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5-Axis Machining Applications, Automation

GROB Systems, Inc. will demonstrate a range of 5-axis machining applications on its G550 Generation 2 Universal Machining Center with an automated Rotary Pallet Storage System (PSS-R) at EASTEC booth 1236.

Attendees can see how GROB meets the requirements of aerospace, medical and die/mold machining. GROB personnel will be on hand to answer specific customer application questions. Multiple machining demonstrations will be exhibited throughout each day.

GROB machining centers are made in the USA at the GROB Systems' 400,000 sq. ft. full production facility in Ohio, and can include advanced automation solutions for increased productivity. The G550 Generation 2 5-Axis Machining Center offers optimized milling performance for a broad range of part materials and is equipped with a Siemens 840D SL control, 16k RPM spindle and an HSK-A63 tool interface. The G550's machine concept includes a horizontal spindle position that permits the longest possible Z-travel path and optimum chip fall. The arrangement of three linear axes offers maximum stability by minimizing the distance between the guides and the machining point (TCP). The G550's tunnel concept allows the largest possible component to be swiveled and machined within the work area without collision-even with extremely long tools. Three linear and two rotary axes permit 5-sided machining, as well as 5-axis simultaneous interpolation, with a swivel range of 230° in the A-axis and 360° in the B-axis.

Integrated with the G550, attendees will also see the PSS-R900 rotary pallet storage system, which is suited as a modular system with up to 13 pallets that can increase machine utilization and productivity with longer unmanned periods. This system offers optimum entry into automated, highly efficient production with a small footprint, the company reported. It is equipped with three design versions per machine and will be shown at EASTEC with 10 pallet storage positions at one to three levels and a pallet size of 630 mm x 630 mm (24.8" x 24.8"). The PSS-R has a high storage capacity and offers an easily accessible set-up station next to the machine control panel, which can be rotated and locked. The system offers clamping on the external set-up station during automatic mode and is equipped with a double loading fork that enables fast pallet exchange.

For more information contact:

GROB Systems, Inc.

Machine Tool Division

1070 Navajo Drive

Bluffton, OH 45817

EASTEC Booth 1236

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