Chiron-Werke Machines in full operation at annual open house event
Germany - At Chiron’s recently held annual open house event in Tuttlingen, over 1,500 vistors were introduced to new products and demonstrations of the company’s turnkey capabilities.
A group from Engineering Technology Group (ETG), Southam, Chiron’s UK provider of machines, engineering and service support, were there too.
Chiron debuted its new 12-series compact vertical machining centres and guests got to view and assess the baseline-range – a standardised, flexible and universally usable solution rather than an individually configured machining centre. The 12-series machine for milling and drilling operates from a 5 m2 footprint. 45 mm linear guides are fitted on all three axes to ensure precision and machining performance and a spindle power as high as 44 kW, reaching speeds of 18,000 rpm and a torque of 59 Nm.
A premiere was the viewing of Chiron’s new Medical & Precision Technology Center where engineers and technicians develop products and processes in co-operation with the customers.
The event concentrated on demonstrations with over two dozen machines in full operation in demonstration areas. In the factories, guests could view first hand, turnkey machine manufacturing and assembly. Guests were shown how machining centres could be flexibly adapted to customised requirements using its modular design system. Chiron’s integrated robot, Flexcell Uno, demonstrated how it achieved maximum productivity, high precision machining quality and short throughput times. Chiron said it offers robot options that can integrate gantry loading, component handling, machine-integrated workpiece grippers, shuttles or bar feeders.
Martin Doyle, ETG’s sales and marketing director said, “This is always a highly informative visit and Chiron never fails to impress with the in-depth quality of its demonstrations and the professional way it goes about its product development and manufacturing.”