Heller offers new levels of flexibility and precision with its FP 4000 5-axis horizontal machining center with twin drives in the Z-axis. The FP 4000 is a practical choice for a wide variety of industries, including tool and die or contract manufacturing where 5-axis milling is needed for productivity and process dependability.
With a work area of 800 x 800 x 1,045mm (X/Y/Z), the FP 4000 provides superior work envelope accessibility with robust axis drives. The fifth axis provided by the tool and is the basis for achieving maximum process dependability. Proven 5-axis kinematics are provided by the tool in X, Y, C and/or A-axis and two axes provided by the workpiece in Z and B. The machine handles workpiece loads of up to 1,400kg on a 500mm x 630mm pallet.
This machining unit, providing 44 kW power and 242 Nm torque, is among the most powerful 5-axis 10,00-rpm spindles with HSK63 spindle taper on the market. The power provided is available at any spatial angle. As a result, the FP 4000 enables heavy-duty cutting, combined milling and drilling operations, or 5-sided machining in a single setup. Even in 5-axis simultaneous milling, the machine maintains dimensional and contouring accuracy as well as economic efficiency. A 16,000 rpm, 40 kW machining head is an option for the FP 4000.
In combination with a flexible pallet system, system availability can exceed 90 percent without restrictions in terms of chip removal rate when equipped with the PCU 63 Power Cutting Universal swivel head unit.
According to Heller engineers, temperature curves of a 5-axis machine inevitably vary throughout a day of production. However, due to the construction and thermal stability of the machine, temperature does not influence its precision. This level of precision down to the µ range is provided by absolute encoded, direct measuring systems, high-resolution rotary encoders and YRT bearings with integrated measuring systems.
The machine is available with 54-, 80-, 160-, 240-, or 409-place tool magazine and Siemens 840D sl control.