Schunk gave a UK exhibition premiere to its new quick-change pallet modules.
The Vero-S NSE3 138 quick-change pallet module and Vero-S NSE-T3 138 tombstone module offer an optional spring-actuated cone seal that automatically locks the module’s changing interface as soon as the clamping pin is lifted. Schunk’s Vero-S NSE3 delivers a pull-down force of 8 kN or, with activated turbo function, 28 kN. As a result, high tilting moments and transverse forces can be absorbed when parts are clamped at the base for machining their height, for example. Clamping and positioning of the modules is carried out via a short taper with a repeat accuracy of <0.005 mm.
For further information www.gb.schunk.com
Chester Machine Tools used MACH to announce its exclusive UK distributorship for Netherlands-based Style Machine Tools.
Since 1991, Style has been making CNC machining centres, all of which feature the company’s proprietary control system, which although featuring extensive functions for experienced operators, is also said to be accessible to apprentices.
Highlights of the control system, which features a 19” touch screen, include 3D simulation programs and contouring capabilities, along with the ability to import DXF files directly. The control can also read, process and implement ISO G codes. On the stand, Chester unveiled
and demonstrated the Style 510 series CNC machining centre.
For further information www.chestermachinetools.com
Quickgrind gave a MACH debut to milling-cutter innovations that included the Mirage, QPlus, Delta and Spectre series.
The company also demonstrated its QuickEdge regrinding service, QuickLab process analysis and improvement service, QuickVend tool management solutions, and QuickCAM CAM assessment service. By reducing depth of cut and increasing feed rate by up to six times that of conventional end mills, Quickgrind says that its high-feed Spectre range is suitable for rough-machining operations such as slotting, pocket milling and contour machining.
For further information www.quickgrind.com
CADCAM developer Open Mind presented Virtual Machining, a key component of the company’s HyperMill Maxx Performance machining system that is said to reduce cycle times by up to 90%.
The new package includes the RollFeed turning system from tool manufacturer Vandurit. According to Open Mind, RollFeed generates flawless workpiece contours in no time at all. As a three-axis machining strategy, RollFeed turning makes it possible for the entire contour of the cutting edge to ‘roll-off’ rotationally symmetric surfaces of any shape.
For further information www.openmind-tech.com
Mach Machine Tools launched a range of best-in-class CNC lathes and machining centres at this year’s exhibition.
The 8”-chuck Mach S-202 is a two-axis CNC lathe with a 400 mm turning length and 52 mm bore capacity. Included as standard is a programmable tailstock, parts catcher and swarf conveyor. Also launched was the Mach 710 Mini Mill+, a three-axis vertical machining centre equipped with an 11 kW, 12,000 rpm direct-drive BBT40 spindle. The machine offers a 24-position side-mounted ATC, 48 m/min rapids and roller linear guideways. Fanuc or Siemens control options are available for both machines.
For further information www.machmt.co.uk