CHIRON America, Inc.
March 2014 Product Spotlight: Machining Centers
This slideshow features the machining centers we cover in the Modern Equipment Review Spotlight section in our March issue.
Chiron to Host Open House
The machine tool builder will host a three-day event in Germany in March.
HMCs Machine High-Temperature Resistant Steel
Chiron’s 26 series horizontal machining centers are designed for large workpieces such as gear housings, structural parts or components made up of high-temperature-resistant steel.
VMCs Designed for Accurate Multi-Sided Machining
Chiron’s 24 series of vertical machining centers offers spindle clearance ranging to 600 mm and a drum workpiece-changing system to accommodate larger components.
Chiron to Import Stama Machines
The company will offer a greater selection of machining centers.
New Leadership at Chiron
Chiron America, a provider of custom VMCs, has announced the appointment of Dirk Zikeli as CEO.
Chiron Expands Charlotte, N.C. Facility
Chiron America has expanded its manufacturing facility in Charlotte, North Carolina by 20,000 square feet to accommodate increased customer demand. To mark the occasion, the machine tool supplier recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by company executives based both in the United States and Germany as well as employees and dealers.
This Extrusion is Fed Through the Machining Center
Long, slender parts can be difficult to machine, especially when they are longer than the machine itself. Watch video of a part being processed by being fed through the machining center.
Chiron Expands Facility, Workforce
Machine tool builder and turnkey solution provider Chiron America recently began construction on a 20,000-square-foot addition to its existing 55,000-square-foot facility in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Determining Machining Effectiveness, Not Guessing It
KitchenAid uses Overall Equipment Effectiveness to determine in real numbers the impact individual machine tools have on parts production for its stand mixers. In doing so, it brings actual machining processes closer to ideal ones.
Machining Center With Swivel Head Has Seven Programmable CNC Axes
With seven CNC-controlled axes, the company’s FZ 12K S multi-function machine is built for high-precision, automated, six-sided complete machining from bar. Designed for medical manufacturers, the machine is suited for applications such as orthopedic devices, bone plates, hip sockets and surgical instruments made o
CNCs Accomodate Various Automation Setups
As one Barrington, New Hampshire shop recently discovered, machining diesel engine turbocharger impellers from Type 2618 aluminum requires multiple passes to machine the blades.
When Two Spindles Are Better Than One
Machining centers with multiple spindles offer a compromise between flexibility and productivity. Different machine designs use the multiple spindles in different ways.
Video from Chiron America demonstrates the company’s Multi-Profile System, which combines a machining center with in-feed and out-feed accessories so that the compact machine can mill and drill long parts.