GF Machining Solutions Brings Fully Automated, Closed Loop Cell to IMTS 2016

Sep 12, 2016 9:00 AM



Gisbert Ledvon
Director of Business Development
GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions Brings Fully Automated, Closed Loop Cell to IMTS 2016

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Sept. 12, 2016 – At IMTS 2016, GF Machining Solutions will demonstrate two of its Mikron milling machines within a closed loop automated cell. Featured machines in the cell will include the Mikron MILL X 600 U and Mikron HEM 500U. Along with these two powerful 5-axis milling machines, the cell will rely on a linear rail-riding robot, coordinate measuring machine (CMM) and pallet systems. In the GF Machining Solutions booth, the cell will produce heavy-duty cases for GoPro® cameras.

From Fanuc®, the cell robot will supply parts – loaded on Dynafix® pallets – to both milling machines. The lightweight aluminum Dynafix pallets allow for easy loading and manual movement. The CMM, supplied by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, ensures part quality and accuracy and gives peace of mind that all parts will stay true to specifications during unattended cell operations.

GF Machining Solutions’ new Mikron MILL X 600 U milling machine is ideal for the production of high accuracy parts with concave and convex part surfaces, especially under high feedrate conditions. An expansion of the Mikron MILL X series, the 600 U brings together the perfect balance of ultra-high-speed machining, superior surface finishes and exact tolerances making it ideal for manufacturers who need all three parameters to reshore or keep production of complex parts in the United States.

The Mikron HEM 500U’s special rotary tilting table makes it possible for manufacturers focused on accurate and reliable part production to cost effectively achieve high-performance 5-axis machining capabilities in a single setup. Ideal for cutting parts from aluminum alloys and steel, the HEM 500U features a highly dynamic 12,000-rpm ISO-B40 spindle and 30-tool magazine that provides a 2-second chip-to-chip time for high-speed continuous milling operations and increased spindle uptime.

About GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufactures of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance Milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D Laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. As a globally active group,

GF Machining Solutions, a Division of Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland), maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 2,873 employees generated sales of CHF 867 million in 2013. For more information on the company’s products and services, contact Gisbert Ledvon at GF Machining Solutions, 560 Bond St., Lincolnshire, IL 60069-4224, Tel: 1-800-282-1336, Fax: 847-913-5340, Email:, or visit



About GF Machining Solutions