Machining Center combines milling and turning.

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Featuring 137 x 118 in. footprint, Mikron MILL P 800 U ST provides 31.5 in. of X-travel, 800 rpm C-axis rotation speed, and max table load of 1,763 lb. System incorporates 20,000 rpm HSK T63 spindle and is capable of 4-axis simultaneous turning. Water-cooled torque motors on A- and C-axis ensure accuracy, while speed is optimized through axes’ 0.3-second clamp time in any position. With machine’s gantry concept, workpiece on 31.5 x 31.5 in. table is fully accessible without rotating table.



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GF Machining Solutions Introduces Mikron MILL P 800 U ST for Milling and Turning



LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., – GF Machining Solutions has introduced the Mikron MILL P 800 U ST (Simultaneous Turning) to expand its technology portfolio to include milling and turning in a single machine. Highly efficient, the compact machine provides 31.5" (800 mm) of X-axis travel, an 800-rpm C-axis rotation speed and a maximum table load of 1,763 lbs (800 kg).



GF Machining Solutions developed the MILL P 800 U ST with its gantry-type concept as a direct response to the needs of shops serving the automotive, aerospace, energy and general machining industries. The machine’s small 137" x 118" footprint makes it easy to integrate into existing operations, replacing two machines in the process.



The combination of milling and turning technology in a single machine helps manufacturers achieve optimal productivity, accuracy and cost effectiveness. The MILL P 800 U ST achieves perfect workpiece roundness, impeccable surface quality and a high material removal rate to achieve incredible value. Being able to fully machine components on a single machine also eliminates transfer-related part run out and errors and increases finished part quality.



The MILL P 800 U ST is capable of four-axis simultaneous turning, a capability often required by customers who need to have the cutting tool positioned at a 90-degree angle to the workpiece surface to avoid tool shape errors. The machine incorporates a 20,000-rpm HSK T63 spindle that is the industry’s fastest for a milling and turning machine of this size. Additionally, water-cooled torque motors on the A-axis and C-axis ensure accuracy and stability, while speed is enhanced through the axes’ 0.3-second clamp time in any position.



With the new machine’s gantry concept, the workpiece on the 31.5" x 31.5" table is fully accessible without rotating the table. This eliminates errors related to table rotation and avoids the need for hand polishing. The tool changer for the machine is also located so as to avoid moving the table during tool changes.



GF Machining Solutions’ Machine and Spindle Protection (MSP) adds security to the machining process by protecting the machine and spindle against crashing during setup and machining. As the only system on the market to offer protection in all directions, MSP eliminates the spindle damage, misaligned machine geometry, downtime and costs related to unexpected spindle crashes.



The MILL P 800 U ST is automation ready and equipped with pallet changers for 2, 7, 9 or 12 pallets. It can also be easily integrated into existing automation systems, including System 3R automation solutions.



About GF Machining Solutions

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machines, automation solutions and services to the tool and mold making industry and to manufacturers of precision components. The products range from electric discharge machines, high-speed and high-performance milling machines, including clamping and palletization systems, and 3D laser surface texturing machines, to services, spare parts and expendable parts, consumables and automation solutions. GF Machining Solutions is a globally acting division of the Georg Fischer Group (Switzerland) and maintains a presence on 50 sites worldwide within its own organization. Its 3,008 employees generated sales of CHF 905 million in 2014. More information can be found at www.gfms.com/us.



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Gisbert Ledvon

Director of Business Development

GF Machining Solutions LLC

847.913.5300 

gisbert.ledvon@georgfischer.com



Chuck Bates

Director of Public Relations

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317.813.2230 

bates@dgsmarketing.com


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