufacturers of luxury watches are very interested in our innovative clamping technology for small, deformation critical parts”, reports Damiano Casafina, deputy general manager of Röhm Spanntechnik AG in Switzerland. Under the name of micro technology, Röhm offers now the matching clamping technology tools for the machining of watch housings as well as delicate micro components such as stationary supports, clock units, gears or handles. “If the production of luxury watches in a five of six digit price range is on the line, then Haute Horlogerie companies do not want to take any risks during production”, continues Casafina.

Focus on the watch and jewellery industry
A novelty is – for example – the small power chuck KFG 90/8, which has a diameter of only 90 mm. With its 8 jaws, it offers an even and smooth force distribution for a deformation free and centric clamping of small parts. One jewellery manufacturer, for example, clamps wedding rings. And during watch manufacture, the centrifugal force compensation is appreciated, which is ideally suitable for the clamping of deformation sensitive parts.

Micro clamping systems smaller than a match
Röhm also focuses on applications in the medical industry. Implants for dental technology or for hip and knee joints are manufactured with chucks, centering chucks or micro clamping systems provided by the Sontheim clamping technology experts. In addition, micro clamping systems are used for requirements for which even HSK 25 is still not small enough.

Heinrich-Röhm-Str. 50
D-89567 Sontheim a.d. Brenz
Tel. +49 (0)7325 / 16 -273
Fax +49 (0)7325 / 16 -87 273

Smoother machining with Silent Tools

Noise is vibration and vibrations can be detrimental to machining. Although vibrations are part of the machining process, it is when vibrations reach unsatisfactory levels that they become a problem.

Milling, as an intermittent cutting process, is especially prone to vibrations and when milling is performed with cutters at a long overhang, productivity is all too often compromised. This does not have to be the case using a new-generation of dampened tool-adaptors dedicated to specific ranges of tool reach.

Sources of vibration
There are various sources of vibrations in machining. In milling, these can be varying entry and exit of cuts, cutter performance, unstable workpieces or part-features and when there is a long tool overhang. Many sources can be countered through the correct application of the right milling cutter, inserts, tool-path, stabilizing measures and good tool-holding. Longer tool-overhang is to an increasing extent another demanding parameter, which needs additional measures to minimize effects on machining and for productivity to be boosted. In milling operations, the axial-depth-of-cut and feed are at risk of having to be kept unnecessarily low at overhangs starting at four times the cutter diameter – thereby directly affecting metal-removal rates, cost-per-component and through-put times.

Dampened tooling
A new generation of dampened adaptors for tool holding in milling has been developed as part of the Silent Tools programme. This has resulted in the introduction of a new system using two lengths of dampened adaptors, one dedicated, for milling with overhangs of 4 to 5 times the adaptor diameter and one for 6 to 7 times the diameter. Beyond this reach, engineered dampened adaptors form the solution for higher productivity.

The cutting tool is negatively affected by deflection forces and cutting forces as overhangs get longer. Vibrations cannot be entirely eliminated but with modern dampened adaptors they can certainly be moderated to levels where they do not pose threats to the process and results. Advanced simulation methods, equipment and metrology systems are used today, backed by the deeper understanding of the structural dynamics involved to counter the effect of forces acting on the tool.

..and then quality
The results of these developments are a real increase of the dampening function itself along with the ability to more accurately target functionality to specific tool-overhang ranges. Two new standard adaptors provide tool reach that does not limit performance, from the machine spindle to cutting edge through the ability to level out the vibration amplitude typical of the particular area of tool overhang.

Short payback
Silent Tools milling tool adaptors go beyond being a problem solver in that they have a new potential for higher productivity. They also introduce new possibilities of machining cavities and to reach beyond component features, such as when using over-size diameter milling cutters. The new tooling potential can also be translated into extended overhang or a combination of higher productivity and longer tool reach. The most common areas of longer tool reach in milling are covered by these adaptors. The direct productivity increase achieved by the new tool holding provides a short payback time from the initial adaptor investment.


New, strong, precise …and simple

Hermle AG is presenting its new C 400 basic machining center at the AMB in Stuttgart. The new 5-axis machining center is showcased at Stand D 52 in Hall 7.0, and is sure to find a place on the market thanks to its strength and precision.

With this machine the company offers the Hermle quality with less customizing possibilities and very attractive price.

Hermle has drawn upon its proven core competence in 5-axis technology to develop the C 400 basic, which builds upon the tried-and-trusted modified gantry design using mineral casting and has 3 tool axes and 2 workpiece axes (NC swiveling rotary table). Since an increasing number of manufacturers are taking up this axis concept and extolling its suitability for 5-axis machining, we can assume that the concept has now established itself in the world of 5-axis technology.”But the original’s only available from Hermle” says Udo Hipp Marketing director met at AMB.

Simple, proven and reliable
Thanks to the strength and precision of the machining center, a high machining volume can be achieved while retaining top precision and optimum surface properties. The mineral cast machine bed ensures the required static stability, this being reinforced by the center’s four legs. Hermle’s structure with the X, Y, and Z axes in the tool and the A and C axes in the workpiece has been tried and tested thousandfold on the market, creating a perfect 5-axis machining center thanks to the perfect interaction of all 5 axes.

Original design
However, to enable machining that is both precise and strong, powerful main spindles are also required. Like always, Hermle has not compromised on the design of the C 400 basic. With speeds of 15000/18000 rpm (SK 40/HSK A 63), powerful milling spindles that ensure high machining volumes and the precise machining of quality surfaces are available. Naturally, both spindles are equipped with Hermle’s patented collision protection system, which is extremely well regarded by customers.  In the case of a collision in the Z-direction, the collision energy is absorbed by six displacement sleeves, which in many cases prevents the spindle from being damaged.

Technical data

  • X-Y-Z traverse path: 850-700-500 mm
  • X-Y-Z rapid linear traverse: 35 m/min
  • X-Y-Z linear acceleration: 6 m/s2
  • Speed: 15000 or 18000 rpm
  • Torque: To 180 Nm
  • Power: To 20 kW
  • Magazine pockets: 38 (standard) + 87 (optional)
  • Swarf-to-swarf time: Approx. 6.0 s
  • Rigid clamping table: 1070 x 700 mm to 2000 kg
  • NC swiveling rotary table: Ø 650 x 540 mm
  • Swiveling range: +91°/-139°
  • Speed of swiveling axis A: 25 rpm
  • Speed of rotary axis C: 35 m/min
  • Table load: Max. 600 kg
  • Control: Heidenhain iTNC 530

With this machine, Hermle comes back to the roots, M Hipp Says: “We offers so complete machining solutions that sometimes our customers have classified us as provider of high end and totally customizable solutions and do not think about Hermle when needing a “simple machine”. With the new C 400 basic we offer it to them”.

You can still discover this machine at AMB till the end of the week.

Maschinenfabrik Berthold Hermle AG
Industriestraße 8-12
D-78559 Gosheim
Tel. +49 (0) 7426 95-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7426 95-6110
[email protected]