Solid, specially-ribbed castings,
including a massive base and a closed, rigid bridge to support
the suspended, moving head, ensure silk-smooth motion and virtual
elimination of vibration during UHSHM. The casting base is
supported by 3 primary points ideal for high precision machining.
Special precision ball-screws, special precision way-guides,
unique K1-Seal™ way-wipers and way-guards all work in harmony
to provide superior finish and tolerance for those parts that
need them at lightening feeds and speeds.
Contour Control, unique Serial Servo Bus connects
the CNC to multiple servo amplifiers over a
noise- immune, high-speed, multi-drop fiber
optic connection. A data server with more than
a gigabyte of hard disk space and an ethernet
link mean never having to worry about data
starvation, file size or exhaustive file compression
routines. Coupled with the world-renowned reliability
of the Fanuc 16i system packed with options,
the Vibra-Free is unmatched. But that's just
the start. Unique algorithms and surfacing
techniques designed to control thermal growth
and maximize tool life come with the package.
We realize that there are dynamic differences
from machine to machine which will alter precision
cornering, overshoot, undershoot. That's why
the 16i is equipped with unique parameters
that allow the experienced Vibra-Free technicians
to practically customize each machine for maximum
specially designed, 42,000 RPM, spindle with
intelligent cooling and monitored and filtered
mist lubrication keeps thermal growth in check
hour after hour, month after month, year after
year, while spinning at maximum speed all day
and all night. Balanced spindle housings eliminate
chatter throughout the milling process. Special
spindles are available for increased throughput
for specialized work involving roughing. Oil-drip-free
spindles are available to eliminate spotting
on production and electrode graphite.
Fully enclosed and pressurized
tool envelope protects the tool holder from
working elements. Carousel style ATC with
18 tool capacity.
surfaces on hardened metals with small endmills
at 42,000 RPM and lightening speeds requires
meticulous cutter selection. Carefully selected
tools, designed for UHSHM and that produce
spectacular finishes that make your polishers
smile, are available from a large stock. Specially
ground SKI double face contact tool-holders
ensure minimal deflection of the cutter.
Optimization of feeds
and speeds is critical to the success of
special tooling and tool life in UHSHM. Our
Global Team of experts has a wealth of knowledge
that comes with the package directly to your
mold-makers and manufacturing engineers.