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Suited for the aerospace industry, Handtmann’s HBZ AeroCell HMC is designed for high-performance cutting of aluminum plates, bars and profiles. The horizontal configuration provides optimal chip and coolant evacuation at high material removal rates, the company says.The machine’s pallet-changing system can accommodate parts as large as 4 × 2 mm. These parameters are achieved via a Fischer HSC spindle with 110 kW, speeds up to 80 m per minute in all linear axes and acceleration to 0.7 G.
In addition, the machine is designed to reduce downtimes during loading and unloading to increase output. The table has a loading arm to minimize space requirements. Also, two possibilities for loading—from the top or from the side—makes the machine suited for heavy parts and clamping fixtures, the company says.
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