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5-Axis Machining Center Cuts Machining Time in Half

CHIRON offers its new vertical twin-spindle 5-axis machining center, DZ08 FX Precision+, which includes contact-free linear direct drives in the X-,Y- and Z-axes. These drives bring the spindles to optimum feedrates faster and permit increased traverse rates. Compared to the previous model, this machining center is designed to produce aluminum components 20-50% faster.

The Chiron Series 08 machining centers offer a customizable modular design.

Direct path measuring systems in all axes maximize precision. The DZ08 FX Precision+ has two 14 kW water-cooled milling spindles that accelerate to 40,000 RPM in only 1.9 seconds. In rapid feed, they reach a speed of 75 m/min (X,Y) and 100 m/min (Z). The results are chip-to-chip times of about 3.0 seconds and a tool change in about 0.8 seconds.

The DZ08 FX can be equipped with a 2-axis rotary tilt table to facilitate fast 5-axis machining.

The compact DZ08 FX Precision+ has a footprint of only 3.1 sq. m. It can be supplemented with the automation solution VARIOCELL UNO; double-gripper robot and workpiece storage and handling system occupying less than 1 sq. m enabling loading and unloading during machining. Up to 12 raw part pallets can be included in the VARIOCELL.

The growing demand for automated solutions is a trend within all sectors. "For nearly every application, CHIRON Group provides customers powerful, fully automated complete solutions," said a company spokesperson. "The combination of high production quality, flexibility and short order processing times provide an optimal process for each individual solution."

For more information contact:

CHIRON America, Inc.

10950 Withers Cove Park Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278


CHIRON America, Inc.

44692 Helm Street

Plymouth, MI 48170


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