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Milling Technology for Production of Small, Precise Parts



GF Machining Solutions' MIKRON HSM 200 LP (left) and HSM 200U LP (right) are designed to automate processes that require micron accuracy.

The HSM 200 LP and HSM 200U LP are designed to meet high-speed milling needs in production environments where location and available floor space limit machine installation weight and dimensions. Examples include dental labs, watchmaking operations and producers of smaller electrodes and higher-volume precision parts.

Dimensions of the 3-axis HSM 200 LP and 5-axis HSM 200U LP can be as small as 860 x 2,000 mm (width x height) or 35.03" x 78.7" (width x height) with a weight of approximately 3,600 kg (7,900 lbs). The tables feature a standard automated chuck and can be equipped with up to four additional media channels to operate automated individual part clamping systems on top of a palletized standard interface. With this functionality, GF Machining Solutions reported that production of even small to medium batch sizes with short cycle times may be tackled in unattended shifts, 24/7.

"Care was taken during the machines' development to reduce the footprint of the machine tool cell without sacrificing high-quality machining results," said a company spokesperson. "That is accomplished with a revolutionary axis concept built for in-process precision and stability and enhanced chip fall. More specifically, the design ensures rigidity and damping of the machine tool base for smooth tool center point movement under changing load conditions, yielding excellent machining characteristics and finish part quality.

"Plus, with linear direct drives on all axes, the HSM 200 LP and HSM 200U LP produce surface qualities down to Ra < 0.05 microns, reducing processing time and prolonging tool life."

The machines feature a Heidenhain iTNC 530 or FANUC Series 31iB5 control, a 50,000 RPM HSK-E32 motor spindle, 30, 60 or 140 piece tool magazine and an 80 or 400 liter coolant tank with chip separation by progressive filter stages.

For more information contact:

Gisbert Ledvon

GF Machining Solutions

560 Bond St.

Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224

800-CTC-1EDM

gisbert.ledvon@us.gfac.com

www.gfac.com/us

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