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Eleven Machines to be Displayed



Chevalier Machinery's line-up of machines includes four new machines: the QP5X-400 5-axis VMC machining center; FBL-230+Gantry robotics CNC slant bed lathe; FNL-220LSY multi-axis turning and milling CNC lathe; and FVM-3016DCL II next-generation, premier double-column bridge machine, all demonstrating increased production efficiency for automation.

The 11 machines to be exhibited include:

  • The new QP5X-400, a 40 taper, high-speed VMC features 5-axis simultaneous or 4+1 axis applications. The standard machine is integrated with a 2-axis, 12.6" trunnion table with a heavy-duty, three-piece, cross-roller bearing, providing enhanced part loading and machining capability and an A-axis accuracy rate of ±10" with a table load of 220 lbs. with a 12.6" trunnion table. The workpiece dimension is 15.7" x 13.7" H. Travel for the X, Y and Z axes are 20.5", 15.8" and 15", respectively. The spindle includes a large-diameter, BIG-plus spindle design that uses four-piece, P4 class, high-precision angular-contact ball bearings to help increase spindle rigidity and maintain a high degree of accuracy during high-speed machining. The machine provides fast interpolation, with a high-linear rapid speed of 1,417 / 1,417 / 1,181 IPM. The spindle taper is #40; spindle power is 25 HP/FANUC, with a spindle speed of 12,000 RPM (optional 12K and 15K). Tool capacity is 30+1. The series includes a FANUC 0iMF control for 4+1 applications, a 10.4" color LCD with a 4-axis simultaneous controller, data server, Ethernet, USB capabilities and more.
  • The new FVM-3016DCL II Series, a next-generation, premier double-column bridge machine, offers a heavy-duty spindle. The machine's table size is 122" x 57" with a table load of 17,600 lbs. The XYZ travels are 122" x 63" x 30.7". The maximum part height under the spindle is 38.6". The distance between columns is 70.9". The heavily ribbed, Meehanite cast-iron base provides rigidity and stability. The oversized column and box-type beam construction helps provide support and damping absorption. The cross rail is designed by a rigid trio of 55 mm linear roller ways that support the load in both vertical and horizontal directions. The entire X-travel of the table is fully supported by 12 pieces of sliding blocks, eliminating overhanging issues. The heavy-duty roller guideways on the X and Y axes enhance acceleration, preventing any stick-slip problems. The Z-axis uses two box way structures for rigidity and cutting support. The series offers a 6,000 RPM, two-speed gear box spindle. This high/low gear spindle provides ample power output power and a high-speed range for fine cutting results. The 35 HP motor, with a two-speed gearbox, can generate 719 NM (530 ft-lbs.) of torque. The FANUC 0i-MD is a standard control feature with an 10.4" TFT LCD display.
  • "The EM Series is a high-speed VMC offers efficiency for large quantity machining within limited floor space," said a company spokesperson. The major parts of the machine are constructed of Meehanite cast iron. All three axes are built with high-speed linear ways. The series ranges from 16" x 20" to 20" x 40". The series has a table load of up to 1,320 lbs. with an overall table dimension of up to 47" x 20". The travel on the X, Y and Z axes are up to 40" x 20.8" x 20". The series provides fast interpolation, minimizing machining time, with rapid speeds of up to 1,417 IPM. The 20 HP spindle motor can handle up to 10,000 RPM, combining a good finish surface in high-speed with enough torque in lower RPM. The series features: FANUC 0iMF, color 8.4" LCD equipped with a 4-axis, simultaneous control, Ethernet, USB capabilities and more.
  • The new FBL-230+Gantry Robotics features a 45° slant-bed, rigid box ways structure. Its ribbed Meehanite cast iron monobloc foundation helps provide support and damping absorption. The series features an 8" chuck, 21.6" maximum swing diameter, up to 12.2" maximum turning diameter and a maximum turning length up to 15.9". For running large quantity production, the servo gantry loader provides automatic loading/unloading of parts without interruption. The maximum part dimension is up to 6.7" and 11 lbs. The standard automatic 10-station part stacker allows for the storing of finished parts.
  • The FBL-360B heavy-duty horizontal turning lathe will team with a newly designed FANUC M-20iB/25 robot that can increase production and automation efficiency in various operations. This new FANUC robot features a slim arm design, eliminating the interference with the work part and machine. The 6-axis robot can handle a part weight of up to 55 lbs. "It is a good machine for mixed volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications," said the spokesperson. The FBL-360B lathe has a 45° slant bed that features a rigid box way structure and programmable tailstock, engineered for ease of access and trouble-free maintenance. This FBL series also comes with a 15" chuck, a maximum swing and turning diameter of 22.4" and a maximum turning length up to 80". The lathe features an up to 35 HP AC digital spindle motor with two-speed gear box. The spindle bar is 4.5" in diameter with speeds up to 2,500 RPM.
  • The newly designed multi-functional FNL-220LSY Series multi-axis lathe offers turning and milling with first and second operations in one machine. It features a large Y-axis travel (±2.2" from the centerline) for off-center milling. The series features high-torque live tooling, with full C-axis for the main and sub-spindle.

