HMCs showcased

The stand of Starrag will centre on Heckert’s four-/five-axis horizontal machining centres, as well as on how the company’s Integrated Production System (IPS) is an integral part of Starrag’s Industry 4.0 strategies (hall 17, stand 530).

Heckert’s recently announced horizontal machine series offers traverse rates up to 80 m/min. The machines – H45, H50 and H55, L40, L50, L55 and X40 – not only have a smaller footprint of up to 30% less than traditional horizontal-spindle models, which results in an estimated 15% increase in productivity per unit area, but offer acceleration rates of 1.2 G, tool-change (chip-to-chip) times down to 2.2 seconds and pallet-change times down to 8.5 seconds. The latest Heckert HMCs are based on a modular design that enables the use of different pallets. In all cases there is an optional NC rotary table (up to 900 rpm) for turning operations in the same set-up. Different tool magazines are available up to 320 stations.
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