New generation of machining centres at Heller WerkTage 2016 from 15 to 17 June 2016

heller-werktage-trainingUnder the motto “The new Formula for Production”, Heller will be presenting high-end machining with maximum productivity from 15 to 17 June 2016 during Heller WerkTage 2016. With a new generation of versatile machining centres, Heller opens new perspectives.

These machining centres feature a fifth axis provided by the workpiece and have been designed for dynamic 5-sided as well as simultaneous 5-axis machining. For this concept, Heller has re-combined proven components also used in existing machine series to develop an extremely productive machine suited for a wide range of parts and materials. All rotational axes are provided by the workpiece. As a logical expansion of the existing product portfolio, the new machine concept is synonymous with high process stability, with the fifth axis designed as a bridge with counter bearing to guarantee a high degree of stability, whilst the horizontal spindle guarantees fast tool changes, resulting in minimal idle times. High flexibility was another priority for Heller in the development of the machine. Therefore the machining centre is either available in table design or equipped with pallet changer. Additionally, proven motor spindle technology lets users choose between HSK63 and HSK100 spindle taper.

In addition to the presentation of the new machine, Heller will again provide extensive insights into production and assembly during WerkTage. As in previous years, numerous guided plant tours are on the agenda. They will give visitors an opportunity to experience quality “Made by Heller” in application installation and final assembly of machining centre and modules. Exhibits at the “Manufacturing Center” include the new machine concept, mill/turning centre model CP 4000 and 5-axis machining centre model FP 16000. The CP 4000 mill/turning centre places the emphasis on turning operations in addition to its proven milling characteristics. For this purpose, the machine is equipped with a fifth axis provided by the tool combined with a direct driven rotary table. Vertical and horizontal turning operations of outer and inner contours can be accomplished without any problem with the C axis and optional A and B axis. 5-axis machining centre model FP 16000 provides traverse paths of 2400x1600x1600mm (X/Y/Z), a speed range between 5 and 8,000rpm and 60kW drive power. Visitors will have the opportunity to see these machining centres live in action and to discuss details with the machine operators. The exhibition programme is rounded off with pallet automation technology. Three well-known manufacturers will be demonstrating how to integrate logistics processes and how to establish a seamless flow of information in the manufacturing process in order to maximise utilisation in production.

No less interesting will be the guided tours through the education and advanced training facilities. Having received a certificate for outstanding commitment in education 2015/2016, Heller will be presenting the ProfiTrainer. This fully functional faithful model of a CNC controlled machine tool features four axes, a horizontal main spindle and a B axis as rotary table. It allows to perform all operating functions with the movement sequences required for NC machining. The Siemens 840 D sl control and the control cabinet are equipped with real control components like they can be found in Heller’s current machine series. That means that the ProfiTrainer can be used to model all steps in the value-added chain from development and design through to production and assembly. To Heller, the ProfiTrainer presents a special building block of its customer-oriented didactics since the ProfiTrainer has been proven to help overcome inhibitions about large machines as far as operation and programming are concerned.

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