Prices range from £175,000 and £275,000, which XYZ says provide a price advantage over existing machines in the market, and making the machining of large components, particularly those found in the aerospace sector, an affordable option.
As standard the four machines in the XYZ TCM range come with the latest Siemens 828D Shopmill control, roller linear guideways for precision and performance, and Gudal backlash free dual gearboxes mated with a high precision rack on the X-axis.
Mounted directly under the saddle of the machine, this gearbox, in combination with the servo motor, provides smooth positioning and eliminates the vacillation problem often found on machines of this size when the axis travel stops suddenly. The Y and Z axes are equipped with 63mm diameter, high-speed, low-noise ballscrews.
The four machine range features X-axis travels of 4000mm (XYZ 4000 TCM), 6000mm (XYZ 6000 TCM), 8000mm (XYZ 8000 TCM) and 10,000mm (XYZ 10,000 TCM), with each machine sharing the same 800mm Y-axis and 600mm (800mm optional) Z-axis.
Nigel Atherton, managing director of XYZ said: “The new XYZ travelling column machines are the perfect addition to our range as they fully complement our existing heavy-duty vertical machining centres that extend to 3000 mm X-axis travel. With the new travelling column machines we can now extend our reach into the aerospace sector and, open up further opportunities in the rail, energy and construction industries that had been unavailable to us previously.”