The WFL Technology Meeting takes place June 21-23, 2022. Visitors can look forward to expert discussions on the latest industry trends and developments. Highlights during the event include machine demonstrations, measurement technologies, automation solutions and more.
Two new M20-G MILLTURNs will be featured at the event. One of the counter spindle machines is equipped with an innovative automation solution – the intCELL. The turning-boring-milling unit with integrated spindle motor and a B-axis with torque motor is completely new. Another highlight is the individual tool holder with B-axis on the lower slide. The upper and lower system can be used simultaneously. Both systems are supplied from a joint magazine by a reliable, dynamic tool changer.
Visitors to the trade fair will be able to watch a technologically challenging chuck part being machined live on the M20-G. Special gear technology such as gear skiving of internal and external gears as well as complex turning, drilling, and milling operations on the main and counter spindle will be shown. The automatic tool change on both individual tool holders will also be demonstrated.
Using intelligent software in combination with the relevant automation solutions not only enables workpieces to be loaded and unloaded but also means that machining centers can be supplied fully automatically with tools and clamping devices. As an innovative automation partner to WFL, FRAI is presenting its mobile robot system, which responds to this trend, at the event on the M65 MILLTURN.
The ICOtronic tool is equipped with sensors and supplies information about the machining process as close as possible to the cutting edge. Not only should this optimize milling processes in future, but it should also increase machine productivity. Ultrasound measurement will also be demonstrated live to visitors. The automatically exchangeable ultrasound measuring probe enables a fully automatic measuring process. The large measurement range and automatic, error-proof measuring process are the main advantages. Ultrasound measurement is ideal for determining and compensating for the tool drift of very deep center holes.
Another highlight at the WFL Technology Meeting will be the new myWFL Cockpit operational data acquisition system. Machine and program states over time, productivity and technical availability will all be displayed, either on the control system, PC or mobile device via a web browser. This means that the user can always be well-informed about their machine productivity. The myWFL Energy usage measurement device integrated into the myWFL Cockpit, displays the current power data as well as the energy and compressed air consumption of each workpiece. The Condition Monitoring cycle integrated into myWFL continuously records the status of the axes and spindles during a measuring run and saves them to the control system. Possible changes can easily be detected and displayed via the Condition Monitoring Viewer.
“The WFL Technology Meeting 2022 is all about automation, connectivity and combined machine power,” said Norbert Jungreithmayr, CEO WFL Millturn Technologies. “With their modular structure, technological diversity and outstanding performance, our MILLTURNs put us in pole position. Maximum productivity can only be achieved by a machine that is performing at its very best. We want our customers to experience this performance, along with exceptional quality and service, when they purchase a MILLTURN.”