New 5-axis Machining Centers Compatible with SIEMENS and HEIDENHAIN Control Systems

Press Release Summary:

  • G350a and G550a offers unlimited application possibilities in milling applications and remain flexibly adaptable to suit every requirement
  • Rated for optimized reliability, high productivity and modular expandability with automation solutions
  • Suitable for aerospace, automotive, pump and valve, mechanical engineering and job shop industries

Original Press Release:

GROB Systems Announces Access Series 5-Axis Machining Centers

Unlimited application possibilities with efficient and cost-conscious production

Bluffton, OH – GROB Systems, a global leader in the development of manufacturing systems and machine tools, announces its new Access Series 5-axis machining centers, which promise the best machining quality for individual and series production while offering cost-conscious entry into GROB technology.

The Access Series machines, featuring basic models G350a and G550a, are backed by GROB's more than 90 years of experience with machine tools and are built in the USA. With a short payback time, the Access Series delivers the best machining quality and is rated for optimized reliability, high productivity, and modular expandability with automation solutions.

The G350a and G550a offer almost unlimited application possibilities in milling applications and remain flexibly adaptable to suit every requirement. They meet the broadest range of part requirements with the ability to machine the largest workpiece with the longest tool at the same time.

Both models also include a rigid horizontal spindle axis optimally positioned close to the operating point with guaranteed maximum accuracy and precision. This combination, with the unique upside-down machining, allows an excellent chip fall and reduces the heat load in the component. The models offer the longest z-axis stroke and largest swivel range on the market for rotary axis. The linear guidance system of the reference axis can be optionally equipped with a temperature-controlled cooling function, and a wide-opening work area door ensures safe access and ergonomic working, with maximum machine safety. Plus, large safety glass provides a perfect view of the machining process. The Access Series is compatible with SIEMENS and HEIDENHAIN control systems.

Typical applications for the Access Series include 3+2-axis machining and volume cutting (structural components) in the aerospace, automotive, pump and valve, mechanical engineering, and job shop industries.

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About GROB Systems

For over 90 years, GROB has been known worldwide for the development and manufacturing of machines and production lines for automotive OEMs. GROB has since expanded its portfolio to include universal 5-axis machining centers. The unique retractable spindle provides unmatched accessibility to the work piece, and even upside-down machining, in a collision-free environment. They are easy to install and maintain, and provide outstanding performance and precision from lot size 1. 

GROB is a family-owned company located near Munich, Germany and has full manufacturing capabilities in Germany, Brazil, China, Italy and the United States. More than 500 employees at the 400,000 square foot facility in western Ohio support GROB customers across North America.

Kristin Nugent
McNeil, Gray & Rice, Inc.
617-367-0100 ext. 148


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