Fehlmann Vertical centre for 3- and 5-axis machining in production and tool manufacturing
Switzerland – Swiss company Fehlmann will be presenting the latest edition of its established Picomax series.
The Fehlmann Picomax 75 vertical machining centre is designed for 3- and 5-axis precision machining in production and tool manufacturing.
It features a new tool magazine that can be front-loaded during machining, along with a compact, space-saving design, the company said. Its capacities range from 5-axis high precision machining of small cubic parts to universal 3-axis milling with multiple clamping. Fehlmann claims that this new version of its popular Picomax range offers excellent surface quality and very high machining performance and is suitable for production use in the medical, aerospace, optical and electronics industries, and for mould and ﬁxture construction.
Fehlmann said that the Picomax 75 can be upgraded with additional modules at any time – for example, with an optional automation workpiece, which allows batches from large runs to single units to be produced in unmanned shifts. The machine is said to be easy to operate and access.
Other exhibits on the stand will include the Fehlmann ATS 200 and Picomax 56 Top. The ATS 200 can be supplied in 3-axis or 5-axis axis variants. The Picomax 56 Top is described as a universal and compact milling machine. Top, Fehlmann's operating concept, is said to allow the machine to be used both for CNC controlled 3-axis machining and for manual operation, by employing the electromechanical drilling lever and two hand wheels. Fehlmann claims that milling, drilling and threading operations on single parts and pre-series can thus be executed quickly, efficiently without time-consuming programming.