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5-Axis Milling with High Dimensional and Contouring Accuracy

HELLER offers flexibility and precision with its FP 4000 5-axis horizontal machining center with twin drives in the Z-axis. The FP 4000 is suitable for a variety of industries, including tool and die or contract manufacturing where 5-axis milling is needed for productivity and process dependability.

With a work area of 800 x 800 x 1,045 mm (X/Y/Z), the FP 4000 provides work envelope accessibility with axis drives. The fifth axis is provided by the tool and is the basis for achieving increased process dependability. Five-axis kinematics are provided by: the tool in X, Y, C and/or A-axis; and two axes provided by the workpiece in Z and B. The machine handles workpiece loads of up to 1,400 kg on a 500 mm X 630 mm pallet.

This machining unit, providing 44 kW power and 242 Nm torque, features 5-axis 10,00 RPM spindle with HSK63 spindle taper. The power provided is available at any spatial angle. As a result, the FP 4000 enables heavy-duty cutting, combined milling and drilling operations or 5-sided machining in a single set-up. Even in 5-axis simultaneous milling, the machine maintains dimensional and contouring accuracy as well as economic efficiency. A 16,000 RPM, 40 kW machining head is an option for the FP 4000.

"In combination with a flexible pallet system, system availability can exceed 90% without restrictions in terms of chip removal rate when equipped with the PCU 63 Power Cutting Universal swivel head unit," said a company spokesperson.

HELLER engineers said, "Temperature curves of a 5-axis machine inevitably vary throughout a day of production. However, due to the construction and thermal stability of the machine, temperature does not influence its precision. This level of precision down to the µ range is provided by absolute encoded, direct measuring systems, high-resolution rotary encoders and YRT bearings with integrated measuring system.

The machine is available with 54-, 80-, 160-, 240- or 409-place tool magazine and Siemens 840D sl control.

For more information contact:

HELLER Machine Tools

1225 Equity Drive

Troy, MI 48084


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