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Starrag Sets the Stage for A New Range of 'Competitively-Priced' Multi-Axis Machining Centres
Starrag Sets the Stage for A New Range of 'Competitively-Priced' Multi-Axis Machining Centres
Starrag Sets the Stage for A New Range of 'Competitively-Priced' Multi-Axis Machining Centres

Starrag Sets the Stage for A New Range of 'Competitively-Priced' Multi-Axis Machining Centres

Added to MTDCNC by Starrag UK Limited on 22 February 2016

While Starrag UK will be announcing an exciting new range of multi-axis machining centres 'which will provide sub-contractors of every size with competitively-priced machines that do not compromise on Starrag’s renowned high-level quality of build and performance', at MACH the company’s world-leading machine portfolio will also be represented by a Heckert HEC 500 D U5 MT horizontal machining centre.

With NC swivel head providing a fifth axis, the machine will be set up for dry cutting two components, to demonstrate its ability for effective and efficient single set-up production embracing turning as well as milling and drilling.

Such performance levels and productivity gains are in line with the Starrag Group’s philosophy of ‘Engineering precisely what you value’.

One demonstration will involve a relatively small mould and die-type part where the machine’s highly dynamic simultaneous five-axis cutting will be illustrated. The machine’s full turn-mill capabilities will be shown on the second component.

In addition to reduced cycle times and therefore reduced manufacturing costs, the Heckert HEC 500 D U5 MT provides highly-accurate machining thanks to thermo-symmetrical design as well as minimised operating costs via highly efficient drive, hydraulic, pneumatic, cooling and control systems.

With X, Y Z traverses of 750 mm by 700 mm by 725 mm, and traverse rates of 65 m/min, the machine can accommodate loads of 600 kgs (500 kgs when turning) and can be supplied with a range of spindle motors, from a 37kW/350 Nm torque version up to a 50 kW unit that can quickly attain 20,000 revs/min.

The head can be positioned to an accuracy of six arc/secs within the -15 to 195deg swivel range, to provide contouring in conjunction with the 900 revs/min NC rotary table and involving B and C axis routines. The head is particularly suited to inclined drilling.

With a 60-tool automatic tool changer as standard (and options for up to 320 tools) and chip-to-chip times of just three secs, plus a pallet change time of only 10 secs, the machine can be used individually or within manufacturing cells with pallet storage or integrated elements of a flexible production system.

In addition, efficient chip removal ensures optimal conditions during dry machining.

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