The machine is designed as a robust C-Frame structure supporting a
cross-sledge for the transversal X- and Y- movements. All three linear
axes are located on a sturdy block that houses the B-axis. The
vertical Z-movement, housing an inline spindle, is mounted to the
rigid Y-axis column.
The compact combination of spindle slides/machine columns absorbs the
forces resulting from the machining process. The structure stiffness
allows both rapid and precise displacement of the moving element.
All the structural components are manufactured in cast iron. This
material possesses very good vibration dampening characteristics. Set
up of the machine takes place on the leveling elements also supplied.
No special foundation is necessary. Customers considering future
pallet Automation can choose a “preparation for
Automation” option at order placement, and then later add the
Automation system which is qualified for their needs.
With the new pallet changer, yet another degree of flexibility and
independence is achieved.
A simple plug-and-play system enables mounting and retrofitting to
the standard machine. Thanks to the intelligent design, differently
sized System 3R and EROWA standard pallets can be employed. The pallet
changer can also be operated using T-slot tables.
Whether the customer is machining aluminium or steel, the HEM 500U
represents accuracy, flexibility, affordability and ease of use across
a wide range of applications.
From machining structural parts for aircraft to components for
electronics boxes, the HEM 500U is this standard machining
solution of choice from GF AgieCharmilles. The HEM 500U underscores GF
AgieCharmilles’ commitment to meeting customers’ needs for
flexible, competitively priced and easy-to-use standard five-axis