CHIRON Group with numerous world firsts and innovative production solutions at EMO 2019
World premiere for machining centers, a service concept and software systems
New series from CHIRON and STAMA
CHIRON celebrated a world premiere with the new 25 series at EMO in Hanover. Visitors to the trade fair were able to experience the highlights of the two-spindle DZ 25 P five axis machine during a live demonstration in the interactive showroom. The series sets new standards in highly productive machining of complex, large-volume structural components in the automotive and aerospace industries. "The new FZ/DZ 25 series from CHIRON combines productivity, precision and flexibility at a previously unknown level. With a spindle distance of 800 millimeters, it is predestined for simultaneous 5-axis machining of chassis and structural components made of aluminum for e-mobility," said Bernd Hilgarth, Sales Director at CHIRON.
Visitors to the trade fair were impressed by the CHIRON FZ 16 S five axis in combination with the VariocellPallet automation solution. The machining solution demonstrated autonomous production of seven different components. STAMA presented the MT 733 one plus, a new model in the MT 733 series which was launched on the market in September 2018. Its strength is automated complete 6-side machining of complex components and hard to machine materials. Interested parties were able to appraise the highly dynamic and highly precise milling/turning and drilling operations during a live demonstration.
Customized service solutions
Erstmalig präsentierte die CHIRON Group das neue Servicekonzept ‚LifetimeSolutions‘. Individuelle Service-Gesamtpakete zielen auf höhere Produktivität, beste Maschinenverfügbarkeit und optimierte Gesamtanlageneffektivität bei einem für den Kunden optimalen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis ab. Konkrete Kundenanforderungen entlang der Lebensphasen von Maschinen und Anlagen bilden den Rahmen für die einzelnen Serviceleistungen. Auch die neuen SmartServices sind an den Phasen des Maschinen-Lebenszyklus orientiert. Sie basieren auf den SmartLine Softwarelösungen der CHIRON Group, die konkrete Potenziale innerhalb der Fertigung erkennen und dazu beitragen, die Gesamtperformance zu steigern.
Efficient live protection and predictable maintenance
The CHIRON Group demonstrated paths to networked production with RemoteLine, a cloud-based remote diagnostic system, on the open IoT platform Mindsphere. RemoteLine ensures higher productivity, reliability and availability of the entire machine park.
The continuous digital process chain from the ProcessLine and ProtectLine software systems showed how machining centers are reliably protected against machine crashes by a digital twin both during preparatory activities and during ongoing operation. Serious, cost-intensive damage and production stoppages can therefore be reliably prevented. Using the ConditionLine software, which detects atypical operating behavior of a machining center, the CHIRON Group demonstrated by means of live data how maintenance and repairs can be purposefully planned.
Coping with the challenge of digitalization
The machine tool industry faced up to the challenge of digitalization at EMO by presenting umati, which is short for universal machine tool interface. As a key team member of the industry initiative started by the Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers in 2017, CHIRON presented a DZ 16 W five axis machine equipped with an umati interface on its stand to show how networked production functions in practice. Modern software solutions were used here to determine, analyze and visualize own and outside machine information live.
About the CHIRON Group
The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and mill-turn machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. With a workforce of 2100 employees, it generated €443 million in revenue in 2019. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, aerospace industries and tool production.
The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the brands CHIRON, STAMA and FACTORY5, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability and heavy machining. FACTORY5 machining centers are ideally suited for high-speed machining of microtechnical components. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services. With products and solutions for additive manufacturing, the CHIRON Group supplements its core competencies.
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