Mikron HSM 500

Agie Charmilles is setting new standards in the field of high-speed machining with the HSM 500, a vertical machining center that provides three-axis high-speed milling in a compact design.

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Agie Charmilles is setting new standards in the field of high-speed machining with the HSM 500, a vertical machining center that provides three-axis high-speed milling in a compact design. Capable of machining cubic workpieces up to 200 kg, the HSM 500 is designed with the operator in mind. GF AgieCharmilles equipped the Mikron HSM 500 with an HSK-E40 tool interface and a vector controlled motor spindle for short run-up and brake times and high torques at low speed. To ensure a high-speed spindle output of 13kW at 42,000 rpm with over 4.2 Nm torque, the Mikron HSM 500 is also outfitted with ceramic hybrid ball bearings and liquid-cooled stator jacket and bearings. The HSM 500’s base is made of monobloc polymer concrete with high vibration damping properties, providing strength and rigidity essential for high-speed machining. The single casting construction also improves machining accuracy, producing better thermal stability for excellent work piece surface quality and minimal tool wear. Additionally, the HSM 500 is fitted with absolute optical linear scales on the X, Y and Z axes that operate with a measuring step of .02 µm to guarantee incomparable positioning precision. Constructed with an ergonomic design to improve security and accessibility for operators, the HSM 500 is equipped with a large sliding door to give access from three sides, as well as a side window for maximum monitoring of the milling process. The HSM 500 also offers a low loading depth, excellent access to the tool changer and an easy to clean work area. The Mikron HSM 500 also contains a number of user-friendly features optimized for use in the workshop, including Smart Machining Modules, which operate sensors that allow machinists to utilize the Advanced Process System (APS) for monitoring and recording spindle vibrations. The machine’s iTNC 530 Heidenhain control system provides operators with free contour programming, freely definable sub-programming and pre-set work cycles for automation during unmanned hours.