Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Datron MV-1500 Machines Awkward-Shaped Workpieces

The new MV-1500 CNC machining centre from Datron Technology is suitable for machining non-standard-shaped workpieces. With a vertical clamping surface, it enables the machining of components measuring up to 1m in height. This 'drop-down' area is at right angles to the horizontal table, which measures 1,500 x 500mm. This latest addition to the range of Datron large-format CNC machining centres is suitable for the milling of both standard- and awkward-shaped components - especially the latter - where robust clamping is available on both tables.

Exceptionally tall parts or housings can be clamped onto the vertical T-slotted clamping face, with other parts for machining at the back of the machine on the horizontal table. Alternatively, parts with an overhang can be positively clamped so that, for example, end faces can be machined. Built with the trademark granite table - offering high precision, accuracy and stability, particularly against vibration - the Datron MV-1500 can be equipped with a range of spindles capable of operating at speeds of up to 60,000rev/min.

The same Datron design principles have also been applied to the MV-1500 to ensure a small footprint (2.25 x 2.4m). Optional extras include a surface-mapping/position-finding optional probe (either Datron or Renishaw), Datron vacuum clamping plates and a 30-position tool changer. Indexers are also available to increase the machine's capability for up to five-axis operation with fast 3D CNC control.

A full tooling package is available from Datron, but the MV-1500 is also compatible with other tooling. The MV-1500, priced from GBP60,000, is said to be simple to install. Datron provides full commissioning and training. The company also offers a full service and applications support to assist the customer in all aspects of programming and machining; turnkey packages are available on request.

No comments: