5/7/2020 | 1 MINUTE READ

Quicktech Turn-Mills Feature Integrated 6-Axis Robot

Originally titled 'Multitasking Machines Integrated with 6-Axis Robot'
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The machines are designed to perform complex milling with standard live tools, and an optional 360˚ B-axis extends milling capabilities

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Quicktech’s i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO 4-axis mill/turn centers feature integrated 6-axis Mitsubishi robots for fast, automated loading and unloading of medium-diameter (i42: 42mm/1.68", i60: 60mm/2.36") bar stock. The machines are designed to perform complex milling with standard live tools, and an optional 360˚ B-axis extends milling capabilities. The Mitsubishi S-

series 6-axis, high-speed robot automatically loads, unloads or turns over parts weighing up to 13 lbs. An optional multitray, 4-pallet stacker handling system enables extended untended operation. The robot is contained within the machine and positioned to allow unimpeded operator access for machine setup and operation.

The i-42 ROBO and i-60 ROBO machines operate in four axes (five with the optional B-axis), with a 15-hp, high-torque main spindle that features C-axis capability, a 2-hp live-tool milling spindle, and capacity for 17 tools (23 with B-axis). A standard DIN-173-42B collet chuck provides capacity for 42 mm bar, while an option with a 60 mm collet or 6", 3-jaw chuck offers 60 mm bar capacity. A 3-axis (4-axis with optional B-axis) gang-type vertical tool post serves the main spindle with six OD turning tools, five ID turning tools, and three radial and three axial live toolheads. The optional B axis increases live tool capacity to six radial and six axial positions. The tool post also provides Y-axis motion for off-center milling operations. Rigid tapping is standard, as is the Kennametal KM-25 quick-change system that minimizes tool change time.

A matched CNC system combines a Mitsubishi M80A control, featuring a 260-mm (10.4") LCD with Mitsubishi servomotors and amplifiers. Standard machine features include a bar feeder interface, parts conveyor and catcher, chip conveyor, collet chucks and a 400-psi coolant pump.

Quicktech machines are distributed in North America byAbsolute Machine Tools Inc.

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