MAP CFRP carriage improves processing dynamics of 5-axis VMC
The milling unit is well-suited for multi-face machining, the supplier said.
MAP Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH from Magdeburg, as a manufacturer of highly dynamic, linear motor driven processing centres, has introduced the Pro.X1000, a vertical processing centre in which one of the most important components, the Z carriage, is made almost completely of CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic).
Machining times have been reduced substantially, the company said. The CFRP carriage reportedly benefits the dynamics of all three linear axes and enables a clear reduction of processing times, since higher cutting speeds can be used for the same machining precision.
The company said the machine is particularly suited to multi-face machining, where it has traversing paths of 800 x 1,015 x 800mm. Maximum feed and fast feed speeds are quoted at 120 m/min at 2g. The machine tool’s spindle, from the MPZ range, has a power of 71 kW (40% on-time) and a torque of 272 Nm (40% on-time) and a maximum rotational speed of 14,000 min-1. Productivity is reportedly boosted by the NC rotary/swivel table which has bearings on both sides, high robustness and a double-torque drive as standard. A maximum workpiece weight of 500kg on the 800 x 800mm pallet is said to be provide sufficient reserves for processing large workpieces.
A sensible rounding-off of the machine concept, according to the supplier, comes in the form of the integrated 30-compartment tool magazine, which works on the pick-up principle and can be expanded to 78, 138 or 198 compartments.