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XYZ keeps it simple at Advanced Engineering
XYZ keeps it simple at Advanced Engineering
XYZ keeps it simple at Advanced Engineering

XYZ keeps it simple at Advanced Engineering

Added to MTDCNC by XYZ Machine Tools on 28 August 2014

XYZ Machine Tools will be filling its stand with a cross-section of its machine tool range, that includes ProtoTRAK controlled turret and bed mills and SLX ProTURN lathes, through to full CNC machining centres and turning centres and the Innovative XYZ 2-OP portable vertical machining centre.

Customers already familiar with XYZ’s ProtoTRAK control system are well aware of its simplicity and ease of use, but there are still many who are yet to benefit. To demonstrate the capability of machines equipped with ProtoTRAK, XYZ Machine Tools will demonstrate the ability and simplicity of the control on an XYZ SMX 3500 bed mill and an XYZ ProTURN  SLX 355 lathe. The ProtoTRAK control system supplied with these machines is ideal for one-off and small batch quantities and even without any knowledge of CNC, operators will be producing parts within a day. The machines feature robust construction, including solid Meehanite castings, Turcite-B coated bedways on the mills, and extra wide vee and flat bedways on the SLX lathes. This combination provides a rigid and accurate machining platform for a wide variety of machining applications.

Advanced Engineering will also provide the opportunity to see the unique XYZ 2-OP portable vertical machining centre. The XYZ 2-OP’s footprint of just 1220 mm by 760 mm and weight of just 1100 kg means it can it can be located, using the supplied pallet truck, to anywhere it is needed. By having a portable VMC capable of carrying out simple operations one operator can add significant spindle run time to any business. The XYZ 2-OP allows cellular manufacturing to be achieved anywhere in a factory by moving the machine to the work, not the other way around, delivering the advantages of cellular manufacturing to maximise the existing labour, increase productivity, and dramatically reduce manufacturing costs.

For those looking at full CNC equipped machines XYZ Machine Tools will also show either an XYZ 710 VMC vertical machining centre or an XYZ Compact Turn 52 turning centre. Across the XYZ VMC range there is a common feature of high quality manufacture, with features such as solid Meehanite castings and extra wide induction hardened box slideways with Turcite-B coatings adding to rigidity and performance. Standard specification of the VMC range includes an 8000 revs/min 20 hp spindle, with feedrates up to 20 m/min in all axes.

The Compact Turn 52 may be the smallest turning centre in the extensive range of CNC turning available from XYZ Machine Tools, with a footprint of just 1700 mm by 1450 mm in its standard form. However, it still provides a powerful machining platform thanks to its 5000 revs/min/20 hp spindle and axis travels of 185 mmm and 325 mm (X and Z), with rapid traverse rates of 20 m/min. Like all of the machines in the XYZ range, these turning centres benefit from a highly rigid and stable construction, with hardened and ground box slideways and solid meehanite castings for the major components.

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