Chevalier Machinery Inc.
9925 Tabor Pl.
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670 US
A Message from Chevalier Machinery Inc.
As Seen In Modern Machine Shop
VMC for 4+1, Five-Axis Applications
Chevalier Machinery will exhibit its new QP5X-400, a high-speed VMC featuring five-axis simultaneous or 4+1 axis positioning applications.
Rigid VMC Construction Supports Five-, 4+1-Axis Operations
Chevalier’s QP5X-400, a 40-taper, high-speed VMC, offers five-axis simultaneous or 4+1-axis operation, providing accuracy and productivity for such industries as aerospace, medical and moldmaking.
Slant-Bed Lathe Uses Bar Feeder, Gantry Loader for Automated Parts Processing
Chevalier’s FBL-200 rigid CNC slant-bed lathe is a fully automated, single-setup, parts processing machining system for mixed-volume, short runs or dedicated high-volume applications.
Boxway Turning Center Provides Stability for Heavy Machining
Intended for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications, the FBL-200 turning center from Chevalier features a 45-degree, rigid, slant-bed boxway structure.
Surface Grinder Enables Full Automation of Grinding Process
Chevalier Machinery’s FSG-1224ADIII auto-precision surface grinding machine is said to provide improved accuracy, high quality and ease of operation.
CNC Slant-Bed Lathe Accommodates High-Volume Applications
Chevalier’s FBL-360B MC CNC lathe with programmable tailstock features a ribbed Meehanite cast iron mono-block casting and high rigidity box way to resist deflection and vibration during heavy machining.
VMC Series Speeds Interpolation
Chevalier’s EM series includes three VMC models: the EM1620L, EM2033L and EM2040L.
Horizontal Lathe Hands Rough and Fine Turning
Chevalier’s FBL-520D heavy-duty horizontal turning lathe is capable of machining heavy parts and large pipe threading for applications in the energy and aerospace industries.
Profile Grinder for Intricate Mold Components
The FSG-C1224CNC profile grinder from Chevalier is designed to meet the grinding requirements of intricate profile and mold component applications.
Double-Column VMC Designed for Rigidity
Chevalier’s range of FVM double-column vertical machining centers features oversized columns; wide boxway spacing on a slanted Y axis; and a close, symmetrical Z-axis design for a rigid, stable structure.
Horizontal Boring and Milling Machine Equipped with Rotary Table
Chevalier Machinery offers its FBB series 110 and 130 horizontal boring and milling machines equipped with a rotary table.
Slant-Bed Lathe Resists Vibration
Chevalier’s FBL-360L slant-bed lathe is said to provide a flexible, accurate solution for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications.
Large-Bore Lathe Handles Rough and Fine Turning
Chevalier’s FB-510MC slant-bed lathe is designed for pipe-threading applications required by gas, oil and related industries.
Heavy-Duty Lathe Offers Production Versatility
Chevalier Machinery’s FBL-460 vertical turning center features a 45-degree slant bed, rigid boxways and programmable tailstock.
Machining Cell Helps Bolster Local Industry
A two-machine cell consisting of a turn-mill and surface grinder from Chevalier Machinery, both serviced by an industrial robot from ABB Robotics, play a key role in a San Antonio research and education institution’s mission to strengthen the local manufacturing sector.
Vertical Turning Lathe for Heavy-Duty Turning, Multitasking
Chevalier’s FVL series single-spindle VTC is designed for heavy-duty turning applications on large-diameter parts that require a 78" chuck.
Slant-Bed Lathe Features Rigid Box Ways
Suited for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications, Chevalier’s FBL-360 lathe features a 45-degree slant bed with rigid boxways and programmable tailstock.
Touchscreen Control Station Improves Grinding Operations
An adjustable touchscreen control station is designed to improve accuracy, quality and ease of operation on Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII series automatic precision surface grinding machines.
Double-Column VMC Offers High Rigidity
The FVM-3016DCL double-column VMC from Chevalier features a table size ranging from 126" × 57" to 165.4" × 57" with a table load ranging from 14,330 to 17,637 lbs.
Touchscreen Control Station Eases Grinding Operations
Chevalier’s FSG-ADIII automatic precision surface grinding machine includes an adjustable touchscreen control station.
Chevalier's FBL-360B MC Box Ways With Live Tooling
Robust CNC Slant Bed Lathe, Offers Chevalier's Legendary Value And High-Performance
The FBL-360B MC boasts a 45-degree slant bed, rigid box ways structure and programmable tailstock. It’s the best machine in the market for mixed volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications. The machine is engineered with ease of access and trouble-free maintenance in mind.
Here are vital specs about the FBL-360B MC:
CAPACITY: The FBL-360B MC slant bed lathe features a 15"chuck, maximum swing and maximum turning diameter of 22.4" and a maximum turning length up to 80".
STRUCTURE: The FBL-360B MC offers a flexible, accurate and efficient solution for mixed volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications. The ribbed Meehanite cast iron mono-block casting––with high rigidity box way––helps resist deflection and vibration during heavy machining.
The FBL-360B MC offers a flexible, accurate and efficient solution for mixed-volume, short-run or dedicated high-volume applications, delivering fast parts machining of bars up to 4.5" in diameter at speeds up to 2,500rpm, X and Z travels of 12.6" and up to 32.2" and 708ipm rapid traverse. The X- and Z-axes positioning accuracy is ±0.0002" while repeatability is ±0.0001".
SPINDLE: The lathe features up to 35HP (50HP optional) AC digital spindle motor with 2-speed gear box, spindle bar is 4.5" in diameter and speed up to 2,500rpm. It produces up to 1,901 ft.-lbs. torque at lower rpm and has a 5.3 spindle bore.
