Fuji's Gyroflex Machine Meets Various Production Needs

Fuji Machine’s Gyroflex Ultimate Multitasking Machine offers a swift automation solution for complex parts, with 0.4-second indexing and spindle speeds up to 12,000 rpm.


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A press photo of Fuji's Gyroflex Ultimate Multitasking Machine

At Fuji Innovation Days 2020 in November, Fuji Machine first revealed its Gyroflex Ultimate Multitasking Machine. Featuring industry-leading technology, Fuji says it designed the automation solution for unprecedented flexibility, efficiency and accuracy.

The Gyroflex meets production demands from low-production volume and parts prototyping to high-volume and high-mixed production. The company says even a single Gyroflex reduces setup and changeover times and completes complex parts efficiently and accurately.

The machine’s integrated Fuji-built LX-40 three-axis gantry robot enables unattended operation and fast parts handling. The hydraulic robot chuck and thin-type double-hand design provide stable clamping and workpiece handling while using minimum space. ESPRIT 3D CAD/CAM simplifies programming for complex parts and processes, and the chip disposal design enables non-stop production.

The Gyroflex’s opposed twin spindles are positioned on Z-axis slideways with 960 mm of stroke. Equal in size and capability, each spindle is capable of performing the same operations (OP-10A/10B). The Z-axis slide moves at high speeds to reduce loading time to the second spindle.

A milling tool spindle, mounted on rigid X- and Y-axis box way slides, allows for various types of machining by accessing both Z-axis spindles and swinging up to 190 degrees. Milling tool spindle speeds reach 12,000 rpm with a 15-hp spindle motor. A 15-station live tool turret, also positioned on highly rigid X- and Y-axis box way slides, offers indexing times of 0.4 seconds and spindle speeds of 4,000 rpm with a 6-hp spindle motor.

The Gyroflex ATC rapid tool change time is 4 seconds, maximum tool diameter is 130 mm, tool length is 300 mm and tool weight is 8 kg. Fuji’s Gyroflex features a 40-tool ATC and a FANUC 31i-B Plus controller. The machine footprint’s measures 5,000 x 3,000 mm (16’5” x 9’10”) with a height of 3,530 mm (11’7”).