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Chiron Introduces Multifunctional Machining Center

July 16, 2021
Chiron Group recently demonstrated for the first time its new 715 Series machining center. Designed for complete machining of all six sides of complex parts, the machine fits between the vertical Chiron FZ 08 S mill turn precision+ machining center and the STAMA MT 733 machining center. It includes part handling automation and storage.

Matthias Efinger, Chiron Systems Engineer R&D, says “the goal during development was to create a machining center designed for autonomous processing on all six sides, rounding off the Chiron Group bar machining portfolio and fully bridging the gap between the FZ 08 S mill turn precision+ and MT 733.”

The 715 Series is designed for fully automated, complete machining tasks in the medical technology, aviation and aerospace, energy, and automotive industries. Part size range is bars up to Ø 65 mm or chuck parts up to Ø 200 mm, with maximum workpiece weight of 20 kg.

Continuous machining process

Two versions of the machining center are available:  Chiron MT 715 and Chiron MP 715 – MT is Mill Turn and MP is Multi Profile. The machines include a direct-drive 20,000 rpm milling head, a horizontal main spindle and a matched, opposing counter spindle to permit continuous multifunctional machining on all six sides of a part in a single setup. This capability is used to machine hip stems, turbine blades, and extrusions for chassis or battery storage. 

Both machines accommodate 128 tools and include integrated workpiece handling and workpiece storage. This supports fully automated, cost-reducing manufacturing of workpieces in small and medium batch sizes. Convenient loading and unloading of the tool magazine can occur during machining.

High levels of automation

The new machine platform is also set up to integrate digital systems from the Chiron SmartLine Portfolio, including automatic condition monitoring, integrated machine and process diagnostics, machining simulation, preventive machine protection in every mode of operation, remote diagnostics and remote maintenance, and intuitive operation.

Within the Chiron Group portfolio there are a range of options for machining workpieces with up to a 200 mm diameter and a length of up to 500 mm, for milling and turning off the bar, or milling off the bar or from profile. 

CNC machining centers and "Made by Chiron" turnkey solutions guarantee high-speed manufacturing and CNC machining with maximum productivity and maximum precision. Whether with one, two or four spindle, machining centers from Chiron produce components of the highest quality at minimum unit costs. Economical turnkey solutions for CNC machining, high-speed cutting and high-speed manufacturing permit "seconds ahead" production.