Vertical machining center for large components

Vertical machining center for large components

December 19, 2019

Chiron America

Charlotte, North Carolina – The Chiron FZ/DZ 25 vertical machining center (VMC) series for complex, large-volume structural components for the automotive and aerospace industries has an 800mm spindle distance that machines at up to 20,000rpm.

The two-spindle DZ 25 P 5-axis, introduced at EMO 2019, is designed for double-spindle machining of large aluminum structural components with a work area up to 799mm diameter per position.

Pallet size under each spindle is 630mm x 630mm. Up to 60 HSK63 tools can be assigned to each spindle with chip to chip time of 3.5 sec.

Spindles travel independently of each other in X- and Z-, cooperating smoothly with user-selected automation options. Travel in X-, Y-, and Z- are 800mm, 1,100mm, and 800mm.

Operation and loading take place on separate sides of the machine, allowing optimum access to the working area and a good view of the process – even if the machining center is supplemented by a pallet changer for workpiece changes during machining.

Automation options available from Chiron for the machine include a robot, pallet changer, and pallet changer plus robot. The machine can also be direct loaded by gantry in high-production systems.

The machining centers are operated via the Chiron TouchLine control system in conjunction with Siemens or Fanuc controls and the large panel on which the machine status can be monitored at any time.