Five-Axis Simultaneous High-Speed Machining

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Designed for precision and surface quality, the HSM 400U LP provides 5-axis simultaneous high-speed machining while delivering performance and precision on all five axes.

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July 19, 2010
TMD

Designed for precision and surface quality, the HSM 400U LP provides 5-axis simultaneous high-speed machining while delivering performance and precision on all five axes. The HSM 400U LP is dynamic and fast, achieving speeds up to 250rpm on the rotational axis, and up to 150rpm on the swivel axis, with a B-axis swivel range of 220°.
The HSM 400U LP has X, Y, and Z travel of 500mm x 235mm x 360mm (19.6" x 9.2" x 14.1"); maximum table load of 25kg (55 lb); maximum tool length of 200mm (7.8"); and maximum diameter of 65mm (2.5").

With powerful vector spindles available at 30,000rpm, 42,000rpm, or 54,000rpm, the HSM 400U LP also provides excellent surface finish and part detail, while significantly reducing machining time for semi-finishing and finishing operations. The machine’s high dynamics and 1.7g acceleration help facilitate the reduction of non-productive time and help to maximize spindle utilization. To allow for short setting times and high dynamic rigidity of the attitude control, the machining center uses a liquid cooled, linear direct drive motor. Additionally, the linear direct drive combines with central oil lubrication to reduce friction-induced wear – ensuring excellent, long-term precision.

The HSM 400U LP is equipped with a Heidenhain iTNC 530 control system and smart machining modules that provide advanced levels of monitoring critical to the production of high value precision medical, aerospace, and mold inserts. The system allows the machine to automatically check and evaluate tools and workpieces, inspect tools for breakage and perform measurements of the workpiece. Smart machine modules automatically monitor spindle vibration, calibrate machine geometry, and transmit process status messages to an operator’s cell phone.

The HSM 400U LP possesses the capability for 24/7 unattended machining using the optional pallet changer with 20/48 pallets. This fully integrated pallet magazine further enhances the machine’s automation potential; the pallet changer can be loaded while the machine is cutting, leading to minimum idle time for the machining center. A monobloc bridge design of the HSM 400U LP achieves precision by maintaining a high level of rigidity, with the machine’s polymer granite construction providing increased performance in the areas of vibration dampening and thermal stability, extending tool life and reducing operating cost.


GF Agie Charmilles
Lincolnshire, IL
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