After much anticipation ANCA launched the new FX Linear range of CNC tool grinders at the Prodex exhibition in Basel in November on the Springmann booth. The range includes 3 models and represents not just a completely new design of machine and colour for ANCA, but also a significant number of new technologies – including cylindrical linear motors for the first time.
The models in the range include the FX3 Linear – an entry level model, FX5 Linear which replaces the existing FastGrind machine and the FX7 Linear which replaces existing GX7/RX7 machines.
The FX Linear is a compact machine with a large working envelope. The grinding wheel is positioned on the C-axis centreline which together with the compact design reduces the effects of temperature influence on machine elements. This assists in the thermal stability and rigidity of the machine. The FX machine range includes new generation RN33 software, latest generation AMD5x control system and a high performance CNC.
Linear motor for better results
The FX Linear machines use LinX Linear Motors for accurate axis motion. These have been designed for a lifetime of operation in harsh grinding environments. Their design is fully sealed to IP67 and is impervious to the effects of grinding contamination. With no mechanical moving parts there is no loss of machine accuracy over time due to wear. Higher axis speed and acceleration provides reduced cycle times, resulting in productivity increases for tool manufacturers. High levels of machine precision and performance are achieved, enabling superior tool accuracy and surface finish.
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