GF Machining Solutions’ new Mikron MILL P 800 U, MILL P 800 U ST and MILL P 800 U D machining centers open up new application horizons for manufacturers

Jul 11, 2017 5:00 PM

Higher speed, effective machine control, superb Spindle protection, and modern chip management are among the success-enabling advantages of GF Machining Solutions’ new Mikron MILL P 800 U five-axis simultaneous machining center range. International Solution Days, to be hosted by GF Machining Solutions April 24–28 at its Losone, Switzerland sites, is the place to get a close-up look at the Mikron MILL P 800 U and how it can open new application horizons.

The successor to the very successful Mikron HPM 800 U line, the Mikron MILL P 800 U range of solutions guarantees high precision in heavy-duty production 365 days per year, making it especially well suited to manufacturers in mold and die, general mechanics, and aerospace and power generation. Ensuring highly flexible parts production, reliable, efficient unmanned third shift machining, best surface finish on light or heavy parts, and one-setup machining from start to finish, the range is available in three variants: the Mikron MILL P 800 U, the Mikron MILL P 800 U ST (simultaneous turn), and Mikron MILL P 800 U D (high dynamics).

For example, the high-dynamic Mikron MILL P 800 U D variant brings a variety of benefits to mold and die makers: by choosing a 36,000 min/-1 HSK-E50 OptiCool Spindle and 1.7 g acceleration compared to the standard 1 g acceleration; process safety while using tools as small as 0.2 mm; and ability to deliver surface quality of Ra 0.09 µm. In general mechanics applications, the Mikron MILL P 800 U ST variant enables turning operations, a powerful, universal 20,000 min/-1 Spindle, and Automation for parts up to 800 mm in diameter. The Mikron MILL P 800 U machines are ideal for manufacturers in aeronautics and power generation as well, thanks to superb stability for working with tensile materials, including the latest titanium alloys. In addition, the gantry concept provides best stiffness and ensures accuracy across the full work table.

Adding value to the machine range, the newest available Heidenhain TNC 640 and Siemens 840D sl controls ensure process safety, longer tool lifetime, and process optimization.
 

New process intelligence

Process optimization is at the Mikron MILL P 800 U user’s fingertips with GF Machining Solutions’ new Intelligent Spindle Monitoring (ISM). Manufacturers can save on Tooling costs, extend the machine lifetime, increase part quality, and reduce machining time, with ISM displaying the Milling process-related vibrations in X, Y and Z direction. This provides the machine operator with the essential information for process optimization.

The solutions in the Mikron MILL P 800 U range are rConnect ready, so manufacturers can choose the GF Machining Solutions digital services that best fit their needs and begin profiting from higher machine availability and lifetime as well as extended flexibility and productivity. From Live Remote Assistance to ensure maximum machine uptime via process improvement modules to predictive maintenance and monitoring, rConnect keeps users connected at any time, wherever they are in the world.

mill-p-800-uGF Machining Solutions’ Mikron MILL P 800 U range of five-axis high-performance Milling solutions guarantees high precision in heavy-duty production across a wide range of industrial segments, including mold and die, general mechanics, and aerospace and power generation.

Profile of GF Machining Solutions
GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, diverse technical solutions and services not only to the tool and mold making industry but also to manufacturers of precision components. The portfolio ranges from electrical discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance Milling machines—including clamping and palletization systems, 3D Laser surface texturing machines and Spindles—to solutions for Tooling and Automation, services, spare parts, expendable parts, consumables and Digitalization solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting Division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3’255 employees generated sales of CHF 992 million in 2017. More information can be found at www.gfms.com

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Sophie Petersen
Internal Communications and Media Relations Manager
GF Machining Solutions Management SA
Ipsachstrasse 16
2506 Nidau
Switzerland

sophie dot petersen #at# georgfischer dot com

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