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19.06.2019

CHIRON announces innovative automation solutions

Visitors to the CHIRON OPEN HOUSE have already had the opportunity to take a closer look at the FZ 16 S five axis with VariocellPallet. The specialist in CNC, vertical milling and turning is presenting its new pallet automation to the wider public for the first time at EMO Hanover from September 16 to 21, 2019. The industry has other innovations to look forward to as well, such as the modular-based cell control system CellLine and the automation solution VariocellUno, which can be used to enhance a machining center that is completely out-of-date.

Machine complex workpieces even more dynamically with VariocellPallet
Specific customer requirements from the automotive industry, tool manufacturing and other leading industries laid the foundations for CHIRON to design its new VariocellPallet pallet automation. This innovative automation solution was specially developed for the new FZ/DZ 16 series with the aim of machining small batches in a more dynamic and flexible way. VariocellPallet allows different raw parts to be clamped on a rotary table on up to ten prefabricated pallets. The automation solution's handling system guides one raw part after another to the machine center and removes the machined workpieces together with the pallet after the cutting process has been successful. This significantly increases productivity. Another advantage is that one pallet can be machined while another is being loaded.

One of the best things about the VariocellPallet is that it can access the machine center with flexibility: the transfer trolley, which is equipped with rollers and is driven by motors, can be moved in three directions. Rail systems are not necessary. With a minimal space requirement, the automation solution is also always accessible to the operator and, if necessary, can also be loaded and unloaded manually. The FZ/DZ 16 is not only available with VariocellPallet, but also with the modular automation solution VariocellSystem, which is adapted to the specific customer application.

CellLine: Convenient control for the entire manufacturing cell
The new IT solution CellLine from the SmartLine portfolio is another automation solution highlight: CellLine allows the entire manufacturing cell, including robots, to be conveniently controlled via an operating panel. If requested, CellLine can be equipped with a modern order management function alongside set-up and diagnosis functions for all assemblies. An Internet-capable version is also available as part of the offering to enable remote access via the cloud and in several languages.

VariocellUno can be retrofitted immediately
Retrofit specialist CMS is also focusing on automation at the world's leading exhibition for metalwork. In Hanover, it is showing how an out-dated machining center can be enhanced by a modern automation solution and how this can significantly improve productivity. Automation is gaining significant importance across different industries. That's why retrofits are an attractive and cost-efficient way for many customers to remain future-proof. Therefore, the integration of the VariocellUno automation solution extends CMS's range of services.

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About the CHIRON Group

The CHIRON Group, headquartered in Tuttlingen, is a global company specializing in CNC vertical milling and turning machining centers, as well as turnkey manufacturing solutions. The Group has a global presence, with production and development sites, sales and service subsidiaries, and sales agencies worldwide. With a workforce of 2100 employees, the Group generated €498 million in revenue in 2018. Around two thirds of machines and solutions that are sold are exported. Key customer sectors are the automotive, mechanical engineering, medicine and precision engineering, and aerospace industries.

The CHIRON Group is proprietor of the three brands CHIRON, STAMA and SCHERER, associated with new machines, as well as the retrofit brand CMS. The key feature of all the brands is precise, productive and flexible machining. CHIRON has a reputation for optimum dynamics. STAMA focuses on stability. SCHERER is based on multi-functional vertical turning machining. CMS provides completely overhauled machines from the Group, including related services.

Contact Person Editorial Team:

CHIRON Werke GmbH & Co. KG
Christina Meßmer

Kreuzstraße 75, 78532 Tuttlingen
Telefon: +49 7461 940-3712
E-Mail: christina.messmer@chiron.de