Fanuc T21iE Vertical Machining Centre Will Demonstrate A New High Speed Generation
Fanuc T21iE VMC
(PRWEB) March 15, 2006
The new generation Fanuc Alpha T21iE provides a solution to users needing a high speed, fast cycling vertical machining centre with the capability to eliminate delays in floor to floor time, the interface for up to five-axis simultaneous machining or development into a highly productive machining cell using robotic loading.
The new machine on the 600 Centre stand at MACH 2006 has a 10,000 revs/min direct coupled BT30 spindle with a 24,000 revs/min, high speed option. It is specified with a high speed rapid traverse rate of 54 m/min with optimised axis motion technology involving ultra-fast acceleration and deceleration and incorporates a totally new Fanuc FS-31iA5 control.
This control adds nano interpolation, AI contour control II, NURBS smoothing and interpolation. Accuracy is also a prime selling point for the Fanuc machine with its thermal displacement compensation helping to maintain accuracy and repeatability within + 2 microns.
The Fanuc Alpha vertical machining centre has become an international top-seller and is available in three models, the ES, E and EL. The ES is compact with an X-axis travel of 300 mm, Y-axis of 300 mm and Z-axis of 330 mm. The E has the X-axis extended to 500 mm, and the EL as exhibited at the show, a 700 mm X-axis, 400 mm Y-axis and 330 mm Z-axis. The EL also has a larger table area of 850 mm by 410 mm and a 250 Kg maximum table loading.
The tool magazine has 21 pockets and a very quick 1.8 secs cut to cut time with the 5.5 kW spindle which is able to rigid tap at up to 8,000 revs/min in the 24,000 revs/min high speed version or 5,000 revs/min, the standard 10,000 revs/min spindle. A quick tap extraction cycle is standard.
With the new control and software comes HRV, a leading edge digital servo spindle control that reduces any servo delay and incorporates least tracking error on high speed machining cycles. Nano interpolation and feed-back via ultra-precision 16,000,000 pulses/revolution encoder gives extremely smooth movements and a nano smoothing option enables any original free-form curved surfaces to be interpolated in nano-metres bringing the resulting cut as close to the original designation as can be obtained.
By reading 1,000 blocks ahead, the Fanuc A1 contour control II option predicts acceleration and deceleration requirement for high precision machining without having to change the rate of feed.
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