A new dimension of highly productive complete machining

Posted on October 13, 2021

The CHIRON DZ 25 P set a high bar at the EMO 2019 exhibition with its extremely productive machining of high-volume structural components for the automotive and aerospace industry. Now, CHIRON and the Engineering Technology Group (ETG) have gone a stage bigger with the arrival of the new CHIRON DZ 28 and its spindle clearance of 1200mm.

Unveiled to the world at the recent EMO exhibition in Milan, the machine has been introduced to meet the changes in the manufacturing processes in the automotive industry and the altered market conditions in the aerospace industry that are putting new, bigger demands on machining technology. The industries are calling out for machining processes that are both dynamic and precise for the highly productive complete machining of large and complex structural components. This requires machining centres that can be flexibly configured down to the last detail. The new 28 Series, with its spindle clearance of 1200mm is the CHIRON Group’s resounding answer to the current market demands. and it celebrated its world premiere at the OPEN HOUSE ONLINE 2021.

Maximum efficiency machining large and complex parts
Receiving its world premiere at the recent CHIRON open house event, the CHIRON DZ 28 is available in two versions. The twin-spindle machining centre is offered as the DZ 28 P 5-axis variant with pallet changer for high quantities and short cycle times, and also the DZ 28S 5-axis for direct loading.

An unbeatable advantage, especially with large workpieces is the facility to operate and load on separate sides. This means the machine operator has optimum access to the working area and a good view of the machining process. With this highly dynamic machining centre, manufacturers can also benefit from a compact layout and fully independent Z and X-direction spindles. It can also be automated via robot or gantry.

The machining centre is operated via TouchLine, the established operating system from the SmartLine portfolio. A large panel allows easy monitoring of the machine condition at all times. As with all of the CHIRON Group’s new series, the 28 Series is prepared for integration of all SmartLine modules. This includes ProtectLine for preventive protection against machine crashes and ConditionLine for automatic condition monitoring of relevant machine components.

Future concept for e-mobility and aviation
With its spindle clearance of 1200mm, the DZ28 is ideal for demanding 5-axis machining in the automotive and aerospace industries. It enables the highly productive and top-quality manufacture of side beams, battery cases and housings for the electronics, as well as blades, blisks and impellers for engine and turbine manufacture. High axis acceleration and rapid traversing ensure dynamic machining as never before seen with workpiece dimensions of this size. The portal construction, rigid machine bed and active component cooling enable an exceptional degree of precision on the workpiece. Another advantage is the tool magazine with space for up to 60 tools, making the machine easy to set up. For further information on this impressive new addition, contact the Engineering Technology Group (ETG).