Click here to watch Tutorial Videos >

New Generation Deburring Systems

James Engineering has launched the second-generation series of its MAX System of deburring and chamfering machines, which can process an unlimited variety of gear types: spur, bevel, spiral bevel, rings and pinions, cluster gears, splines, internal gearing blind bores, threading and much more. The new line of equipment is much faster than before, with less than 3 seconds between cycles, and changes from one part type to another in as little as 5 seconds.

Today's MAX System introduces the latest innovation known as Focused Deburring. These multiaxis machines feature up to four 1- to 5-axis heads or towers, which can process simultaneously or in sequence within a single working environment. This ability allows the machines to perform multiple operations on many edges and surfaces of a part at the same time. For example, a single MAX System can remove a protruding burr from an 8" spur gear, create a precision .060" chamfer on both sides of the same gear and wash the part within 30 seconds.

"Companies who struggle with set-ups or want to eliminate them altogether should look at the MAX machines," said a company spokesperson. "These systems use servos at all adjustment points, thereby memorizing the initial set-ups. Once created, a set-up will never have to be reproduced. The initial set-up time is the same as a manual system. Now that the set-ups are saved in the system, changing from one part to another is as fast as selecting the part number and pressing start." The MAX system is for companies that have recurring batch runs where set-up time is critical, running a different but recurring part every cycle, and complex operations that may normally require multiple set-ups or multiple tools.

All James Engineering systems are made with a self-contained philosophy. This means all equipment on the machine is mounted within the machine. This creates a single-pick clean machine for customers. Initial installation of the machine is simple: hook up the utilities and the machine is ready to run. Moving the system is easy: unhook the utilities and the machine moves in a single pick, nothing is mounted outside of the machine or to the floor.

The James Engineering patented system is an overhead design that is impervious to abrasives of all kinds. The X and Y shafts are 3" hardened chrome, while the Z shaft is 4" for stability. All head (tower) servos are mounted outside the work area. The systems are all fully enclosed, making them drip-free. Systems are rigid and have a robust design. Repeatability is +/-.001" and rapid travel rates are up to 1,500 IPM.

The James Engineering toolholders are nonlocking for quick and easy changes and can be changed out in less than 30 seconds. James offers a family of different types of toolholders to perform different jobs and functions to meet a variety of needs.

Operators can also quickly replace the tool motor in less than 30 seconds; precision locating surfaces mean that tool position and recipe are never compromised.

"While we ask that you reserve the programming and editing for management, we make it so simple that within 10 minutes we can teach you how to write a program," said the spokesperson. "There is no third-party software or features to download or purchase; the system works to its full potential as soon as you receive it. There is no maintenance or CAD/CAM required. All toolpaths, feedrates and pressures are controlled from a single screen."

All programs are stored within the machine. They can be backed up or imported through a USB or central server easily via ethernet, and can also be shared from machine to machine in the case of multiple systems. Due to onboard storage, it is fast to go from one program to another.

A physical Admin Key is provided for management. This key activates program management features such as editing, creating, deleting, copying, etc. This is an important feature because it means the programs cannot be changed by anyone; only those with the key can change recipes. Password security has also been added for additional protection.

Some of the James Engineering systems, such as the SynchroMAX, can be fitted with automation packages. These packages come in many shapes and sizes, such as off-the-shelf add-on systems, powered in and out conveyors, parts metering systems, powered conveyors, pick & place systems and part blow-off for wet systems.

For more information contact:

James Engineering

2380 West Midway Blvd.

Broomfield, CO 80020


< back