Ultra Precision Five-Axis Machining Center

KERN Micro-und Feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co., along with its U.S. subsidiary, KERN Precision, Inc. (Webster, MA), has introduced a new ultra precision five-axis HSC Triton machining center.

KERN Micro-und Feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co., along with its U.S. subsidiary, KERN Precision, Inc. (Webster, MA), has introduced a new ultra precision five-axis HSC Triton machining center. Besides its precision high speed 5-axis capabilities, the Triton has a large 3-axis work envelope making the machine ideal for a wide range of three- to five-axis parts in a variety of materials from stainless steel to titanium in hard or soft materials. The Triton provides manufactures with a very flexible platform while providing for short run applications or lights out production with the KERN promise of precision part quality with outstanding machine performance and reliability.

The machine has a reinforced ARMORITH® granite base with a hydrostatic guiding system with a newly engineered robust head stock in a monocoque design providing superior precision, surface finish and cutting performance in a work envelop of 500mm x 500mm x 400mm. The machine is equipped with a powerful high speed spindle with 40,000 rpms and 18Nm of torque along with a 25 position ATC (or optional 50 or 75 positions ATC).

Additionally, the machine can be configured with an automated workpiece or robot handling system. The control unit of the Triton is the industrial standard Heidenhain control which provides users with a remarkable graphical user interface that is both friendly and easy to use. Further, the optional Dynamic Collision Monitoring system provides user the security of 3-5-axis collision protection.

The five-axis table features an integrated pneumatic chuck configured to handle virtually any part that fits in a space of 250mm in diameter and 228mm in height. The precision trunion table is German-engineered with hydrodynamic torque drives for high-speed 5-axis simultaneous machining. Further, there is sufficient space for a separate table chuck, a clamping device or vice in front of the 4th/5th axis table.

The hydrostatic axis engineering of the KERN Triton provides the most modern and advanced machine tool technology available for the metal cutting industry while providing significant benefits over other axis technology.