Starrag UK Extends Horizontal Machining Centre Range With Five-Axis Heckert HEC 800 X5 MT
The new Heckert HEC 800 X5 MT available from Starrag UK extends the renowned HEC range of horizontal machining centres with a five-axis machine designed for the high-accuracy and super-fast single set-up production of parts requiring turned and milled operations.
Based on Heckert’s established high-quality construction principles, the cast iron construction machine achieves its consistent seven microns machining accuracy in five-sided/three- plus two-axis/full five-axis contouring applications by utilising a combination of features, including:
A rapid traversing/rotating table (500 revs/min for turning) combined with highly-accurate table swivelling axes of +91° (or + 180°) to -45° and a rotary axis of 0° to 360° (reversal error in A axis of just four secs/arc and only 3 secs/arc in B); and
X, Y and Z axes rapid feeds of up to 60 m/min with acceleration of 7 m/sec2.
In addition, non-productive times are minimised by the machine’s ability to finish machine even the most complex workpiece in a single set-up by embracing turning operations within the same highly dynamic five-axis machining sequence – thus eliminating time-consuming and potentially error-prone secondary set-ups and operations.
Capable of handling workpieces weighing 1, 200 kgs, the Heckert HEC 800 X5 MT can be supplied with either Fanuc or Siemens CNC, can utilise 60 to 320 tools depending on magazine type, of up to 900 mm diameter and 800 mm long, and has pallets of 800 mm by 800 mm.