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18.09.2018

The CHIRON Group at AMB 2018 with three new machining centers

The new 733 series from STAMA allows all six sides of a workpiece to be machined on a single five-axis center.

The FZ16 S five axis a machine impresses with top levels of dynamics and rigidity and therefore guarantees high productivity.

If large quantities are involved, the DZ16 W produces complex parts with a precision that has never been seen before.

The new "TouchLine" operating system guides the user step by step through operation, adapting its interface depending on the task and the context.

Dr Claus Eppler, Head of Research and Development at CHIRON

Dr Guido Spachtholz, Managing Director at STAMA

  • CHIRON FZ16 S five axis for high productivity in five-axis machining
  • Precision in series production: CHIRON DZ16 W
  • Six-sided complete machining with the STAMA MT 733 two
  • New TouchLine operating system with context-sensitive information

From September 18th to 22nd, visitors at the AMB trade fair 2018 in Stuttgart can experience three all-new innovations at the CHIRON Group's trade fair stand. The turnkey specialist will be demonstrating the new machine generations for high-precision, dynamic CNC machining from CHIRON and STAMA live in Hall 10, Stand A51. "The FZ16 S five axis and the DZ16 W from CHIRON were designed to meet the growing requirements in machining production and the increasing complexity of machined workpieces," explained Dr Claus Eppler, Head of Research and Development at CHIRON. "The STAMA MT 733 two is the complete machining solution for high-precision components with numerous machining steps and tools in mixed milling/turning processes," commented Dr Guido Spachtholz, Managing Director at STAMA. "Our initial machining results indicate that we can expect an increase in productivity of up to 30% compared with the previous system," he added.

In addition, the two CHIRON Group companies CHIRON and STAMA are using their new series to enhance their market profiles. Productivity and precision are key market attributes of both brands when it comes to CNC vertical milling and milling/turning machining centers. The CHIRON brand is also known for excellent dynamics, while STAMA focuses on stability. This enables maximum cutting forces when working with high-strength materials that are difficult to machine. Thanks to their gantry design, both series are characterized by high rigidity.

Precision and dynamics with the CHIRON FZ16 S five axis and DZ16 W
When CHIRON developed the FZ16 and DZ16, the focus was on current customer requirements – in particular, precision, dynamics and a high surface quality for increasingly complex workpieces. Designs incorporating a moving gantry are completely new for CHIRON. The moving gantry significantly increases rigidity, enabling far greater levels of precision in machining. The single-spindle FZ16 S five axis and the double-spindle DZ16 W machining centers are available from the market launch. Customers with special accuracy-related requirements for five-axis machining will find in the FZ16 S five axis a machine that impresses with top levels of dynamics and rigidity and therefore guarantees high productivity. If large quantities are involved, the DZ16 W produces complex parts with a precision that has never been seen before. Additional benefits in terms of productivity and flexibility are provided by the fact that the machining centers can be equipped with up to 162 tools without taking up any more floor space. Furthermore, customers have a wide range of options to choose from; for example, a chip conveyor and coolant system can be fitted either to the rear or the left-hand side of the centers.

STAMA MT 733 two for complete machining
The new 733 series from STAMA allows all six sides of a workpiece to be machined on a single five-axis center. The machining center's gantry design lends it optimized static, dynamic and thermal rigidity. This offers advantages when machining complex or difficult-to-machine workpieces, which can now be milled and turned with particularly high levels of accuracy using the MT 733. The high process stability means that even the very first part to be produced is always correctly dimensioned, both when manufacturing single items and in series production. An optional feature of the new series is active temperature control for linear guides, chip channels and the whole machine structure. This allows for even higher precision in combined milling/turning machining. An integrated automation system facilitates the supply and removal of bar stock and/or chuck parts to and from the machine. Customers can choose from four MT 733 models in total, and can customize their machining centers to suit their specific requirements.

TouchLine operating system with context-sensitive information
The FZ16, DZ16 and MT 733 machining centers from CHIRON and STAMA are fitted with the newly developed "TouchLine" operating system from their market launch as standard. The system guides the user step by step through operation, adapting its interface depending on the task and the context. If required, the full machine documentation and the maintenance instructions can also be called up on the 24" panel. This means that folders and paper are things of the past. TouchLine can be operated intuitively and interactively with the same familiar motions as for smartphones and tablets: Press, drag and swipe. The user receives further support in the form of condition messages, which display critical parameters, detect causes and suggest rectification solutions.

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About the CHIRON Group

The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and turning 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, the Group generated €466 million in revenue in 2017. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, and aerospace industries.

The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the three brands CHIRON, STAMA and SCHERER, 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. SCHERER is based on multi-functional vertical turning machining. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services.

Editorial contact:

CHIRON Werke GmbH & Co. KG
Rainer Schopp, Head of Marketing

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