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Digital Advancements in Milling, Boring and Turning



The new digital paradigm in manufacturing makes the interaction between machines, people and processes easier. SORALUCE offers value-added services intended to increase the availability and productivity of the machinery and solutions that it offers. SORALUCE Digital is deployed in four main activities: advanced HMI, intelligent components, data system and control system.

Using specific hardware and applying the latest Big Data and Cloud Computing technologies, SORALUCE Data System is a machine data-driven analytics tool that extracts valuable insights from the machine-generated data and monitors status and condition to ensure that the running performance of the machining process is as high as possible.

Advanced HMI

SORALUCE has developed a complete set of utilities on the HMI of the Heidenhain TNC 640 in order to achieve a user-friendly interface by means of soft keys, customized diagnosis masks, manufacturing cycles, dynamic collision monitoring and advanced tool management. These utilities have been designed to ease frequent operations, to enable recovering procedures (indexing head, tool changer, pickup station) after machine interruptions, to empower diagnosis functions by personalized masks and to improve ergonomics.

SORALUCE's patented Dynamics Active Stabilizer (DAS) system increases the dynamic rigidity of the machine in real time, increasing the machining performance by up to 300%. This reduces the classic regenerative effect of chatter while machining.

As an evolution of the DAS system, DAS+ includes new functionalities, such as vibration level monitoring, detection of chatter and the new spindle speed tuning function. This new function monitors the machining process to reach the best cutting conditions to increase the stability of a particular operation. The machine becomes an assistant for the operator who can concentrate on maximizing the use of the machine's capabilities.

Automated Solutions

SORALUCE offers automation solutions at all different levels, from a single machine with a simple pallet transfer control integrated in the CNC to a flexible machining cell composed of multiple machines with workpieces and tools feeding systems managed by an industrial PC to support complex management software.

Multitasking Solutions

SORALUCE multitasking machines are designed to provide high profitability in the machining of technically complex parts, including milling and turning in a single set-up. SORALUCE provides a full suit of multitasking capabilities including turning heads, tables and customer cycles, as well as a multitasking head for multitasking operations, offering increased capability and functionality.

Large Size Solutions

The new SORALUCE PXG-W is a gantry multitasking machine with precision and versatility at a large scale. It has a working volume of 1,000 cubic meter and weighs 500 t. The SORALUCE PXG-W is designed to maximize productivity through its ability to handle milling and turning operations in a single set-up. "It provides a high return in machining large workpieces with a high degree of technical complexity, and makes it possible to machine a range of shapes and sizes," said a company spokesperson.

The machine features a vertical ram balance system (VRB), table balance system (TBS) and the latest thermal compensation algorithms developed by SORALUCE.

For more information contact:

Soraluce America, Inc.

875 N. Michigan Ave., #3183AB

Chicago, IL 60611

815-315-9261

sales@soraluce-america.com

www.soraluce-america.com

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