With so much to experience from XYZ Machine Tools at MACH 2022 it has taken the decision to expand its presence with a second stand (Hall 17, Stand 200) that will be used to introduce the latest innovation in toolroom machining centres that will revolutionise the transition from bed mill to machining centres.
However, at XYZ Machine Tools’ main stand (Hall 18, Stand 130) will not be short of new products with several machines making their UK exhibition debuts including the brand new XYZ SS 65 sub-spindle lathe, a first for XYZ Machine Tools and one that is generating lots of interest due to its capability and competitive pricing.
Introduced due to demand from customers looking for increased productivity and reduced spindle downtime the XYZ SS 65 features a 16.5kW, 4,000rpm main spindle with 65mm bar capacity and 200mm diameter chuck as standard. This is complemented by the 11kW, 5,000rpm sub-spindle, with a 52mm bore and 150mm chuck. The German-built Sauter 12-position turret has live tooling at every station, with 100mm (±50mm) Y-axis travel. Contouring is facilitated by the C-axis on both spindles which are equipped with a brake to allow substantial milling cuts to take place. Maximum turned diameter is 380mm and the Z-axis travel is 520mm, providing a significant working envelope. Control is provided by the Siemens 828D ShopTurn 15-inch touchscreen control.
Also making its MACH debut is the XYZ Proturn RLX 780 lathe. While not new to the range the sheer scale of this machine has precluded it from being shown before. Weighing in at 8,600kgs the machine features a swing over the bed of 780mm (1,090mm in the gap) and a distance between centres of 3,000mm. The spindle is powered by a 32kW (43hp) motor with the gearbox providing two speed ranges from a low of 20rpm through to 1,300rpm. Control is from the latest RLX ProtoTRAK system with its touchscreen interface with its unique software features that allow the user to go from drawing to finished component in the shortest possible time, including Gesture Control; Constant Surface Speed and electronic handwheels to generate tapers, radii and fillets manually.
This includes the enhanced ProtoTRAK Assistant for on-board help at the touch of the screen; and the popular TRAKing feature, which uses handwheel movement to prove the program. The faster you wind the faster it machines. Stop or reverse the handwheel and the machine does the same.
Other machines at MACH 2022 include the entry level ProtoTRAK mill, the KMX 2000, a selection of RMX ProtoTRAK bed mills and RLX ProTURN lathes.
Linear rail and Heavy-duty and High-Speed vertical machining centres will be well represented including an XYZ 1060 HS machine equipped with a Detron 5-axis system.
Turning centres on show will be the XYZ CT52 LR with linear rail technology and, the XYZ SS 65 sub-spindle lathe. Completing the machine range on show will be the XYZ UMC-5X simultaneous 5-axis machining centre, which since its introduction has been very well received by customers across a range of industries. Providing a highly competitive package the XYZ UMC-5X continues to generate lots of interest.
If previous MACH exhibitions are anything to go by the XYZ Machine Tool stand will be extremely popular and while demonstrations are freely available, there will be times when all machines are busy.
To overcome this the stand will also feature four stand-alone pendants with RLX and RMX ProtoTRAK control on them. These will be available to highlight the ease of use of the ProtoTRAK system and emphasise how this control can simplify production and increase productivity and profitability as 10,000’s of existing users can testify to.
Nigel Atherton, XYZ Machine Tool’s managing director, comments: “Confidence within the engineering manufacturing sector continues to grow and this is reflected by the growing order book at XYZ Machine Tools. Invoiced sales and new orders for the first six months of its financial year show a strong recovery from the previous year and are now at pre-pandemic levels of 2019. The signs we are seeing are very encouraging and MACH will be the Litmus test of that confidence.”
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