The bar capacity is 2.0" for the main spindle, maximum cutting diameter is 12.6" with a turning length of 20.1". The swing over bed is 24.4"; chuck size is 8" for the main spindle and 6" for the sub-spindle. The travel distance on X, Z, Y, C1 and C2-axes are 8.7" x 22.0" x 4.3"(±2.2) by 360° with a rapid traverse rate of 1,181 IPM. Linear roller guideways help to ensure high accuracy during high-speed machining. "These guideways provide 30% stronger rigidity than regular ball ways," said the spokesperson. German SAUTER, 12-station BMT-45 live turret with maximum 4,000 RPM live tooling speed with all stations live is standard for this series. An oversized curved coupling enhances rigidity and accuracy of cutting tools during machining. The control is a FANUC 0i-TF with FANUC drives and motors plus 10.4" color LCD with a fully conversational Manual Guide i program and 3-D simulation. Standard accessories include chip conveyor, parts catcher, oil skimmer, tool presetter, turning holder package, rotary holders package and more.

  • Chevalier is introducing the FSG-ADS Series, a high-precision, fully automatic 3-axis grinder with a PLC controller. The cutting-edge device provides a grind cycle with rough grinding, fine grinding, spark-out passes and an automatic over-wheel dresser with compensation, which can be added to fully automate the grind process. After the cycle is finished, the table will "park" either left or right of the saddle and at the front to facilitate unloading and loading.

The series features user-friendly conversational programming. The machine's spindle can be set to "stop running" or "continue running." The wheel head can also be set to return to the start position or to park at a reference point. Once the cycle is started, the wheel head moves rapidly to the start point and repeats the grind cycle. If material is required to be removed from both sides, "flip over" can be selected, leaving the wheel head position at the finish grind height. It will then start grinding immediately without touching off.

The fully automatic grind feature consists of rough- and fine-grinding cycles, switching from rough-grinding down-feed increments to fine-grinding down-feed increments at preset points during the cycle. The crossfeed also switches from a rough to fine cross-feed increment, resulting in a fine surface finish.

  • The new FSG-ADIII series is an automatic precision surface-grinding machine. This series includes a new touch-screen control station adjustable to a comfortable position for the operator.

"Switches, buttons, LEDs and indicating lamps are all combined in a touch display that is ergonomically positioned to provide user-friendly operation," said Chevalier Vice President Johnson Lan.

The FSG-ADIII Series includes a new PLC controller that provides a grind cycle with rough grinding, fine grinding, spark-out passes and an automatic over-wheel dresser with compensation, which can be added to fully automate the grind process. After the cycle is finished, the table will "park" either left or right of the saddle and at the front to facilitate unloading and loading. The spindle can be set to "stop running" or "continue running." The wheel head can also be set to return to the start position or to park at a reference point. Once the cycle is started, the wheel head will move rapidly to the start point and repeat the grind cycle. If material is required to be removed from both sides, "flip over" can be selected, leaving the wheel head position at the finish grind height. It will then start grinding immediately without touching off.

  • The SMART-III series is capable of producing "mirror" surface finishes on accurately ground workpieces with microfinishes of 5 RMS. The positioning accuracy is (±) 0.0025 µm; grinding accuracy is 1 µm. The SMART's movements are programmable in increments of 0.001 mm. It offers a table size of up to 24" x 80". The maximum distance from table to spindle centerline on the SMART-B818III is 16"; the wheel spindle is rated at 500-7,000 RPM and 4 HP (3 kW). The SMART-B1224III and SMART-B1640III are both 24" and wheel spindles are rated at 500~3,000 RPM and 15 HP (11 kW). The SMART's standard grinding wheel size is up to 16" x 3" x 5". The SMART's PC-based control, combined with a conversational TaskLink function, helps to make it easy to learn and operate. Constant contact dressing programs are provided to increase the dressing efficiency.

For more information contact:

Chevalier Machinery Inc.

9925 Tabor Place

Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670

562-903-1929

info@chevalierusa.com

www.chevalierusa.com

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