Production-oriented high-speed machining center
Wed, July 24, 2019
Until then known for prototyping and small and medium series, the German manufacturer of machining machines DATRON created the event on the last edition of the Global Industrie exhibition by presenting its MXCube high-speed rail centre, resolutely oriented towards productivity.
Suitable for medical applications, DATRON's high-speed machining centres (HSM) are versatile, modular and easy to use. For this last point, the manufacturer relies on its DATRON Next touch and intuitive control software, presented last year on Global Industrie. This year, the spotlight was on the new MXCube centre, designed to conquer new markets in high-speed high-speed production of complex parts with high added value.
MXCube's promise is to reduce production times by 20 to 30% compared to the previous generation of machining centres! This performance is due to higher dynamics and feed rates, a more powerful spindle (8 kW, with tool-centre lubrication and rotation reversal) and an optimized tool magazine (up to 110 tools). Note the availability, as an option, of a palletizing and chip conveying system.
In any case, MXCube appears to be adapted to the needs of the medical sector, with the ability to machine complex or fragile parts, whatever the material (light alloys, various plastics, even fragile or heat-sensitive, composites but also small parts in titanium, stainless steel) while maintaining its integrity and characteristics. This is the main advantage of the high-speed unit, which does not generate heat or mechanical deformation. Resolution, precision and repeatability are suitable for the production of micromechanical parts, and machining does not require grease lubricant. Finally, the MXCube centre allows texture effects by engraving and mirror surfacing.
As with the manufacturer's other models, users can rely on a high level of modularity and the touchscreen interface of the control software. Best of all, DATRON guarantees that one day of training is enough, even for a non-technical profile, to access the performance of its HSM centres.
Articel by: Patrick RENARD