CHIRON America, Inc.

10950 Withers Cove Park Drive

Charlotte, NC 28278 US

A Message from CHIRON America, Inc.

Company Profile

CHIRON America, Inc is a manufacturer and distributor of high-speed vertical machining centers and fully automated turnkey production cells for markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Global Leader in the Design of High Speed Vertical Machining Centers

08 Series, 15 Series, 18 Series & 24 SeriesFast, powerful precision machining centers for profitable production.

MT Series CHIRON MillTurn

12 Series machining can be supplied as single, double, four-spindle, or MillTurn versions offering speed, compact construction and versatility of use.


MILL Series is the optimal solution for highly productive cutting and machining applications.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

Chiron machining center

Linear Drives Double Productivity of Single-, Twin-Spindle Machining Centers
Chiron’s single and twin-spindle models FZ08 FX and DZ08 FX compact milling centers are now equipped with Chiron’s dynamic precision package.

Chiron FZ08MT Precision+

Five-Axis Machine for Complete, Six-Sided Machining
Chiron America’s five-axis FZ08MT Precision+ machining center is said to enable complex, five-axis parts to be machined in a single setup from bar stock without the need for additional finishing.

GF Machining Solutions’ Mikron HEM 500U milling machine offers efficient five-axis capabilities in a compact footprint. The machine is designed to fit in tight areas with an accessible structure that enables workpieces to be loaded and unloaded with a forklift, rather than a crane.

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.

Chiron 26 series HMC

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.

Video: Machining Long Parts Through a Small Machining Center
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.

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

Five-axis FZ08KSM

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.

Product Categories of CHIRON America, Inc.

Drilling & Tapping Machines, CNC
Drilling Machines, Multi-Spindle
Horizontal Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Machining Cells & FMS
Machining Flex Lines
Milling Machines, Universal
Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
Robot Tooling/Grippers
Turn/Mill Machines, CNC
Turning Centers, Twin-Spindle/Multi-Turret
Universal Machining Centers
Vertical Machining Centers, Five-Axis
Vertical Machining Centers, Up to Four-Axis

Trade Names

CHIRON Mill Series
CHIRON Mill-Turn
CHIRON Multi-Spindle
CHIRON Precision+
SCHERER Feinbau Shaft Lathes
SCHERER Feinbau Turning Centers
SCHERER Feinbau Vertical Lathes
STAMA Milling & Turning Centers
STAMA Vertical Machining Centers