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Ultrix, a 5 or 4-axis cnc high-speed multitask machining centre

News International-French

15 Sep 2015

The Ultrix machines are multitasking 4/5-axis cnc machining centres with a vertical spindle, rotary tilting table, mobile crossbeam and gantry structure.

This range includes various models: 800 4-axis, 800 RT and Ultrix 1000 and 1000 RT HD.

The table rotates around the C axis and reaches speeds of 100 rpm for milling operations and up to 1000 rpm for turning operations. The A tilting axis can reach speeds of 50 rpm. The linear axes travel at speeds of 60 m/min. As the Ultrix multitask centres offer a number of different machining operations in one centre - turning, milling, boring and grinding - downtimes for workpiece repositioning are eliminated. The vertical design of these Breton machining centres is a solution for machining workpieces with diameters greater than the height of the piece.

The Ultrix machining centres turn workpieces both horizontally and vertically combined with the tilting motion of axis. The turning bar with a 150mm vertical travel and positioned to the side of the vertical RAM it is possible to turn workpieces with heights greater than travel Z. This solution allows for, amongst other important features, to use short tools instead of the conventional longer tools which are prone to abrupt jerks when machining and the use of vibration damping bars is limited just to intensive turning operations when machining hard and resistant materials. The Ultrix range of machining centres can be fitted with a turning/milling spindle which allows varying tool positions and facilitates changeover from vertical to horizontal turning operations on the same workpiece optimising, in this way, both machining operations and tool consumption. With this range of machining centres it is possible to turn in diagonal workpieces up to 1000mm.

The Ultrix range can be supplied with tool magazines for holding 30-60-150 or more tools. It is possible to choose from a wide range of turning and milling spindles. Milling spindles with S6/S1 rating, 55/48 kW (M300/14) torque 300Nm in S1, speed 14,000 rpm - 40/40 kW (M100/18) S1 torque 100Nm and speed 18,000 rpm or 28/20 kW (M38/28) S1 torque 38 Nm and speed 28,000 rpm or 55/40 kW (M16/40) S1 torque 16 Nm and speed 40,000 rpm. In S1 the milling spindles have an output power of 30 kW with a torque up to 2000 NM and speeds reaching 1000 rpm.

All machining operations can be run and managed in automatic guaranteeing a quality result thanks to the in-process dimensional checks. This system, in fact, detects in automatic the dimensions of the workpiece and runs finishing operations in automatic satisfying the required tolerance margins. This significant and important feature further enhances the multitask potential of the Ultrix machining centres transforming them into a measuring centre. The Breton machining centres combine and incorporate in a single machine all machining operations: milling, turning, boring and when required grinding. The versatility and flexibility of the Ultrix range is more than this: the range of heads and spindles allow operators to rough mill as well as perform high-speed finishing operations which require maximum precision and meticulous care. The specific machine functions of the Ultrix range substantially reduce production times: turning operations combined with the table tilting feature allow for workpiece profiling in one single operation eliminating additional machining and at the same time ensuring and guaranteeing a superior quality finish.

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