ETG Increases flexibility of Chiron DZ16W series
Posted on 14 Dec 2020 and read 715 times
The flexibility and productivity of the Chiron DZ16W series of machining centres has been enhanced with the integration of a compact VariocellUno automation unit and is available in the UK and Ireland from the Engineering Technology Group
Developed and driven by the demands of leading manufacturers, the Chiron DZ16W is fundamentally a new machining platform with a mobile gantry design which enables the machining centre to achieve unmatched levels of surface finish and precision on increasingly complex workpieces. With the integration of the VariocellUno automation unit, productivity, precision and flexibility is boosted further.
Comprising a handling robot and workpiece storage option, the Chiron DZ16W has been designed for the productive exchange of blank and finished-part pallets during machine operation in series production which makes it possible to machine a large number of workpieces in very short cycle times.
Using a six-axis robot to handle workpieces on the DZ16W, a variety of standardised options support operators in interpreting and implementing project-specific requirements. The new machining centre and automation combination are available with drawer storage, palletiser or a workpiece conveyor belt, depending upon the customer’s requirements.
With a large rotating door that makes the machine working area very easy to access, the automation cell can also be moved for set-up and maintenance work — it can also be retrofitted to existing machines. The flexibility of the VariocellUno automation unit also makes it available for integration with the STAMA MC531 range of machine tools from the Chiron Group.
From a productivity standpoint, the Chiron DZ16W already boasts industry-leading productivity levels with its double spindle configuration and workpiece loading and unloading system that accelerates productivity times. This twin-spindle design sits within a compact work area that has X-, Y- and Z-axis travels of 340 x 450 x 400mm.
Inside this work area are two powerful 61kW spindle motors that generate 200Nm of torque up to a maximum spindle speed of 20,000rev/min and each spindle is supported by an 80-tool loading station (160 tool total) and a heavy-duty HSK-A63 spindle taper.