TURRET: The German made Sauter® 12-station BMT 65 live turret offers smooth and fast indexing time, while the 15HP live motor provides large torque to satisfy most milling work.
CONTROL: FANUC 0i-TD control with 10.4" LCD color screen and conversational Manual Guide i.
About Chevalier Machinery
Established more than 30 years ago, Chevalier Machinery USA is a leading manufacturer of grinding, turning and milling machining centers. Our machines are assembled in our own 9001-certified facilities that include departments for R&D, cast part processing, sheet metal production and electronics. We provide superior solutions to our clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction, defense, wind turbine, gas and oil products, medical, printing and semiconductor. And with our extensive network of well-qualified dealers, Chevalier offers on-time delivery, fast service and competitive pricing.
Chevalier Machinery is the United States branch company of Falcon Machine Tools, a Taiwanese-based machine tool manufacturer with branches and agents in Europe, the Middle East, Mainland China, South America and the U.S. Established in 1978, Falcon is a publicly traded company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Chevalier’s impressive showroom, main parts, warehousing, distribution and training/tech-support center is in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Fe Springs.
Chevalier's Research and Development
Our state-of-the-art R&D division includes design, prototype development, applications, electrical and electronics. The CAD division uses 3-D/Pro-E software that enables design engineers to achieve finite element analysis and dynamic simulation through all phases of the design process.
Chevalier follows the most-stringent quality control process, from casting to final assembly. We have been a quality control leader since our inception, garnering almost every QC award in the world. All of our machines after assembly are measured and calibrated by state-of-the-art laser calibration equipment. This ensures precise verification and compensation of our machines, resulting in increased accuracy and repeatability. Machines are given a ball-bar test, a series of circular moves. The encoder data from the bar is fed into a computer that outputs a chart for machine accuracy. Engineers, who oversee inspection stations, design our machines to ensure that all aspects of the manufacturing process meet the designer’s specific requirements.
Sales, Sevice and Parts
Customer satisfaction is always the highest priority at Chevalier. Our knowledgeable service engineers, technicians and sales representatives travel around the world to provide assistance to our dealers and end-users. Our after-sales service fleet is available to our service engineers and technicians. Chevalier’s expert network of dealers in more than 80 countries is thoroughly trained to adhere to Chevalier’s superior customer service standards. Our modern warehouse facility in the Los Angeles area maintains a comprehensive inventory of parts for all machines sold in the United States.
Hammering The Competition
New EM Series High-Speed VMC Delivers More Bang For Your Buck!
The NEW EM Series is a high-speed VMC with a cost savings that hammers the competition, delivering more bang for your buck and increasing your production capabilities.
The high-speed machine is engineered with efficiency to satisfy the need for large quantity machining with limited floor space. The series comes in three models: EM1620L, EM2033L and the EM2040L.
Here are vital specs about the NEW EM Series:
STRUCTURE: The major parts of the machine are constructed of high-quality Meehanite cast iron, which offers superior stability. The machine's base is supported by full-travel, enabling it to be suitable for high-speed machining. All 3-axes are built with high-speed linear ways providing smooth quick movement without delay. The series ranges from 16" x 20" to 20" x 40".
CAPACITY: The Series has a table load of up to 1,320 lbs. with an overall table dimension of up to 47" x 20". The travel on the X-, Y- and Z-axes are up to 40" x 20.8" x 20".
PERFORMANCE: The series provides fast interpolation, minimizing machining time with high, rapid speed, up to 1,889.7ipm. The powerful 20HP spindle motor handles up to 10,000rpm, combining an attractive finish surface in high-speed with enough torque in lower rpm. Optional 12,000rpm is available. Another benefit is quick pick-up speed, with high-speed rigid tapping. Tool capacity is 24 ATC arm type, with a random tool change.
CONTROL: The series is loaded with features: FANUC 0iMD, color 8.4" LCD that has a 4-axes, simultaneous contouring, linear-circular-helical interpolation and canned cycles for drilling, tapping and profiling, plus a conversational Manual Guide 0i and much more.
Align with the Expert for Maximum Productivity
FSG Series Double-Column Fixed Beam Grinder
EASY TO SET-UP, PROGRAM AND OPERATE; EXCEEDS THE MOST RIGOROUS DEMANDS
Chevalier customers in a wide range of industries like what they see in the FSG-4080DC series double-column fixed beam grinders. They say the grinders are easy to set-up, program and operate and exceed the most rigorous demands for rigidity, accuracy and speed. All while providing an enormous grinding area.
“With the options in the market within our target group of machines, the Chevalier FSG series stood out as the choice product,” said Brian Young, general manager of Erie Precision Grinding in Pennsylvania. “It provides an easy to use interface, full CNC control system, total workpiece capacity and the rigidity and accuracy of the dual column design.” Young said his high expectations for the FSG Series has been meet.
“Now that we have completed a number of workpieces, I am truly impressed by its performance,” he added. “By meeting my expectations, it has exceeded what I thought was possible over such a large platform. The operator interface, intuitive programming and speed are all working together to provide an exceptional piece of equipment capable of servicing our customers effectively and efficiently.
The user-friendly conversational programming features:
- Smart-III CNC PC based control and Microsoft Win CE platform
- Patented designed table stroke can be adjusted from screen
- Conversational graphic program for grinding and dressing
- Standard can cycles: step surface, slice and crisscross cycles
- Switch between manual, semi-automatic, fully automatic or CNC
- Automatic wheel dressing can be done while machining or at the end of a cycle
- Simplified data transfer using Ethernet/intranet data saving and transfer, USB port and CF card port