Highly productive, compact and multifunctional

for the lowest cost per piece

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  • Highly productive and reliable
  • Highest precision and processing quality
  • Minimum floor space requirements
  • Fast set-up
  • Simple operation
  • High stability and dynamics
  • Easy maintenance
  • Maintenance-friendliness

A machining center of the CHIRON 12 Series is one of the best machine tools of its class in terms of speed, compact construction and application versatility. Numerous configuration and equipment options enable the ideal solution for any job.

CNC cutting with exceptional productivity
The various models of this CNC machine can be supplied with one spindle or with two spindles and in the MillTurn variant for simultaneous milling and turning.

Your benefit in a compact design: CNC cutting with exceptional productivity at low unit cost.

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Technical data

All the details at a glance

Strong performance in a compact area – the key facts of the CHIRON 12 Series:

Travel X-Y-Z
550-400-420 mm
Power, max.
40 kW (40%ED)
Spindle clearance
250 mm
Spindle speed, max. up to
40000 min-1
Chip-to-chip time from
from 2,20 s
Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z
10-15-20 m/s2
Rapid feed, max.
75 m/min
Number of tools, max.
128
Tool taper
HSK A-40 / HSK A-50 / HSK A-63
Tool weight, max.
5,00 kg
Tool diameter, max.
125 mm
Tool length, max.
250 mm
Automatic workpiece change from
2,00 s

Machine concept and variants

Machine concept

Perfectly matched high-tech modules

meeting the highest demands and customized production application

Highly flexible – due to the modular building block principle:

  • Vertical moving column principle
  • Compact installation area from width 1.490 mm x depth 3200 mm (S)
  • Mineral cast machine bed
  • High rigidity and thermal stability
  • Motor spindles with water cooling
  • Precision glass scales on all axes
  • Dynamic direct drives and precision guides
  • Robust CHIRON rotary axes
  • Fully enclosed work area; stainless steel covers
  • Smooth, steep walls for ideal chip flow directly into the chip conveyor
  • Ergonomic operating and loading concept
  • Service-friendly access to all units
  • Low-maintenance and long-lasting
  • Central lubrication system
  • Various built-in or customized automation solutions ( Variocell UNO, Variocell SYSTEM)

Machine variants

The right machine for each part

Variants and extension options

Spindles & spindle systems Automatic tool changer Table options Further information
FZ12 S
FZ12 FX
FZ12 W
FZ12 MT
DZ12 S
DZ12 FX
DZ12 W
FZ12 S
FZ12 MT

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S: Fixed table with lots of space for devices or NC rotary table superstructures for multi-sided machining.
FX: 2-axis swivel rotary table with AC kinematics and one or two face plates (diameter: 1 x 280 / 2 x 245mm) for single or multi-spindle multi-sided machining.
W: Workpiece changing device with table loading capacity of up to 300 kg per side and large clamping surfaces (2 x 660 x 350 mm), borehole pattern, central distributor for energy supplies.
FZ: Proven single-spindle machining centers in the vertical traveling column design.
DZ: Highly productive double-spindle machining centers with spindle clearance 250 mm.
Machining centers with NC swivel head with infi nitely programmable positioning in the range of -10° to +100°. Very robust, opposing pre-tensioned backlashfree precision gear with direct measuring system.
Automatic tool change with the pick-up method (as fast 0.9 s) in single or double version for the provision of up to 128 tools (HSK 40 / HSK 50 / HSK 63).
Automatic tool change with the pick-up method (as fast 0.9 s) in single or double version for the provision of up to 128 tools (HSK 40 / HSK 50 / HSK 63).
Automatic tool change with the pick-up method (as fast 0.9 s) in single or double version for the provision of up to 128 tools (HSK 40 / HSK 50 / HSK 63).
The fastest 6-sided complete machining with swivel head and turning spindle for milling and turning from the bar.
FZ12 FX
FZ12 FX
FZ12 W
DZ12 FX

Applications

Applications

Processing examples & video clips

Uncompromising quality

Processing example

bone nail

Material
Titanium
Time per piece
300 s
Number of tools
18
Processing example

Camphaser

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
220 s
Number of tools
15
Processing example

Connector

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
95 s
Number of tools
4
Processing example

Contact Point

Material
Non-ferrous metal
Time per piece
295 s
Number of tools
4
Processing example

cover

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
480 s
Number of tools
16
Processing example

Housing

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
64 s
Number of tools
21
Processing example

Housing Mini

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
105 s
Number of tools
10
Processing example

Perforated Plate

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
820 s
Number of tools
28
Processing example

Rear Cylinder

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
144 s
Number of tools
24
Processing example

Sun gear

Material
Steel
Time per piece
121 s
Number of tools
3
Processing example

Whirlwind

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
325 s
Number of tools
26

Connector housing

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
90 s
Number of tools
4

Cover

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
207 s
Number of tools
9

Engine Housing

Material
Aluminium
Time
13,3 min
Number of tools
18

Main plate

Material
Aluminium
Time
21 min
Number of tools
32

Spine implant

Material
Stainless steel
Time
15,7 min
Number of tools
26

Options

Equipment options

Even more options

Varied equipment options:

CNC High Speed Manufacturing with High Speed Packages
Technology package for milling and turning off the bar
Various NC rotary table versions
CHIRON Laser Control
Various 3D touch probes
Direct path measuring system
Suctioning unit for the work area
Connection for central suctioning unit
Oil package (options for cutting oil processing)
Machining with minimal lubrication
Pneumatics and hydraulics for clamping devices
Automatic doors

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