Compact, strong and fast

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  • Reliably high productivity
  • Powerful drives
  • Highest precision and processing quality
  • Fast set-up
  • High stability
  • High dynamics
  • Simple operation
  • Easy maintenance

A machining center of the CHIRON 18 Series is one of the best machine tools of its class in terms of its cutting performance, high working speed, precision and reliability.

Numerous configuration and equipment options enable the ideal solution for any job. All models of the 18 Series are available with one spindle, with two spindles or four spindles.

Powerful milling at low unit costs
Each CNC machine has enormous performance reserves for powerful milling. Due to its modular design, each machining center of the 18 Series can be assembled to form a perfect individual solution. Thus, you can choose between a lightning-fast basket tool changer or a pick-up tool magazine, for example.

Your benefits: powerful cutting, precision and high availability at low unit costs.

All information available for download BR18_GB_TD_112016.pdf (4.9 MB)

Technical data

All the details at a glance

Powerful performance, high dynamics – the key facts of the 18 Series:

Travel X-Y-Z
830-550-630 mm
Power, max.
37 kW
Spindle distance DZ
320 mm or 400 mm
Spindle speed, max. up to
16000 min-1
Chip-to-chip time from
from 1,90 s
Axis acceleration, max. X-Y-Z
17-17-17 m/s2
Rapid feed, max.
75 m/min
Number of tools, max.
60 or 2 x 35
Tool taper
HSK A-63 / SK 40
Tool weight, max.
10,00 kg
Tool diameter, max.
180 mm
Tool length, max.
380 mm
Automatic workpiece change from
3,50 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 1900 mm x depth 3690 mm (S)
  • Mineral cast machine bed
  • High rigidity and thermal stability
  • Precision glass scales on all axes
  • Dynamic direct drives and precision guides
  • High running accuracy, positioning accuracy and long-term accuracy
  • 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

Machine variants

The right machine for each part

Variants and extension options

Spindles & spindle systems Automatic tool changer Table options Further information
FZ18 S
FZ18 FX
FZ18 W
FZ18 S WHEEL
FZ18 W WHEEL
DZ18 W
FZ18 S
FZ18 FX
FZ18 W
DZ18 FX
DZ18 W MAGNUM

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S: Fixed table with ample space for devices, or NC rotary table superstructures for multi-sided machining.
FX: 2-axis swivel rotary table with one or two face plates (Ø 1 x 280 / 2 x 280 mm) for single or twin-spindle multi-sided machining.
W: Workpiece changing device with table loading capacity of up to 400 kg per side and large clamping surfaces (2 x 940 x 520 mm), borehole pattern, central distributor for energy supplies.
WHEEL: Flexible wheel machining system for individual needs.
FZ: Proven single-spindle machining centers in the vertical traveling column design.
DZ: Highly productive twin-spindle machining centers with spindle distance 320 or 400 mm.
FZ: Proven single-spindle machining centers in the vertical traveling column design.
DZ: Highly productive twin-spindle machining centers with spindle distance 320 or 400 mm.
CHIRON basket tool changer with 20 (2 x 12 for DZ) tool places (SK 40 or HSK 63). High productivity due to the shortest chip-to-chip times starting from 1.9 seconds.
CHIRON basket tool changer with 20 (2 x 12 for DZ) tool places (SK 40 or HSK 63). High productivity due to the shortest chip-to-chip times starting from 1.9 seconds.
Automatic tool change with the pick-up procedure in as little as 1.0 seconds with 2 x 35 tool places, HSK 63.
Automatic tool change with the pick-up procedure in as little as 1.0 seconds with 2 x 35 tool places, HSK 63.
FZ18 S
FZ18 S
FZ18 FX
FZ18 S WHEEL
DZ18 W MAGNUM

Applications

Applications

Processing examples & video clips

Uncompromising quality

Processing example

Cylinder Block

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
130 s
Number of tools
8
Processing example

Drive Bearing

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
157 s
Number of tools
5
Processing example

Housing

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
48 s
Number of tools
11
Processing example

Valve Housing

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
139 s
Number of tools
23
Processing example

Wheel

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
175 s
Number of tools
5
Processing example

Wheel

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
160 s
Number of tools
4

Bracket

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
170 s
Number of tools
11

Cylinder Crankcase

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
118 s
Number of tools
9

Wheel

Material
Aluminium
Time per piece
180 s
Number of tools
7

Options

Equipment options

Even more options

Varied equipment options:

CNC High Speed Cutting with High Speed Packages
Workpiece gripper in main spindle
Various NC rotary table versions
CHIRON Laser Control
Various 3D touch probes
Direct path measuring system
Drill breakage check
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
Central lubrication system
Varied automation solutions ( Variocell SYSTEM)

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